Jo Stroud MNCS Acc - Gray & Greene Therapeutic Counselling
Hello and welcome.
I am passionate about what I do as a counsellor and would like the opportunity to work with you. I offer a warm, safe and non-judgemental environment for you to work in.
Talking and opening-up, about painful feelings and life experiences, can add to the fear of seeking out therapy. Understanding how difficult it can be to make this decision I provide you with the opportunity of a free, no obligation, initial telephone consultation, which can be up to 30 minutes, helping you find the support you need.
As a humanistic therapist, I work with a selection of theoretical models helping you find the best fit for you and your counselling needs from session to session. I am direct, empathetic, warm and genuine in my approach and will play an active role in your sessions (I am not the silent type).
I have worked with a range of clients who have accessed counselling for a variety of reasons and provide support for:
Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low mood, Self-harm, Confidence, Low self-esteem, Bereavement, Change, Relationship issues, Abuse - plus many more.
Please call, text or email to find out more. I look forward to hearing from you.
How I can help.
I understand there can be times in your life when circumstances from the past or present can stop you in your tracks; upsetting thoughts or feelings can be overwhelming but you don’t know why, maybe current life events are causing you distress?
Resolving your issues alone can feel like an impossible task. Whatever your reasons for seeking out counselling I understand this can be one of the hardest decision you will make.
Therapy with myself can be about helping you move through a life stage that you feel stuck in. I can support you to find new coping strategies to manage your current issues in a healthier and positive way. I help you raise your self-awareness, enabling you to understand how and why your issues are causing you distress.
Perhaps there are things you have never shared with anyone before and are aware you can no longer keep these experiences to yourself and need a safe place to share them. Sometimes all you need is to have a space just to sit, be heard and not feel so alone.
Working together, at a pace that suits you, I can help you to work through your negative thoughts and behaviours; understand how these are impacting on your life right now helping you achieve a healthier and happier relationship with yourself and others.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Humanistic counsellor, a member of the National Counselling Society and am on the professional standards accredited register. Along with talking therapy I also offer creative therapy enabling you to explore your feelings through other mediums such as sand, play-doh, objects, shells, pebbles and drawing.
I have been practicing since 2012 and have worked as a counsellor at a FE College, local senior schools and a young persons charitable organisation.
- Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling (Humanistic/Gestalt)
- CAADA - counselling clients who have experienced DV
- Train the Trainer - anger management programme
- NCFE Level 2 - Certificate in mental health awareness
- Breakout Youth - Introduction to working with LGBT young people
- NCFE Level 2 - certificate in understanding working in mental health
- Youth Access - Integrating a coaching approach
- An introduction to deliberate and non-deliberate Self- harm
- An introduction to anxiety
- Exploration of our dreams workshop
- CPCAB Level 3 - online counselling skills
- National Autism Society awareness training
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Free initial telephone/online consultation. Please call or email to book.
Face to face/online video/text counselling is approx. 50-60 minutes long and costs £45 per session.
Block booking discounts available paid in advance - 6 sessions £210; 4 sessions £160