About me

Hello, I'm Jo.

People come to me with various issues that leave them feeling overwhelmed, struggling to cope, or seeking answers. Right now, you may be experiencing chronic stress, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression or intrusive thoughts that won’t go away. It doesn’t need to be this way. I specialise in helping people find the root cause so we can work together to effectively target the issue at its source, helping you to enjoy long-lasting results. 

Everything we do is a normal, human reaction to our unique environments, biology and psychology. I can guarantee you that your current situation will make sense given your situation and what you’ve been through too. A core part of our work together is exploring your experiences and using various evidence-based strategies to give you more control over your present and future life. 

I am trained in several therapy disciplines, including CBT, psychodynamic, person-centred and integrated psychotherapy because one size definitely does not fit all!

Finding the right therapist is vital to success. To help you decide if I'm the right therapist for you, I offer a free initial 20-minute consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Advanced diplomas in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Training in CBT, psychodynamic, person-centred and integrated psychotherapy 
  • Masters degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling (current training) 
  • Certificate in counselling young people

Experience:

  • Over 6 yrs working in mental health and counselling

Additional training:

  • Addictions
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety and confidence
  • OCD

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

LGBT and trans issues 

Photos & videos

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

I offer concessions to students, veterans and serving members of the armed forces immediate families.

Availability

Monday-Friday 09:00-18:00 with some flexibility.

Further information

Concessions:

Serving members, veterans and immediate family of serving Armed Forces Community.

Testimonials

"Jo helped me enormously in acknowledging and recognising the root causes of behaviours that were causing me distress in my day to day life. She was kind, compassionate and caring but also knowledgeable and I felt in safe hands in every session we had together."

"Until I met Joanna I had never felt understood by anyone. I lived in a bubble with persistent anxiety as well as severe depression. During our first meeting, she showed patience and interest... For the first time that I could remember I felt relaxed talking to someone new. "

"Jo is compassionate, supportive, caring and totally trustworthy.  I was able to share so much  I had kept bottled up for decades.  I trust Jo implicitly, not just with my past, but with the ‘tools’ she gave me enabling me to cope so much better than I ever thought I could."

Ilchester
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Home visits will be available soon.

Social