Jo Baker - Women's Counselling
**During the Coronavirus outbreak I will be working via Skype 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. One of the most important parts of my work is creating a warm, non-judgmental space to enable you to speak about whatever it is that’s important to you. This in itself can be transformational, but also enables us to find the way forward together, to move you through whatever is hard, or towards where it is you want to be.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.