Jo Cairns

MBACP, MA Counselling
Manchester, M21

About me

About Me

I am a Person Centred trained counsellor and supervisor. This style of therapy allows a client to steer the direction of therapy and in the process, clarify and define their own goals. I also work in an integrative style meaning I value the use of a blend of therapeutic techniques to suit client individuality. I aim to work as part of a therapeutic relationship underpinned by respect and integrity. This is led by my understanding that the quality of the client - counsellor relationship is key to change.

About the counselling sessions

I offer time limited or open ended sessions, your choice. Sessions usually last 50 minutes. The sessions can offer a confidential and of course non-judgemental 'space' to explore your issues. 

In the first session some time will be spent 'outlining' and mutually agreeing/understanding issues such as confidentiality in the counselling relationship. This makes for a dependable and 'safe' environment. Sessions are reviewed regularly to make sure they are always appropriately tailored to your own goals.

I offer sessions on a weekday evening and zoom sessions Monday to Thursday evenings. There is free parking on site and also a good bus and tram service to the area. More details are shown under the section entitled 'further information', below.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Counselling - University of Manchester
  • Diploma in Person Centred counselling
  • Certificate in Creative Supervision
  • Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT)

My background lies predominantly in working with issues surrounding loss, palliative care and bereavement; this is on-going. I have over 15 years experience in a voluntary and NHS capacity. I also work closely with issues of depression, anxiety, body image, disability and self-esteem.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Guided visualisation

Therapies offered


From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

  • Counselling: £50 per session - standard fee


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday to Thursday zoom sessions and weekday evening face to face.

Further information

  • Free, on site carpark
  • Good bus service - two minute walk from Chorlton Bus Station.
  • 10 minute walk from the tram station at St Werburgh’s Road, Chorlton.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified supervisor having trained in creative supervision techniques which allows for extra exploration of the client - counsellor dynamic.

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Jo Cairns

Jo Cairns