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MBACP(Accr)
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st June 2022

About me

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.

Face to face appointments are part of my practice alongside sessions delivered via the zoom platform. 

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
Attachment Difficulties
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.

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship Difficulties
Attachment issues

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

The first session is usually of about 30 mins and is without charge to enable us both to assess if working together is likely to be of help.
Subsequent sessions are £40
Concessions are available to students, the unwaged and retired individuals.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer a range of appt's across Mon, Weds and Thursday, subject to availability

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

As part of the social distancing precautions around COVID-19 I am currently offering face to face sessions via zoom (an online webcam forum)

Online platforms

Zoom