Joanne Austin

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Fleet, Hampshire, GU52
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi I'm Jo, I would like to offer you a safe space where you feel able to explore what it is you need from counselling. I find taking that first step is the hardest. I offer no advise, but will listen and encouraged you to find the answers. My safe space is a collaborative, non-judgemental and confidential. There is nothing you cant share here. 

I work with clients from 12+ I offer a free consultation to begin with, either on-line or over the phone this way you get to know if I am the right counsellor for you and your needs. I offer short term or long term counselling. I am here to be guided by you.

What next, together we will work collaboratively, to explore the challenges you're facing and create positive changes in your life. I am committed to understanding your unique experiences and tailoring our sessions to meet your specific needs and goals. I am dedicated to your growth and well-being I will provide  empathy, a good listening ear, and practical strategies for positive change. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in  Counselling skills

Level 2 Certificate in counselling skills

NHS Surrey and borders Youth Counselling Service

Youth counselling service placement counsellor training course  

Youth counselling service endings and maintenance training.

Understanding and working with children and young people affected by sexual abuse with STARS

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

You have taken the first step, and if you have come this far and would like to get in touch please give me a call, or send an email where we can have a chat about your next step. I understand how important it is to find the right counsellor for you or the young person you care about. There is no obligation after our initial chat to take it any further if you feel I'm  not the counsellor for you.


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a sliding scale fee structure based on clients income and financial circumstances.  There are limited space but please feel free to enquire. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

 I  have a small counselling room in the greenery of my garden, providing a private and welcoming environment. Its a cozy cabin that serves  as my dedicated space for you to come and feel safe, to share your thoughts feelings and where you are able to start your Counselling Journey. 

Fleet, Hampshire, GU52

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet