About me

‘I just wanted to say thank you. It’s literally been the best therapy I’ve ever experienced – and I’ve had a lot!’ Young man with history of serious mental health challenges. 4 online sessions. Oct 2020

You don't have to get worse before you can get better

Feel calmer and more positive after your very first session.*

Perhaps you’re struggling with generalised anxiety, panic attacks, depression or bereavement.
You might need help with relationship difficulties or family issues, separation or divorce.
Maybe trauma or phobias, anger or addictions are holding you back.

I specialise in helping people of all ages make the changes they need - in an average of four sessions.
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*How do I know
that my clients already start to feel better after their first session?
Because I take a short confidential outcome measure before and after each appointment. This helps us to set appropriate goals for your therapy, and importantly it helps to signal when the therapy is over, so you don't need to keep coming back endlessly. This saves you time and money, as well as helping you feel better faster.

I have helped many people rapidly

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Break the cycle of depression
  • Stop panic attacks
  • Improve relationships and family issues
  • Recover from affairs and betrayals
  • End addictive behaviours - smoking, drinking, gambling, internet
  • Beat eating disorders
  • Resolve trauma
  • Overcome phobias
  • Manage anger
  • Achieve potential
  • Sleep better

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Make the changes you want, surprisingly quickly
Your treatment may take as few as two meetings or as many as twelve, depending on your situation. We will agree sessions as needed, rather than block-booking up front, so that you are always in control.
You only pay for the appointments you need.

What to expect
You can expect me to be friendly, approachable and welcoming and I certainly won’t be judging you, whatever you bring to me. I will help you to outline the problem and set suitable goals. We will start working towards these goals immediately, and I will help you to feel calmer so that you can think more clearly and get in touch with your own resources and strengths. I will work with you to make the best of your own circumstances - or to start to change those circumstances if that’s what is needed.

Moving forward
The traditional view of therapy as being a painful wallowing in past miseries is mercifully considered rather old-fashioned now. I won’t waste your time with any unnecessary dwelling on the past, but if a trauma or phobia is genuinely holding you back I will soon pick that up and be able to neutralise it quickly and safely. You’ll be able to put it right behind you and move forward.

I’ll help you get in touch with your own strengths, talents and resources so that you can feel more confident and able to make those changes.

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Getting started is simple

Just phone me with any questions you may have: 07958 783596
or email: jo@johamcounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I first heard about the human givens approach on BBC Radio in 2003. I was gripped by the sensible, practical way it helps people to make positive changes in their lives. After a very helpful experience visiting a human givens therapist, I decided to retrain so that I could offer others similar support.

My QUALIFICATIONS include:

  • MA-level Postgraduate Diploma in Human Givens Psychotherapy (Distinction) - Nottingham Trent University / Human Givens College
  • Registered Human Givens Supervisor
  • General Qualification in Hypnotherapy
  • BA (Hons) Hispanic Studies (First Class) - University of Manchester

Professional Memberships
Human Givens Institute, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
Human Givens Supervisor Register, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
General Hypnotherapy Register
International Center for Clinical Excellence

Sensible help for all ages
I have a busy private practice online, where I love working with people at all stages of life. It is so satisfying to see a person moving on from anxiety, depression, relationship and family difficulties, phobias or any of the other multiple challenges we may face in life. It’s rewarding to see people begin to thrive confidently.

Emotional Resilience at work
I devise and run Emotional Resilience courses to help people cope at work. I offer tailored group work and individual sessions as needed. I also run specialist trauma and stress management courses for people at work.

Schools Counselling and Training
I run individual counselling sessions working one-to-one with children and young people in many schools, as well as training for teachers, students and parents.

Human Givens College Tutor
I am also a Tutor for Human Givens College, running courses on advanced trauma treatment for therapists.

Military post-traumatic stress
I am an accredited therapist with the charity PTSD Resolution, providing treatment to veterans to resolve the mental health problems associated with military trauma. These problems can obstruct a normal range of family and work relationships for veterans, and yet can frequently be resolved with the right kind of help.

I hold full insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate for working with vulnerable children/young people.

