Jo Tolley

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MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
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Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4AW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

  • Are you increasingly stressed and anxious, feeling that you are isolated and separate from all that is happening around you.
  • Are experiencing deep feelings of sadness, hopelessness with no motivation for the future.
  • Have you been struggling with irritability and anger, finding yourself being overly defensive or being hurtful towards others?

Counselling can help with all of these experiences, helping you to identify the causes and support you in overcoming them.

Hi, my name is Jo and I am an experienced counsellor offering both face to face counselling and online counselling. I have helped my clients to overcome a range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem and self care. In addition to this, I have worked extensively with adults living with the affects of adverse childhood experiences, trauma, PTSD and relationship issues.

Many of my clients have come to me because they have felt confused, not knowing what to do or where to turn. Having lost their sense of self and worth for various reasons, I have helped them to identify the causes and support them in overcoming them.

Everyone is unique, and through using a wide range of counselling approaches, I am able to work with you in a way that is best for you as an individual. I will also use other methods to bring a holistic approach to our time together- taking into account your psychological, spiritual, physical, behavioural and emotional well being.

My Counselling Room

Our counselling relationship will be collaborative - you will bring the experience of being you and I will bring my experience and knowledge of counselling. I will listen to you and aim to help you understand your situation with more clarity, in a professional, empathetic, compassionate and non-judgmental way.

If you have any questions then please reach out today. You can call me on 07484 184256 or click here to send me an email. I will work sensitively and confidentially to help you explore the difficulties you are facing.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling


Since training as a counsellor I have worked extensively with adults living with the affects of adverse childhood experiences, trauma and PTSD. Helping them to overcome present day issues such as anger, anxiety, bereavement, lack of confidence, depression, divorce, guilt & shame, loss, OCD, pain management, redundancy, relationship issues, stress and suicidal idealisation.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

An initial phone consultation is free of charge and will last approximately 30-minutes. I will ask questions about you and your concerns. If I feel I can help you and if you feel I could be the right counsellor for you, we can then arrange a face to face consultation.

This will be a 50-minute session which will give you the opportunity to tell me more about you. I will also use this session to explain how we will work together. If we are in agreement, the initial six sessions can be arranged. The cost of a 50-minute session is £60.

When I work

I am available most weekdays and some evenings

Further information

The counselling I offer will always be person-centred, ensuring that our sessions are focused on you and what you want to talk about.

I will work sensitively to help you explore the difficulties you are facing. Understanding these in more detail and sharing the impact they have on your life may help you to see the difficulties in a different way.

We can work together to explore whatever aspects of your life you may wish to change or improve. Counselling can make a real difference to your life.

17 Station Road, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4AW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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On request

Online platforms



In person

I offer a space where you will have the opportunity to reflect , where there is the potential for professional and personal growth

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