Jo McDonald Dip. Integrative Therapeutic Counselling. MBACP.
As an integrative therapist, I provide an empathic, warm and supportive space, where clients feel safe to explore, express and process their most difficult thoughts, feelings and challenges, without fear of judgement.
By understanding that each client is a unique individual with an incomparible life, I use an integrative approach, with the aim of drawing on different therapeutic techniques to fit the needs of each individual.
Working collaboratively with clients, my aim is to support clients through the process of examining thoughts and feelings from the past and the present. Guiding clients towards new horizons with fresh perspectives and a better understanding of themselves within the world and how they relate to others.
The therapeutic space that I provide is safe, supportive, nurturing, and is free from judgement. Clients are able to process their most difficult thouhts and feelings, in order to move them forward with realistic and fulfilling methods to manage their challenges, in healthier and more satisfying ways.
I work with clients to build their resilience and self-esteem and to create a better understanding of themselves, guiding them towards greater self-awareness and increasing their ability to make decisions and the much needed changes in their lives moving forward.
My Integrative approach sees me drawing from a range of theories including humanistic and psychodynamic approaches, allowing me to tailor the therapy to address the individual challenges and needs of each client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am Registered Member MBACP.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Guilt & Shame
- Low Self-esteem
Concessions offered for
Initial 30 minute telephone consultation - free of charge
£60 per 50 minute session
£40 per 50 minute session (low-cost concession spaces) please contact me for availibility.
Monday - Thursday 9am-9pm