Jo Taranowski - Dip. Counselling MBACP

Jo Taranowski - Dip. Counselling MBACP

About me

If you are at a point in your life where you are feeling stuck, anxious, repeat patterns of negative behaviour or feel depressed and want to make changes then talking to a professional could help.

Counselling can be a very rewarding experience, enabling personal growth and positive self awareness.  It improves your emotional well being and to feel more capable to deal with life’s challenges.

I am a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  My counselling experience began with a bereavement charity supporting clients facing a range of different losses. Counselling at a Psychotherapy service allowed me to work with clients referred by their GP for long term therapy covering a wide range of concerns and emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, addictions and transitions.

The counselling space that I offer is a safe confidential place which will enable you to explore feelings, feel supported and understood.  The therapeutic relationship is at the core of my work.  I offer short term counselling for specific issues as well as long term, which allows you to work at your own pace.

I know that finding a suitable counsellor can feel like a daunting process. I am happy to offer a no obligation, initial consultation session to see if you feel comfortable and if we could work together.  This is an opportunity for you to tell me your concerns and for me to answer any questions that you may have and learn about what you want to get out of counselling. Email me with your telephone number and I will call you so that we can set up an initial session. My fee is £40 per 50-minute session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and adhere to their code of ethics and I am willing to travel within a radius of 7 miles to accommodate those with mobility issues and chronic illness.

My Integrative training allows me to draw on a variety of skills and theories and I believe that given the space and time clients will find their own answers. I believe that childhood experiences shape our beliefs and our behaviours and by looking back at the past and understanding, that these can be worked through.

As part of my ongoing professional development, I attend regular workshops and courses, monthly supervision and I continue with my own personal therapy.

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Accredited register membership


My fees are £40 per 50-minute session.

Extra costs may be incurred for home visits for travel time and travel expenses.

Further information

I am available afternoons, some evenings and early mornings.
Easy parking, transport links from Richmond and easily accessible from Teddington Lock.

Maps & Directions

Richmond, TW10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Available afternoons, some evenings and early mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults