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Jo Harding (BACP, UKCP, MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling)

London EC2A & SW17
07989 447058 07989 447058 Registered / Accredited

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 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

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

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.

UK Council for 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

Feelings of shame

Therapies offered

  • Integrative

Fees

I charge £70 to £80 per session. 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.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Availability

I offer daytime and evening appointments Monday to Thursday, online.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Jo Harding (BACP, UKCP, MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling)

Jo Harding (BACP, UKCP, MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling)