Jo Flint., Registered MBACP Integrative Counsellor
I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Supervisor of Counsellors. My style of working is warm, empathetic and relational. Over the years I have been practising professionally as a Counsellor, I have enjoyed working with both individuals and couples on a wide range of issues and concerns. I care deeply about my working relationships with my clients and therefore take very seriously the requirements of my professional body (BACP) to ensure that I practise safely and ethically, offering a safe, confidential and professional service.
Over the years I have worked with a diverse range of people in many different settings, which has, I believe, helped me develop and enhance my Counselling skills and knowledge for the benefit of my clients. Before I trained as a Counsellor, I worked for many years as a Social Worker in the field of mental health, so I believe I bring a wealth of experience and understanding of these issues to my work now.
I offer a confidential and professional counselling service from my private practice based near Axminster, East Devon, on the borders of both West Dorset and Somerset.
I offer Integrative Counselling, which means that I am trained in a variety of methods, including humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic models. This also means that I am skilled in matching those skills to your particular situation and goals that you wish to bring to Counselling. Rather than attempting to "fix' you, I view my role as a facilitator, enabling you, the client, to explore and discover a creative way forward to achieving your full potential
How Counselling can Help:
Counselling is a process which takes place within a two-way, supportive relationship between client and counsellor. It can help you make sense of thoughts, feelings & circumstances which may be troubling you at present and preventing you from making full use of your potential. Current difficulties are often rooted in the past, so counselling may involve exploring past and present relationships which may be painful and challenging. However, by doing this in a supportive and safe way, this may increase your insight and understanding, and help you live your life in more fulfilling and hopeful ways.
Counselling with someone who does not judge you or tell you what to do is a process that enables you to talk through and explore your thoughts and feelings in depth, in a way which is often not possible with family or friends. I aim to provide a safe space to facilitate this therapeutic process, and to develop an honest, trusting relationship where you feel supported and listened to, which will enable you to understand and resolve your difficulties and dilemmas.
I work flexibly and can offer either short-term or longer-term work, but will always be guided by what you, the client, feel you need.
I work privately from home and see clients in a comfortable, private room. There is ample, free parking adjacent to my house.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and as such, subscribe to the BACP Code of Ethics, which is their framework for good practice.
Over the years I have gained a wide experience of working with people of all ages and backgrounds within the NHS, Social Services, and the Charitable and Voluntary sector. Currently I practice within the NHS as a Primary Care Counsellor at several East Devon GP medical practices, working with clients with a range of difficulties, as well as in my own private practice in my consulting room at my home address.
My academic and professional qualifications are:
- BSc (Hons)Psychology (University of Plymouth)
- Diploma in Social Work (University of Exeter)
- MA in Social Work Studies (University of Exeter)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Social Work (University of Bournemouth)
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill Institute)
- Diploma in Supervision (Dartmoor Centre for Counselling)
I have also completed further post qualifying training , (which is ongoing) in:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Working with Trauma
Transactional Analysis 101
Person-Centred Counselling for Depression
The Boarding School Experience
Diploma in Supervision (Advanced Specialist Training National Counselling Society)Couples CounsellingIntroduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression
I am committed to my own on-going continuous professional development, and have regular professional supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- £40 per session for individuals
- £50 per session for couples
I am also able to offer some concessions to students and those who are unwaged or on a low income - please enquire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9 - 6
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
As a qualified Supervisor, I aim to work collaboratively with you and offer you the space to reflect on your counselling practice, facilitate your ongoing professional learning, growth and development, and support your professional and personal wellbeing for the benefit of your clients.View supervision profile