Hi, I'm Jo, a qualified and experienced counsellor working from warm and comfortable counselling rooms in North Bristol.
I would like to offer you a warm, kind and empathic space in a safe environment where together we can explore your individual experiences, feelings and concerns at your own pace. Counselling can allow you to be heard, to talk freely and to be yourself. Being listened to in a non-judgmental way can be the therapeutic journey to see yourself differently. I work with kindness, creativity, with compassion and humour to help you gain greater insight and understanding of your inner thoughts and feelings. This may empower you to make changes or it may give you the tools you need to develop solutions to any issues you have struggled with.
I care passionately about helping you to become who you want to be or to return to who you used to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Counsellor with a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy from Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC).
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists where I adhere to its code of practice and ethics.
I attend regular supervision with a qualified and accredited supervisor to ensure that I work safely and ethically, and I am fully insured.
I have worked in various agency and voluntary settings as well as in private practice, and have a vast range of experience.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I can offer short or long term counselling to individuals of 16 years and older in a supportive and confidential setting.
I appreciate how hard it can be to find the right counsellor, and this is why I offer a 30 minute introductory meeting free of charge and with no obligation.
If following this meeting you feel that you would like us to work together then we can arrange a regular day and time to meet each week.
Sessions last for 1 Hour and cost £40.00. I do offer concessions for students and senior citizens.