Jo Temple Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Creative Counsellor and Supervisor - MBACP (accredited)

About me

Hi, I’m Jo, are you looking for someone that’s a breath of fresh air?

I’d like to motivate and empower you to live a free life. I can be with you on your journey to become the person you were meant to be.

I’m a warm, down to earth person who is passionate about keeping things real.

As an experienced counsellor with a lived experience of anxiety and depression, I feel I can offer you the caring and supportive space to bring healing and wholeness into your life.

Has life become overwhelming and you need someone to talk to?

Maybe you were taught that emotions weren’t acceptable and learned to repress them or distract yourself?

I can help you understand your emotions. Emotions are energy which can be transformed given the right support.

It really is a courageous step to reach out and admit you are struggling and I will help to put you at ease.

If this sounds right for you, then call or email me to set up a free initial 20 minute session. We can talk about what you want to get out of counselling. My sessions are an hour long and are usually weekly or fortnightly depending on your needs.

The opposite of depression is expression. What comes out of you doesn’t make you sick. What stays in there, does.”
- Edith Eger

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Accredited member of National Counselling Society
  • Qualified teacher of Mindful Movement
  • Essential Supervision Skills (BPS approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision)

CPD certificates in working with the inner child, attachment theory, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, suicide and self-harm, anger, sand tray training, various trauma workshops and many others.

I have extensive experience working with adults at Mind and as a schools counsellor and also a bereavement counsellor with a local hospice. As well as talking therapy, I use creative therapy which helps to explore the unconscious where “there are no words” and many have received lightbulb moments using this wonderful way of working. I use sand play, work with miniatures, relationship cards and artwork.

I specialise in helping people who have experienced trauma with an emphasis on working with the body where our emotions are stored. Mindfulness meditation and exploring spirituality are an important aspect to my work.

As a qualified exercise teacher, I run Zoom Mindful Movement classes which blend yoga, pilates and mindfulness meditation.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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 (NCS)

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a teacher of Mindful Movement. A gentle series of stretches and toning exercises combining mindfulness meditation. Excellent for calming the nervous system and releasing tension from the body.

Photos & videos


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£50 per hour.

When I work

Monday - Friday 9am to 9pm

Further information

I offer counselling sessions via Zoom or on the telephone which currently is the main focus of my work. I can offer sessions daytimes or evenings.

Billericay, Essex, CM11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms



In person

I specialise in working with newly qualified counsellors. I believe you should come away from supervision feeling inspired and energised.

View supervision profile