Jo Ounstead, FdSc, MBACP (Accred), Dip Integrative Psychosexual Therapy
I offer online individual and couples counselling on short-term contracts or on a longer term basis. My online counselling practice is interspersed with face-to-face sessions in Tunbridge Wells or Crowborough every 6-8 weeks. I am committed to providing therapeutic counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I have been in private practice since 2011 and have several years experience of providing counselling services to a number of leading national and local charities as well as working within an NHS setting. I work with a range of issues outlined below as well as specialising in psychosexual and relationship issues.
I follow an approach to counselling which is concerned with facilitating personal growth and empowerment. At the heart of this approach is a deep rooted belief that each of us has an innate tendency to grow to our full potential and an ability to determine how to live our life. I offer a practice that centres on the individual and which is concerned with building trust and confidence in the individual's own power to heal and grow themselves.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical standards which see confidentiality as the foundation for therapeutic relationships. I am also a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor in the Person Centred Approach and hold a Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy. I offer both individual adult and couples counselling via Skype or VSee which is interspersed with face-to-face sessions every 6-8 weeks.
I have 5 years experience working with bereavement and loss issues in a Hospice setting. In addition, I have worked for the NHS Afterthoughts service where I offered counselling support to parents with young children.
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy and am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). I am also a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Individuals: £40 per online session, £50 face-to-face per session*,
Couples: £50 per online session, £60 face-to-face per session
*I offer a limited number of low cost sessions for individuals which are separately negotiable.
I currently offer online counselling via Skype or VSee. This is interspersed with face-to-face sessions every 6-8 weeks from counselling rooms in Crowborough or Tunbridge Wells. For online counselling, clients need access to a computer with a webcam in a confidential space. Accessing counselling in this way is growing in popularity as it offers a degree of flexibility for individuals or couples who find it difficult to attend in person for a variety of reasons. If you would like to know more about the benefits of online counselling please contact me to arrange a no obligation initial consultation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays daytime and evenings. Saturday mornings. I offer counselling online via video call (eg. Skype, VSee). This is interspersed every 6-8 weeks with face-to-face sessions in Kent.
Types of client