Anchored Counselling (Jo Broome MBACP)

Anchored Counselling (Jo Broome MBACP)


The Pavilion
Hatherley Lane
GL51 6PN

07504 545548

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About me

Hello and welcome to Anchored Counselling.

My name is Jo and I am an experienced, qualified counsellor registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I work in private practice in Herefordshire near Ross-on-Wye and at The Pavilion in Hatherley, and I also work on a voluntary basis for Listening Post, a counselling agency in Cheltenham.

Are you struggling with anxiety, panic or feeling low? Is there a specific issue or relationship that is really bothering you? A difficult event or loss that feels overwhelming? Or would you just benefit from talking and processing with someone outside of your situation?

Sometimes we can all find ourselves tossed about by the storms of life and need a place to drop anchor and get our bearings. Counselling with me offers you a confidential and compassionate environment to explore the challenges you face with a view to helping you discover your own resources to navigate through them.

I seek to provide a warm, non-judgmental relationship in which trust can grow, so that you can feel able to discuss whatever is troubling you, no matter how painful or difficult. I will try to facilitate helping you to explore and better understand your own situation and your thoughts, feelings, responses and desires.   A deeper understanding of yourself can then help you to discover your way forward. I sometimes include elements of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) if appropriate, which can help to identify and challenge negative patterns of thinking that may be holding you back. Often being our own harshest critic can compound our suffering and I can help you learn to be a better friend to yourself which will help you to build resilience and find greater peace.

My areas of experience include: anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties, depression, abuse, anger management, faith and spirituality, sexuality and low self-esteem.

I am often told that I am a good listener. Having benefitted from counselling myself, I know how helpful it can be to have that space to be heard and understood, accepted, encouraged and also challenged at times. If you choose to come for counselling with me, I would endeavour to do this for you to the best of my ability.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework
  • I am fully insured

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I charge £40 per hour session.

You can contact me via email or text and we can arrange a first appointment.

Research has shown that the strength of the working relationship between client and counsellor is more important than the type of therapy chosen. The first session gives you the opportunity to talk about your reasons for coming to counselling and to ask me any questions you may have. It allows us both to get a feel for whether we will be able to work well together and if I am the best person to support you. I will ask you to compete an assessment questionnaire (CORE form) which is used widely in the NHS, to assist in this process.

Sessions are usually at the same time every week or every fortnight if you prefer. You can have as many or as few sessions as you wish.

Further information

Client feedback:

'I found Jo's approach to helping me to deal with the issues I was facing extremely helpful. Jo is a skilled counsellor, facilitator and guide who has helped me to understand and work through the issues I was facing without being directive. Her ability to empathise and to help me to understand my own reactions and her guidance in creating strategies to resolve my situation has been invaluable to me. I am very grateful for Jo's help and assistance.'

‘You have helped me so much Jo.  I felt able to talk to you and hugely appreciate the guidance you have given me.  My life is a lot happier and more balanced now.  Thank you.’

Maps & Directions

Ross-on-Wye, HR9
Cheltenham, GL51 6PN

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Polish


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

My home near Ross-on-Wye has steps. I am able to use a downstairs room which has step free access at The Pavilion in Cheltenham if required.


Some daytime and early evening appointments on weekdays

Types of client

Older adults