Jo Cairns MBACP, MA Counselling

Jo Cairns MBACP, MA Counselling


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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 at your pace. I also offer counselling via Skype if preferred.

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 Saturday. The building is accessible with ramp entrance and parking is on site and free. There is 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. My experience is in a voluntary and NHS capacity. I also work closely with issues of depression, anxiety, body image, disability and self-esteem.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Guided visualisation

Therapies offered


  • Counselling: £45 /per session - standard fee

Sliding scale can be negotiated.

Supervision : £45/hour student rate

                    £60/90 mins qualified rate

Further information

  • Assessible building, ramp entrance
  • 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.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M21

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Saturday am

Types of client

Older adults