Jo Dodsley

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Chester CH2 & CH1
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About me

I will walk alongside you to help you identify any concerns or issues that are affecting you, explore them safely and confidentially, and support you in rediscovering your inner knowing to overcome them, as I believe we are the experts in our own lives.

We are all individuals with our own unique outlook on the world, and as an Integrative Counsellor, I use a tailored mix of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (challenging unhelpful thoughts and behaviours), Psychodynamic (understanding how past experiences might shape your present) and a Person-centred approach (with you in control), to find the best therapy for your specific needs.

I offer both short- and long-term therapy, with a free first consultation (30 mins), and will work with you either face-to-face or via phone or video call. I have experience in working with domestic and sexual abuse, relationship issues, menopause and peri-menopause, anxiety, depression, physical illness, bereavement, concerns around diet and food, as well as the stress of just being a human being in these times. If you're feeling the lasting impact of adversity, such as the Covid pandemic - if you're feeling like you're struggling to adjust and adapt - we can spend time processing those feelings of vulnerability that can leave us unmoored in our present lives. Sometimes we just need a place to download. 

'We can do hard things.'

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently have a Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling and I am a member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I have been seeing clients who have presented with a huge range of issues, from the post-pandemic trauma, domestic and sexual abuse, stress around the menopause, grief, anxiety, depression, physical illness, as well as relationship concerns. I also have a Diploma in Nutrition for Children and Young people, which many clients have found helpful. 

I have done multiple counselling training in Coercive Control and DVA - Domestic Violence and Abuse - in order to support clients ethically and safely, as well as further CPD in Peri- and Menopause issues.

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£35.00 - £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£45 per session

£35 per session for concessions (students, pensioners and those who receive benefits)

When I work

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Further information


Jo is a fantastic therapist, she brought light to a particularly dark time for me and helped me resolve long standing issues around emotional repression. I went into therapy with very low expectations, expecting it to amount to nothing, Jo was extremely attentive and insightful proving me very very wrong. She listens in a way I had never experienced before, in a way only a professional could."

J S, client

1b Law Street, Hoole, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 3AT

Chester, Cheshire, CH1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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