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

Training:

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

Experience:

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

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

An initial phone consultation is free of charge and will last approximately 20-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 £45.

Availability

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
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

On request

Jo Tolley

Jo Tolley