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
- Advanced Diplomas in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Mental Health and Counselling experience 6 yrs plus
- Understanding Addiction
- Anxiety and confidence
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 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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday-Friday 09:00-18:00 with some flexibility.
- Serving members, veterans and immediate family of the Armed Forces Community.