About me

Hello and welcome to my profile!

Counselling is an opportunity to be seen, heard, valued and understood without judgement in the here and now. Our time together will be a partnership, human being to human being. Trust develops over time and you'll feel more able to be yourself in the space we create together. This is where the work happens and by that I mean, where you'll have an opportunity to explore and develop the parts of yourself that hold the key to opening up a world where you can really be yourself.

When people feel seen and heard they feel of value and this can be the start of new and exciting things...

How can I help?

I’ll be by your side as you take a stroll through the experiences you’ve had and the challenges you’re facing. I'll provide a confidential space that encourages a feeling of security that will be important during our work together. I work within a framework of ethics set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I am qualified to degree level and I am especially experienced in the areas of depression, anxiety and trauma.

Sometimes we aren’t sure exactly what’s ‘wrong’  and other times we know what we want but aren’t sure how to get there. I can help you work it out.

Our experiences can prevent us from living the life we would like to live and once we have had the time and space to look at what’s holding us back, we can begin to explore new pathways if we choose to.

Talking to someone who isn’t family or friends is helpful, because you can speak freely and openly about the things that are closest to you and you won’t be judged or given advice but you will feel able to explore possibilities. You might feel lighter because when feelings are bottled up and not expressed they can lead to anger and resentment which causes relationship difficulty.

Counselling is an investment in your own self and your wellbeing. It benefits not only you, but those around you too. It is possible to move away from the past, previous ways of being and reacting and on to more nourishing connection and healthy ways of being with others.

Please feel welcome to ask a question or book an initial chat without obligation.

Training, qualifications & experience

People are all unique and our relationship will be unique, I believe that the best life is one where we are able to be our true self. I believe all people have the capacity to learn and grow developing psychologically and emotionally towards a full and meaningful life.

I have been working with people in various settings and privately offering counselling, mentoring and coaching for a number of years now and what I most enjoy about my work is having the opportunity to create lasting connections over time and work with clients at depth.

I have a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis, this means that I am interested in how human beings communicate with each other. Additionally  I have a degree in Visual Arts which I feel informs my work with clients as I am able to adapt my practice to whatever will work well with my clients. I am committed to regular continuing professional development and I am always looking to challenge myself as a therapist and enhance my skills.

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Other therapies
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£30 per 50 minute session.

Concessions are available- please ask me.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I am currently offering 1:1 sessions via online conferencing or telephone and very much looking forward to 'In person' sessions again in the future.

Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I am available between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Jo Wood MBACP

Jo Wood MBACP