About me

I am a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor with a diploma in humanistic therapeutic counselling and am a member of the professional register of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, abiding by their code of ethical conduct.

I work with those suffering anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse survivors, relationship difficulties, addictive behaviours, general unhappiness and those seeking self awareness.  My approach is to help you identify and work with the root cause of suffering rather than papering over the cracks.

Counselling is not a question of me telling you what to do or how to be, you know yourself better than anyone else does, and your inner self knows what it needs to do to, even if you are not aware of that right now. I will accompany and support you using my skills and abilities to empower you to access your own source of inner strength and well being.

I provide a safe, confidential space where you will not be judged, where together we can get to the bottom of what's bothering you and help you move forward.

I have a background in bodywork, I was a Shiatsu practitioner (Japanese Acupressure) for many years, and practice mindfulness meditation.  I integrate my experience of holistic body/mind awareness into my therapeutic work.

Fee

My fee for counselling is £45 per hour.

Therapeutic counselling works best when meetings are regular, usually weekly, and can be short term or longer term depending on your needs. If you have a particular issue that you wish to work on in a focused way then short term counselling would be appropriate. For deep seated, or multiple issues or for developing self awareness, more time would be helpful.

  • I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation giving you the opportunity to find out a little bit more about my practice and to to ask any questions you need, to help decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.

Contact by phone or email, I will always respond within 24 hours.

Weekday appointments available via online video or phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a diploma in therapeutic counselling (humanistic), and am a member of the professional register of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I have an extensive professional background in mind/body work (Shiatsu) and the practice of mindfulness and meditation. I have additional training in working with abuse survivors.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Photos & videos

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per hour. Payment by bank transfer.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday appointments available for online and telephone counselling sessions.

Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Jo Brown

Jo Brown