Jo Solomon

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MBACP (Accred.), UKCP Reg., IGA Full Clinical Member
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer both individual and group psychotherapy. My theoretical framework is psychodynamic, drawing on psychoanalytic thinking and developmental and attachment theory. My practice is relational, recognising that our interconnectedness at all levels is the key agent for change.

I hope the following information helps you to consider whether we might be a good fit to work together. If so, I warmly invite you to get in touch, so that together we can consider your needs, and explore what could be most helpful for you. 

Group Therapy

Spaces currently available for weekly, in-person group in Nottingham City, Wednesdays 5.30-7pm, commencing autumn 2024

Given our social nature, both our growth and our injuries derive from being in groups, including families, schools, social, and work groups. Groups form us - as we form them - and just as they make us, so they sometimes seem to break us. So where better to explore and make sense of ourselves than in groups? Group therapy is often helpful in overcoming difficult experiences from the past, which may still shape your sense of identity and your current relationships. A group is a safe space in which to work on the feelings which drive unhelpful thoughts, behaviours, and emotional patterns. A therapy group offers the consistency to connect with other people and explore yourself. Through sharing and gaining new experiences in the group, feelings can shift and insights emerge, leading to a greater sense of connectedness and wholeness.

You may find the idea of being in a group daunting, and it can be unsettling at times. However, the process of finding that you are not alone in your experiences is hugely reassuring, and a therapy group allows the space in which to adjust and settle at your own pace. Over time, being part of a therapy group can repair what previously felt broken, and offers opportunities for developing trust, communicating authentically, and enjoying playfulness.

Individual Therapy

Working individually offers a safe and consistent relationship in which to explore yourself and make sense of your experiences. Harnessing your curiosity, individual therapy can help you to understand confusing feelings and aspects of yourself which may currently be out of awareness. You are invited to talk about any and all parts of your life, going at your own pace and finding the words which have meaning for you.

Experience in the here and now is shaped by the past as well as by the present, and our identities are continually being formed and reformed, according to our relationships and environment. Through sharing your thoughts and feelings and exploring how you have arrived at this point in your life, new insight can emerge. This process offers relief from distress, enabling greater freedom in your relationship with yourself and with others.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a psychotherapist, group analyst and clinical supervisor. I have 30 years’ experience of working therapeutically in settings including schools, colleges, universities, independent practice, the charitable and private sectors. I am the clinical lead for a service providing counselling to children and young people across inner-city schools. Working with colleagues, I have developed a reflective practice service for school leaders. I advocate strongly for the benefit of reflective spaces within organisational setting.

Qualifications and accreditations:

  • Accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 
  • Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJS)
  • Full clinical member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Group Therapy


£65.00 per session

Additional information

Group therapy monthly membership fee £160 

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I have a wide range of experience as a supervisor and am committed to co-creating an environment in which it is safe to explore freely and take risks

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