Hi, my name is Jo Chadwick and I am a fully qualified Person-Centred counsellor who can offer a safe, professional relationship where you can explore any issue that is troubling you in complete confidence.
It has been shown that the quality of therapist/client relationship is a crucial factor in effective therapy so it is hugely important that you find someone with whom you are comfortable enough to work successfully with.
In my experience in working in the voluntary sector and with young people in a school setting I have encountered a variety of issues ranging from, abuse, addictions, anger, stress, depression, relationships and identity. The most important element for me however is you and understanding your emotional landscape. I do not believe that we are defined by our problems and it is my role to assist you in discovering your own resources and providing a space where your story can be told.
As part of the social distancing precautions around COVID-19 I am currently offering face to face sessions via zoom (an online webcam forum)
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained to Advanced Diploma level gaining my Diploma in Counselling in 2007 and my Advanced Diploma in 2008.
I am also an Accredited member of the BACP and work within the Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
As part of my continuing development I also attend workshops which helps keep my professional practice up to date. These have included:-
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Mindfullness Based Stress Reduction
Addictions and the Cycle of Change
Creative therapy techniques
Self-esteem and Assertiveness Trauma based presentations / impacts
I have also trained in e-mail therapy and on-line instant messaging therapy techniques. I do not have access to encrypted therapy platforms but please be reassured that my experience of these modes of delivery enable me to work with you safely in an on-line capacity.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with