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MBACP, PG Dip. Integrative Counsellor and Therapist

About me

I am an integrative therapist currently offering counselling sessions in-person and online.

I work with adults and young people across a range of issues and concerns, and offer a caring, confidential place where you can focus on your life and your story. I offer both short and long-term therapy.

There are many reasons for seeking counselling. You might want support with something specific like a relationship, a difficult decision to be made, or to cope with a loss or traumatic experience. Perhaps you want to explore more generally who and where you are in life, or you might just need a space to express your thoughts and feelings, to talk and be heard.

How I work

I have an open, conversational style and use different counselling approaches to suit each person and their individual situation. As well as working from counselling traditions such as humanistic, existential, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural, I am trained in blending elements of coaching into therapy. This combination allows for a depth of exploration and reflection, for example, identifying patterns in your life, or drawing connections between your past and present, whilst also supporting more active, dynamic and future-focused work where relevant.

Everyone is different and there are no set outcomes for therapy. Simply talking to another person can bring relief and lead to a better self-understanding, and this may be enough. Or you may want to make some adjustments or bigger changes in your life. In the first session we can discuss what you might be looking for from therapy. My approach is collaborative and your needs and best interests will always remain at the heart of our work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Coaching (BACP Accredited) from the University of East London.

I have worked with people with a range of experiences and concerns including anxiety, depression, loss, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties (family, friends, partners), social anxiety, OCD, sexual issues, work and career-related issues, identity, parenting, abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) and trauma.

My clients are from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, and I have experience of providing therapy in a variety of settings including the charity sector and educational institutions. I have worked with individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and ADHD.

Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a teacher in schools and colleges in London. I have an understanding of the pressures facing young people and their families, and the impact that working in pressured environments can have on health and well-being. 

I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their Ethical Framework.

Member organisations

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

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

Therapies offered

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Cost per session: £60

Concessions available.

Further information

Please email me if you would like to arrange an informal chat, or to find out more about how I work.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Jo Salsbury

Jo Salsbury