Jo Wood

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Qualified, Experienced, BACP Accredited and EMDR therapist
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Hebden Bridge HX7
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I'll bring my skills, you bring yourself and together we'll find a way through. 

Investing in ourselves and making time for counselling creates space to think about and consider the ways in which life is happening to us or has happened to us and how we are coping. I help people to feel back in the driving seat of their own lives by helping them to process past events or situations, work through difficult feelings and understand why they do the things they do. From there on, i find clients are able to make conscious decisions about how they want to live their lives and positive changes towards a more satisfying life. 

So much of how we feel about ourselves and what's happened to us affects our personal and professional relationships. Even our career choices. I help people to change if they want to. 

One of the ways in which I support clients is with specific therapies such as EMDR which can help with anxiety as well as PTSD and trauma. I enjoy helping people move beyond what's happened to them.  

I liken talking therapy as taking a stroll through the experiences you’ve had and the challenges you’re facing. Whether you're coming to counselling with big things you'd like to work through or a few smaller things, together we'll find a way through. I find a combination of therapeutic methods will enable me to attune to you as the individual you are. Together we will discover what will work best for you. 

Couples Counselling and Conscious Uncoupling: A relationship is the container where security and love can grow and develop over time. Ideally each partner feels safe, respected, valued and able to be themselves, freely choosing to be together, investing their time and energy willingly, collaborating in decision making, resiliently being open to weathering the storms of life supporting each other. If that doesn't sound anything like your relationship, you aren’t alone. 

Couples often come to counselling as a last resort or many opt to break up and never really understand what went wrong, finding themselves holding on to past hurts which stay with them and seem to re- emerge in relationships going forward. 
Coming to couples counselling while you're still in the relationship shows a desire to understand yourself, your partner and your relationship. Regardless of whether you choose to stay together or not. I can provide the space for couples to explore their thoughts and feelings as Individuals as well as cohabitees in the relationship. 
With clarity, clear and effective communication can provide enough insight and understanding to discover and explore what the future might look like.
It is my aim to facilitate a space where partners feel safe, heard and supported so that they can productively move forward, agree to disagree or amicably separate whilst working together in order to navigate the future.  

As an Accredited Psychotherapists all my work sits within a framework of ethics set out by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy so you can be assured of the standards and principles that I uphold in my work.

I am especially experienced with addictive behaviours, harmful behaviour, co-dependency, control, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, self-loathing, feeling stuck in life, low self-esteem, stress and difficulty committing to life and relationships.

Our experiences can prevent us from living a life we would like to be living. It is possible to find new way forward and create a life that's fulfilling. 

I offer an informal, free of charge chat on the phone, there's no obligation to begin counselling, it's an opportunity to get a sense of what it might be like to have counselling with me. Feel welcome to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

What ever you've been through, It is possible to create a life that's worth living. I can help you do that. Whether it's talking therapy you're seeking or EMDR for trauma the past need not impact on your present and determine your future. 

I have been privately offering psychotherapeutic counselling and Coaching for over 15 years to Individuals, couples and groups from the business, creative, charity and public sectors.  

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£60 per 50 minute 1:1 counselling or psychotherapy session .

Couples counselling £120 per 60 minute session.

EMDR sessions are 90 minutes in duration and my fee is £90.

For other fees including concessionary rates and availability please visit my website.  

I offer a free of charge, no obligation initial chat on the phone prior to the first session.

*I run Dialogues Counselling Service based in Hebden Bridge (we have a profile on here also) we are offering face to face counselling to anyone unable to cover the cost of private counselling. Places are means tested and based on a low income, so if you're looking for therapy but finances are holding you back please get in touch: email: or website:

Best wishes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments available at the same time and day each week or on a more flexible basis. 

Further information

I am currently offering 1:1 sessions online or in person.

I offer sessions in the counselling room from 2 locations in Hebden Bridge and in nature for Eco Walk and Talk sessions.

Clinical Wills for Counsellors and Psychotherapists: CWC UK

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7

The Town Hall, Unit 35, St. Georges Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7BY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I offer creative Relational Supervision either 1:1 or small group to students and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. TA,PC,PD and 3rd wave

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