Jo Taranowski

Jo Taranowski


About me

If you are stuck, anxious, repeat patterns of negative behaviour or feel depressed and want to make changes to improve your emotional wellbeing and to feel more capable to deal with life’s challenges, counselling can be a very rewarding experience, enabling personal growth and positive self awareness.

I provide 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 have supported clients with addictions, relationship issues, depression, low self esteem and transitions.

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.

I currently work for a cancer support service supporting carers, patients and bereaved clients affected by the impact of cancer and terminal illness.

I know it can be a daunting process finding a counsellor. I would welcome you to come for one session to see if you feel comfortable and if we could work together to tell me your concerns and for me to answer any questions. I offer short term counselling for specific issues as well as long term, which allows you to work at your own pace.

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 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

Ham, TW10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Available afternoons, some evenings and early mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults