I'm Jo Burton an experienced Counsellor who offers short or longer-term remote Counselling by telephone or online via zoom. I work with individuals 18 years and older with a wide range of issues.
The last 12 months has seen a large increase in remote working. It has been an opportunity to show Clients the many benefits of accessing Counselling remotely. It helps when time is limited, offers more flexibility with appointment times and it is useful for those who are housebound or self isolating. It also provides the opportunity for Clients to access Counselling in the comfort and privacy of their own homes which can be helpful for those who suffer from anxiety or depression.
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 intuitive approach tailored for the needs of the Client.
Integrated Counselling is when the Counsellor has been trained in all the 'main stream' Counselling approaches:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (known as CBT)
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.
Asking for help at these times is an investment in ourselves and a sign of strength.
Counselling can help by talking and working through any difficulties or challenges, exploring and understanding our many different thoughts and feelings, and finding a positive way forward.
I believe 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. When we experience these conditions growth, healing, recovery and reaching our true potential can happen.
We all deserve to feel happy, fulfilled and at peace with who we are. Life can and should be truly amazing, Counselling helps.
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 have a special interest in grief and loss, spirituality, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and personal development.
Having good self-esteem and a good sense of self-worth can be the key to living a fulfilling and happy life.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling Sessions last approximately 60 minutes and cost £40 per session.
I use the first session as an assessment, a time to see if I can help or if you want to work with me.
This initial assessment is charged at the normal session rate and lasts for approximately 60 minutes.
Once the first appointment is agreed I e-mail you all the necessary paperwork to include Clients contact details and GDPR information etc.
There is no obligation to continue if it doesn't feel right for you.
I have daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.