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About me

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:

  • 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.

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.

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

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 for you to fill in such as your contact details and GDPR information etc.

There is no obligation to continue if it doesn't feel right for you.

Availability

I have daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.

The Jade Pathway
2 Dolphin Way
Stapleford
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB22 5DW

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Jo Burton Dip Couns MBACP

Jo Burton Dip Couns MBACP