Hi, my name is Jo and I am here to provide you with the space to explore why you are feeling the way you do. I have worked with many different people and many different issues. I realise that no two people are the same and I provide a non-judgmental space for you to speak to me in confidence about anything that is bothering you, anything that is stopping you from moving forward and issues from your past and present that might be holding you back. I am a qualified counsellor and work in an integrative way which means I take different models of counselling and tailor the interventions I use to you as an individual client and the issues you may present. I work at your pace and am happy to tailor the amount of sessions to suit the needs of you as my client. I always work in a person centred way and put you, the client at the centre of the work, the focus is always on you. I am a kind hearted, friendly, empathic person and this shows through in my work with clients. I will always be honest and will walk alongside you on your journey, wherever that may take us.
I have a comfortable and confidential space in which to meet. I always try to accommodate clients and make sessions accessible for you. I can offer telephone sessions and online sessions if this suits you better. The room is situated on the ground floor of Holmfield Mills in Halifax so there are no issues for anyone with access requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I completed my training at Leeds Beckett University. I have undertaken work with clients in recovery from addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, hearing voices and experiencing psychosis. I have worked with people who want to deal with the present and also those who wish to look into the past. I am able to work with clients aged 16 and above. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I work according to its Ethical Framework.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I charge £45 per session
Sessions last 50 minutes