Hi, I'm Jo, welcome to my profile. I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), working in line with their code of ethics.
In these unusual times I'm temporarily offering sessions via secure video call or telephone only. Accessing sessions remotely does have benefits with more flexibility around appointments, no travel time and from the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about working together remotely we can arrange our initial (no obligation) chat by video call.
How can I help you?
Are you experiencing change and struggling to adapt? Do you need to talk to someone who you can trust and who is separate from your life? Do you need a safe space to 'take off your mask' and understand the uncomfortable feelings you often try to push aside?
Having feelings isn’t optional but you can choose to take positive steps to improve how you feel through our sessions.
I offer integrative counselling and can work to suit your needs. I am professional, compassionate, genuine and care greatly about helping you.
There is a list of areas I deal with at the bottom of this page however I commonly work with anxiety, panic, low mood, depression, bereavement, loss, family/relationship problems, midlife/menopausal stresses and low self esteem.
Sessions are usually weekly for 50 minutes, however, I am flexible and can work around your needs. Sessions are at your pace and for you to use however you want.
Person-centred counselling is the basis of sessions. Our relationship is key and I will listen to you with warmth and non-judgement. I work hard to understand what it is like to be you, bringing validation, perspective, clarity and enabling a better understanding of self.
CBT training means that I am able to empower you by helping you to understand what you are experiencing in a more informative, educative role. We can work together and focus on areas of change looking at thoughts and/or behaviour to reduce unwanted feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in CBT
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- BSc (Hons) Psychology 2.1
Recent Training (CPD)
- Working with Shame
- Working with Relational Trauma
- Neuroscience Workshops - Polyvagal Theory for Trauma
- Foundations in Compassion Focused Therapy
- Working with Bereavement & Complex GrieF
- An Awareness of Issues with Prescribed Drug Dependance and Withdrawal
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Moving Your Practice On line
My background is in working with women and families, many suffering the far reaching impact of domestic abuse and I have several years experience counselling adults with common mental health problems.
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
After our initial chat an introductory session is £25 where we can discuss in more detail what has brought you to counselling, your expectations and goals.
Sessions (50 mins) thereafter will be £40.
Payment is required prior to each session by bank transfer.
Give me a call on 07712 856 231 to see if what I offer is right for you. You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer.
Availability to suit your needs with daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
Daytime, evening (Mon - Friday) & weekends
When face to face appointments resume I work from a room in the M24 area. This is a 20 minute drive from central Manchester and has good transport links.
The counselling room is close to the M60 and therefore easily accessible by car from all areas in Greater Manchester.