Jo Mercer

Jo Mercer

6 Lower Grosvenor Place

07732 064498

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About me

During the current COVID-19 crisis, I am working exclusively on-line and by phone.

I specialise in working with professional people who outwardly appear confident and high achieving, but who secretly want their internal turmoil and self-doubt to stop.  I will help you bring back clarity to your life, so that you can begin to make choices that are more congruent with your true goals.

Is that you?  I’m sure you started out hoping for a bright future.  Perhaps you began college or university with the dream of using your intelligence and talent to create something original and beautiful.  You were full of hopes and dreams.  You certainly had the qualifications and imagination to create the life you wanted for yourself.

Real life’s more complicated than that, right?  Or that’s what you tell yourself.  It’s just that you have a sneaking suspicion that life is more complicated for you than it appears to be for other people.  Perhaps it seems as though your friends and colleagues feel more confident than you do, more able to push ahead with their ideas without being plagued by doubt.  Whereas for you, there always seems to be something holding you back, and sometimes it even feels as though you are sabotaging your own success.  Perhaps you are in a relationship where, whatever you do, your needs seem to come low on the list.  What’s more, you don’t really understand why it feels so difficult for you, why you never feel good enough.  On top of that, you worry about what others think of you, and so over time you’ve developed a mask to hide that vulnerable part of yourself.  It’s a secret.  And in that isolation it’s beginning to feel that no-one really knows about the you on the inside.

What would it feel like to work collaboratively with someone who does know all about that?  Who, in a calm and confidential space, will help you make sense of that internal turmoil so that you become more able to make choices and be the whole person you really are?

I have worked successfully with many people like you. People who were able to untangle profound internal conflicts to understand and change what had held them back.

My own personal experience of being helped by therapy inspired me to train as a psychotherapist.  Now let me help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at WPF, one of the longest standing and most respected therapeutic organisations in the UK.  My Post Graduate Diploma is accredited by Roehampton University.

After working in the clinic at WPF, I set up in private practice.  I am based at Westminster Therapy Associates, a group practice of similarly qualified practitioners in Westminster, close to Victoria Station in central London.

I have also worked as an Associate Counsellor at Roehampton University, where I treated young people with complex mental health needs.

I am a member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) and The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

Having undertaken rigorous trainings in counselling and psychotherapy, offer both options within my practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with parents who have a child with Special Needs.

Therapies offered


Regular weekly sessions cost between £70 and £90 and last for 50 minutes.

Further information

Choosing the right therapist for you involves finding someone you feel you can trust and confide in.  It is equally important that your therapist has undertaken a rigorous accredited training, and is appropriately registered with the relevant professional bodies.

I provide a safe, calm and confidential environment, where you can identify, explore and work through the things that are troubling you.

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Maps & Directions

London, SW1W 0EN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

The practice is on the first floor, and unfortunately there is no lift.


I currently have availability on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults