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About me

I'm Jo Burton an experienced Counsellor who offers short of longer-term Counselling.

If you feel ready to take the first step please send me an e-mail so we can discuss any of your concerns or to arrange the first appointment.  Alternatively, if you prefer to speak to me on the telephone, please leave me a message and I will get back to you.

A typical session lasts approx one hour.  The first appointment is used as an assessment.

During the assessment we can discuss what aims and goals you have for the Counselling.  It also gives you the opportunity to see if you will feel comfortable talking to me.

After the assessment if you are happy to continue, we can set up a second session and then continue with regular sessions.

There is never any obligation to continue if it doesn't feel right for you.

How and where I practice:

I practice in Milton Cambridge and at Lifestuff Newmarket.  The Milton practice benefits from plenty of free on street parking and the practice at Newmarket is opposite a car park with low cost parking fee's.

I work with individuals 18 years and over with a wide range of issues.

My passion for Counselling came after I experienced Counselling for myself.  It was such a life changing event for me.  The natural 'next step' was to become a qualified Counsellor myself so I could pass on this positive experience to help others.

I use an integrated approach tailored for the needs of the Client.

Integrated Counselling is when the Counsellor has been trained in all the 'main stream' Counselling approaches:

  • Humanistic
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (known as CBT)
  • Psychodynamic

What is Counselling:

People seek Counselling for many reasons.  I think it is useful any time, and not just at breaking point.  We all know when things just don't feel quite right, when we're out of balance or if we're at the point of giving up completely.

Counselling can help by talking and working through any difficulties or challenges, exploring and understanding our many different thoughts and feelings, and then find a positive way forward.

My role is to create a safe, confidential non-judgemental space where Clients can be heard, acknowledged and valued for the unique individual they are. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Course.
  • Diploma in Stress Management and Relaxation.
  • I've worked for the Hertfordshire NHS Primary Care Trust and the Samaritans during my Counselling training. 
  • After qualifying I did additional training with Cruse Bereavement Care and worked with them as a Bereavement Support Volunteer.
  • I am a member of the ICO.
  • Insured by Holistic Insurance.
  • Accredited member of The National Counselling Society.

Member organisations

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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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

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a special interest and additional training in the following:

  • Grief, bereavement and loss.
  • Spirituality.
  • Anxiety and depression.
  • Low self-esteem and low self worth.
  • Self and personal development.

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£50.00 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I practice at Lifestuff Newmarket on Fridays, I have daytime and evening appointments available there.  The rest of the week I practice in Milton Cambridge.

Further information

Telephone Counselling:

There has been a big demand for Counsellors to work remotely.  This has provided a unique opportunity to demonstrate how well telephone Counselling can work.

The benefits of receiving Counselling by telephone:

  • Useful when time is limited, no travelling time involved.
  • More availablity for appointments.
  • Provides Counselling for those who are housebound.
  • Allows Clients to access Counselling from the security of their own home, especially helpful for those who suffer from anxiety etc.
  • I can work with Clients outside my location.

Telephone Counselling works much the same as in person Counselling however, you will need a safe and secure place so you will feel able to talk freely without having concerns of being over heard.

All the paperwork can be done online or by post beforehand.

If you have any reservations about receiving Counselling by telephone I would recommend just giving it a try.

Jo Burton is also registered with Therapy Directory.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24

9 All Saints Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8ES

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

There are no stairs to climb in both practice's however there are two steps up to enter the Newmarket practice.