Jo Clarke

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Registered Member MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Norwich, Norfolk, NR2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you fed up with waking up every morning with the feeling of dread, a churning in your stomach or a tightness in your chest?
Are you frustrated with having thoughts going around in your mind, feeling that you're not in control of your life?
Are you finding yourself feeling sad and crying more than usual?
Do you feel confused and often find yourself asking "what's wrong with me?"

Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety when you are faced with challenging situations and people, or you are feeling sad and depressed, finding these emotions difficult to live with. It can feel overwhelming when you are having to deal with all of these emotions on your own, which is where counselling can be useful. 

I am a qualified person-centred therapeutic counsellor, who will work to support you to figure things out and to make sense of what you are experiencing. You will notice your self-esteem improve and your confidence gradually increase as we work together. The way I work is trauma-informed, which means that I am aware of how trauma can present itself and we can gradually work through your experiences of emotional distress and anxiety from past trauma, abuse, bereavement and grief, at your own pace.

You might not know how long you would like counselling for, and that's OK. I work with clients in an open-ended way, on a short, medium and long-term basis. We can explore this during your first appointment and review as we go. 

One of the most important elements of counselling is the professional therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client. I offer a confidential space where we can work collaboratively and you will be listened to, heard, and not be judged. 

In-person, weekly/fortnightly appointments are available in Norwich City Centre (NR2 1EE just off Pottergate).
Online appointments are also available for anyone living in the UK.

If you would like to have a chat with me about what you are looking for from counselling and how we might work together, please do send me an email or text and we can arrange a time that works for us both to have an introductory telephone call or an initial appointment. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling (Person-centred)
  • Counselling Skills Level 3 certification
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • MBACP Membership
  • Advanced Post Diploma Certificate course -
    Person Centred Couples Counselling
  • Trauma-informed counselling (Open University)
  • Volunteer counsellor at Norfolk & Waveney MIND
  • Volunteer counsellor at Cruse Bereavement
  • Previous experience as a link worker / employability support / project co-ordinator
  • I have a professional supervisor, who supports my practice as a counsellor. I am fully insured, adhere to a professional ethical framework and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) including: 
  • The Power Threat Meaning Framework (Lucy Johnstone & AD4E)
  • Autism Awareness for Counsellors – Allan Turner (Onlinevents)
  • Counselling, Psychotherapy and Autism - Jenny Ronayne - (ASPECT
    Autism Spectrum Counselling and Training)
  • A Person-Centred Perspective on Trauma - Sheila Haugh (Onlinevents)
  • Dissociation - Carolyn Spring
  • Worth Nothing: Bullying, Scapegoating & The Attrition of Self-Esteem – (Nscience)
  • Understanding and Working with Neurodivergence - Cathie Long (Onlinevents)
  • High Conflict Couples - Emotional Abuse - The Challenges of Couples Therapy (Nscience)
  • Child Bereavement (SANDS)
  • Bereaved by Suicide (Cruse Bereavement)
  • Understanding the issues of prescribed psychiatric drug dependence and withdrawal (APPG)
  • Mindfulness Teacher Training (Bangor University, Oxford Mindfulness Centre & The Mindfulness Association)

Member organisations

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

Photos & videos


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Counselling for Individuals - 50 minute sessions (in person or online via Zoom) - £50

If you would like to have a chat on the phone before making an appointment, please let me know and we can arrange this. 

Please Note: *June 2024 - I only have weekday daytime appointments available*

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me with your preferred day and time and I will do my best to find an appointment time that is mutually convenient. 

Further information

My counselling practice is in a quiet part of Norwich City Centre where you can visit in-person, by appointment. 

The room is set up to provide you with a safe and comfortable space to take some time out for yourself, to look after your well-being and to figure out what's going on for you.

I also offer online counselling if you are unable to get to me or you would simply prefer to be in the comfort of your own home. It is important that during counselling sessions you have a private space where you are able to speak freely. 

There may be times in your life when you feel that you need some extra support and a space to unload and unburden yourself.  That's where a professional counsellor comes in - supporting you through tough times. 

There is no time like the present - If you feel like you are struggling to make sense of what's going on in your mind or in your life, then please get in touch. 

Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Google Meet