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Hello, I'm Jo and I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a wide range of experience from cognitive behavioural therapy to finding the root course of experiences you're trying to make sense of.

Are you experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, depression, feeling overwhelmed or dissatisfied? You may be experiencing big life events such as bereavement, loss, unemployment or feeling stressed with the demands of modern-day living. Maybe adverse events from your past are still taking their toll on your confidence and happiness preventing you from living the life you want, and you don’t know why. All of these can have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing. Whether you know the cause or not, I can help.

Often, people will come to counselling wanting to “feel normal”. This is understandable when it feels like you are the only one. I can guarantee that you’re not alone. Key areas of counselling are exploring experiences, understanding why we respond/react the way we do, and this helps us take better control over our present and future lives. Everything we do is a normal, human reaction to our unique environments, biology and psychology. I can guarantee you that your situation will be understandable given what you’ve been through too.

I follow a person-centred/integrated approach bespoke to the client's needs because one size definitely does not fit all! Finding the right counsellor for you as an individual is vital to success. To help you decide if I'm the right counsellor for you, I offer a free initial 30-minute consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diplomas in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Experience:

  • Mental Health and Counselling experience 6 yrs plus

Additional training:

  • CBT
  • Understanding Addiction
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety and confidence

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

From £35.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Availability

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

Further information

Additional concessions:

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

Ilchester
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

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.

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