Jo Gibson - Registered MBACP- A Client Centred, Relational Approach
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor based in Stevenage, with 10 years experience of working with many different issues life can throw at us. I work with individuals, couples 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. 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 qualified psychotherapist with 10 years experience working in private practice and the charity sector.
I also hold a Post Grad Certificate 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 10 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 Individuals (1 hour daytime session)
£60 Couples (1 hour daytime session)
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have daytime availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Person Centred and Relational Supervisor.