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About me

Please note that I am taking a year out from counselling, and am planning to reopen my practice in September 2022.

**During the Coronavirus outbreak I will be working via Zoom and telephone only.**

Therapy for women

I offer a specialist counselling service for women. As we move through life, relationships happen or don’t happen, friendships are easy or hard. Grief comes, in one way or another. We try to find fulfillment and meaning in a world where that doesn’t always come easily.

Sometimes it helps just to have another set of eyes on whatever it is you're grappling with. I will be in your corner, know (hopefully) some of the right questions to ask, be non-judgemental as you unpick your inner experience and sort through what it actually is you feel, and support you as you develop yourself to meet the particular challenges that you face.

I have a number of years experience working with women and girls, both around experiences of gender based violence and addiction, but also with broader themes that affect us all. These include issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, loss and bereavement, self-esteem, and grief.

Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like more information, or if you’d like to book an appointment with me. And whether we meet or not, I very much hope you find resolution to whatever brings you searching. Wishing you all my very best.

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my training at the Mary Ward Centre in London in 2010, undertaking a BSc in Integrative Counselling at Roehampton University shortly afterwards.

My training was Integrative, as is my practice, which means that I draw on various models and theories in my work. I was initially trained in three major approaches to therapy;

  • psychodynamic - explores how our past influences our present
  • person-centred - which focuses on the relationship between the therapist and client, specifically how the therapist is towards the client (accepting, warm, non-judgmental) and has a deep faith in the client's capacity for healing and change
  • existentialism - explores how we relate to the big questions of life, or the fundamental limitations of our existence

I also draw on various other approaches, such as attachment, systemic theory and bio-psycho-social theories of trauma, which means that I am able to tailor my approach depending on the individual needs of my client.

Since my initial training, I have also undertaken a number of other shorter training courses and workshops, such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, addiction, eating disorders and codependency. In addition to this, I am a Brainspotting Practitioner: Brainspotting is a way of accessing and processing memories and feelings using eye positions, and can be very effective for processing trauma.

Member organisations

UPCA

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £50 per hour per 50 minute therapy session, and £25 for an initial assessment session.

Concessions: I can sometimes accommodate low cost appointments for those that cannot afford my full fee or who are on a low income. Please ask about this when we speak.

I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy.

Availability

I run a private practice on a Wednesday and a Friday daytime.

Please note that I am on holiday until the 10th March, and will reply to any enquiries on my return.

Lewes
East Sussex
BN7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Jo Baker - Women's Counselling

Jo Baker - Women's Counselling