Here’s what people say after one or more consultations with me:

Jo is a great listener and provides time for us both to speak. She has helped us and myself beyond words can describe. Will definitely recommend her to my patients’. GP, couples and individual therapy, Dec 2020

I saw how she was able to naturally open up to you and trust you with her feelings. I was really impressed with you and how you work and I think you would be able to help my daughter get through this difficult time in her life.’ Mum of 5 year old, Mar 2021

Working with Jo has been brilliant. I feel so much better in myself and feel like I have my "zing" back after a long time without it. The work she did with me on breaking old thought patterns was amazing and has really helped me feel calm and in control.’ NHS Consultant, 4 online sessions, May 2020

'I hope every sufferer out there finds themselves a Jo! Thank you for everything, for giving him a chance at a happy life.' Partner of severely traumatised veteran, 5 sessions, July 2015

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Getting started is simple
Just phone me with any questions you may have: 07958 783596
or email: jo@johamcounselling.co.uk


Member organisations

HGI

Human Givens Institute

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation and a professional body representing the interests of those in the caring and teaching professions who have an interest in or utilise the human givens approach. Counselling Directory register Registered Members (MHGI) and Fellow Members (FHGI), who will have completed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) and who are fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Human Givens Institute

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

I can also offer hypnotherapy and mindfulness to help you reach your goals as swiftly and easily as possible.

I also have a lot of experience of successfully offering therapy via Skype and VSee. It's free to download.

I can offer therapy in Spanish, Italian, and with slightly less fluency, in Portuguese and French.

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Fees

£120.00 per session

Additional information

Affordable therapy

I offer a free 10-15 minute phone chat to see how I can help you.

My fees are

Individuals: £120 per 60-minute session.

Couples: £150 per 60-minute session.

This represents excellent value when you bear in mind most people need between 3 and 5 sessions to make real and lasting changes. You may need more or fewer sessions than this, depending on your circumstances.

The fee includes:

1. A one-to-one therapy session of 60-65 minutes. People feel comfortable and leave feeling better than before
2. Confidential pre- and post-session outcome questionnaires to measure your progress
3. Personalised relaxation recordings which I will make for you during your sessions, so that you can continue to build your coping skills in-between appointments
4. Any follow-up information to help you make further progress

Peace of mind
All your details and personal information are treated in the strictest confidence, in line with the latest GDPR legislation.

I will never pass your details on to a third party.

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Getting started is simple

Just phone me with any questions you may have: 07958 783596
or email: jo@johamcounselling.co.uk

Availability

I can usually offer you an appointment within a few days

Further information

Feedback from clients

"You gave us our lives back Jo. Saved his and freed mine. Thank you, thank you, thank you" - Trauma and suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, Sept 2016

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Out of all the people I've been to see, you have been the most helpful" - Long-term anxiety and low confidence, 2014

"I wanted to thank you for your smiley, warm, kind and understanding presence" - Trauma/ family issues, Oct 2016

"It's fun and it's calmful with Jo" - Girl, 9, trauma and family problems

"You have been fantastic for me, a life-saver, literally. I found it enormously helpful" - Severe depression and stress, 2014

"Her confidence and inner happiness have improved no end. Can't thank you enough" - Mum of 13-year-old girl, school and friendship problems

"You are worth your weight in gold, but the school budget won't run to that" - Headteacher, Primary School, 2015

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Where I can see you

I can see you in my lovely light (and often sunny!) therapy room in Barnet. Being near to the M25 and public transport links, people come to see me from North West London, central, south and east London, Enfield, Harrow, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Essex and beyond. People often travel from as far afield as East Anglia, Kent, Hampshire, Surrey and Suffolk.

But don't worry if you are further away: I frequently work with people in all parts of the UK on Skype, and have also helped people in Spain, Finland, Switzerland, France, Hungary and the Czech Republic, to name but a few.

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Getting started is simple

Just phone me with any questions you may have: 07958 783596
or email: jo@johamcounselling.co.uk

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Canons Way
Bristol
Somerset
BS1

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Additional languages

French
Italian
Spanish

Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified Human Givens Supervisor, which means that I have the skills and expertise to offer one-to-one or group supervision to therapists.

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Jo Ham

Jo Ham