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About me

Hello and welcome to "Self Reflection" Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My name is Jo Bentley-Walls and I'm a qualified Life Coach and experienced Humanistic Integrative Person-Centred therapeutic counsellor. I have worked for over 30 years as a dental hygienist so have a wealth of experience in working with people, especially their phobias.

I am passionate about helping people understand and reconcile their emotional struggles and committed to providing a friendly, compassionate and unbiased service to all my clients.

I am based in Bournemouth, Birmingham,Devon and Cornwall but also provide telephone counselling so geography is not so important.

All work undertaken is done so in the strictest of confidence. I am fully insured and I work within the Ethical Framework of the BACP, of which I am a member.

About counselling

As a counsellor and psychotherapist, I understand that sometimes life can be difficult and overwhelming and from time to time we all need a little help, support and understanding from someone who won't judge us. Your difficulties could be anything from day to day life getting you down to unresolved issues from the past that are influencing today.

Whatever your difficulties I can offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, with the aim of you moving forward with a better understanding of yourself and hopefully living a more fulfilled life.

We all need to be listened to, to be heard and to be understood. I will support you every step of the way on your journey to a more fulfilled you. There is no difficulty too small or trivial. If it matters to you, it matters.

As an Integrative counsellor I am able to draw upon several counselling theories to help meet your needs.

Reasons for counselling

There are many common reasons for seeking counselling, these are just some of them. Don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss your situation further.

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-confidence
  • Past trauma
  • Addiction
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Fear
  • Divorce
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Loneliness
  • Life changes
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Abuse; domestic, sexual, physical or mental
  • Bullying
  • Phobias

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling qualification is a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma 2019

I am also a qualified Life Coach and hold a CPCAB Level 3 certificate

Member organisations


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.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Fees are £45 per hour.


I am available daytime, evenings and weekends.

Further information

I can offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

Please visit my website www.selfreflection.co.uk for further information or feel free to call, text or email me.

31 West Cliff Road


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Joanne Bentley-Walls

Joanne Bentley-Walls