Jo Bird FdSc MBACP

Jo Bird FdSc MBACP

The Atrium
Curtis Road
Dorking
Surrey
RH4 1XA

Leatherhead
Surrey
KT23

07305 730 460

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The Atrium
Curtis Road
Dorking
Surrey
RH4 1XA

Leatherhead
Surrey
KT23

07305 730 460

About me

Finding your way through life can leave you holding pain, guilt and shame that can stop you from experiencing it as you would choose; you can lose the joy and wonder of living when you can only focus on the struggles you have just trying to be who you are, and this can lead to stress, anxiety and depression.

I will listen and be beside you as together we explore your world and look at the challenges you are facing People often find that with awareness they can see how to change things that will improve their life and just being able to share your story can lift a huge weight that’s been carried a long time.

I believe that every life is valuable and the therapy I offer works with the uniqueness of the individual without blame or judgement.

I am a qualified counsellor/ psychotherapist. I have particular experience with those living with addiction and mental health struggles including Depression, Bi Polar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder, PTSD and other undiagnosed concerns. I have also worked with people whose relationships are being affected by the struggles of those close to them, which is often experienced as anxiety, depression and stress.

As the Counsellor for a Residential Home I spent time with young people that had experienced homelessness, addiction or perhaps an unsettled start in life. I have worked with teenagers and young people experiencing anxiety, depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts.

I have trained and spent time as a Samaritan.

I am a Humanistic Therapist which I passionately believe can offer salve to many troubled or challenging areas.

As a volunteer I work with a Charity that provides therapy for those that need help with addiction and mental health struggles.

Before becoming a counsellor I worked with families and people under exceptional pressure as part of a multi team support network.

I also work in a school where I have supported main stream children and those that were considered to have particular needs including autism, ADHD and Cerebral Palsy.

So if you think you might like to look further into what counselling could do for you we can start with a free 30 minute consultation after which you should know if you want to explore further.

I can be flexible with times, offering before/after work and weekends as well as normal daytime. The Atrium is a calm, comfortable space where there is parking and refreshments available to purchase during normal opening hours.

I can offer times at my practice in Bookham but these are less flexible.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling Greenwich University

Addiction and Mental Health Counsellor at Catalyst Charitable Organisation

Assigned counsellor For The Amber House Project for young people with a history of homelessness and addiction

Samaritan

MBACP

DBS enhanced clearance

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

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Fees

Initial 30 minute consultation free

£45 per counselling hour (50 min)

£60 for couples

concessions are available

Maps & Directions

Dorking, RH4 1XA
Leatherhead, KT23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Day times, including before work sessions and evenings. Weekends also available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples