About me

I am a post grad qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor based in Stevenage, with 14 years experience of working  with many different issues life can throw at us. I work with individuals and groups. I work in a way that places you, the client at the heart of the work, as you are the expert of your own life. My role is to offer you a safe space and help you unpick or untangle what it is that you are finding painful or difficult. To work with you to safely look within, to explore and develop self awareness and clarity around the issues you are experiencing. Through this exploration, you will come to understand how to move forward from the difficulties you face.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Level 5 qualified psychotherapist with 12 years experience working in private practice and the charity sector.

I also hold a Post Grad Diploma in clinical supervision.

I am a registered member of BACP.

I have also undertaken further training and CPD in –

Somatic trauma therapy training

Relational Abuse and Trauma


Bereavement and end of life work
Working With Guilt and Shame
Working With People Who Self Harm
Surviving, Living and Thriving with Mood Disorders.
Working with clients in fragile process.
Working With and Understanding DID and Other Dissociative Spectrum Disorders.

Understanding and Working Therapeutically with Eating Disorders
Working with Anger and Rage
Working With The Shadow In The Light (Shame)

Solutions focussed brief therapy

The Balance of Power within Therapeutic Relationships
Protective Behaviours Training
The Nature of Trauma
The Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness

I also have 13 years experience working with and delivering training on all aspects of Domestic Violence.

I have 12 years experience of working with childhood trauma, which involves working across the spectrum of dissociative disorders and PTSD. I also have experience working with LGBTQ issues and gender identity, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-harm, eating disorders, domestic abuse, anger, rape, sexual assault and many other presenting issues.

I have 3 years experience facilitating support groups for adult survivors of Childhood sexual abuse.

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60 Individuals (1 hour session)
£60 1-1 Supervision    (1 hour session)

£90 group Supervision (1 1/2 hours)

I do have some concessionary slots available for counselling students and those in financial hardship. There is often a waiting list for these slots. Please ask for more details.


I currently have availability

In the current Covid - 19 crisis I am 'seeing' clients online through video software or outdoors face to face


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There are a few steps to access my room, however there is step free access around the front and I have a ramp for the threshold step. Currently due to COVID-19, I am only seeing clients online or over the telephone.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified Person Centred and Relational Supervisor.

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Jo Gibson

Jo Gibson