Jo Harding

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(BACP, UKCP, MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling)
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London, Greater London, SW17
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About me

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, and registered member of the BACP and UKCP. I work with adult clients, who see me for help with a variety of issues including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem and difficult relationship patterns.


How I work:

My intention is to provide a counselling space in which you feel safe and supported in order to explore whatever concerns you. I feel a trusting relationship between client and counsellor is vital.  I also believe that counselling can provide a place for you to share your concerns at your pace, and be listened to fully, which often doesn’t happen in our daily lives. By listened to fully, I mean without judgement or disruption. Together, we can gain understanding to help you. Counselling is a two-way process, and I work in a collaborative and enabling way. My role isn’t to tell you what to do; I may gently challenge you, or offer insights or observations, but without being authoritative.

As an integrative counsellor, I work in the way that is most suitable to you.I will draw on a number of established counselling and therapeutic approaches depending on your needs. I don’t have a fixed or predetermined way of working therefore, as everyone is different and what helps one person may not suit you. We may explore behaviours, beliefs, feelings or habits that are concerning you, which may involve looking at past or present relationships or how past relationships affect you now.I work holistically, which may include exploring thoughts, emotions and bodily feelings, as our physical sensations can help us understand what is going on for us. I also may suggest creative tools such as drawing or writing, or visualisation. How we work will be agreed between us.

About me:

I am interested in how early relationships can affect us in the present. As well as how we relate to and experience others, I am curious about how we experience ourselves, and why it is that we may feel so critical or even ashamed of ourselves. 

I am originally from the US; I moved to London over 20 years ago. Before training to become a counsellor, I worked in marketing and creative services. I have been employed in large and small companies, and in voluntary organisations, which gives me an understanding of workplace issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training:

  • I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
  • I have an MA/Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre
  • I have a Level 2 Certificate in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • I have completed EMDR training 
  • I have a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling, a counselling foundation course, from the University of Cambridge
  • I also have a Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University

Experience:

I have experience in a private clinic, NHS practice and through voluntary work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Feelings of shame

Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • WPA

Additional information

If you would like to arrange an initial session to see what it might be like to work with me, please get in touch.  I charge a reduced rate of £40 for this first meeting, as I recognise the importance of choosing a counsellor you feel comfortable with.

When I work

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Further information

I abide by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics.I receive regular supervision and undertake continued professional development and training.

London, Greater London, SW17

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

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Jo Harding
Jo Harding