Hi I'm Jo, my key model is drawn from a humanistic theory believing that every person has the ability to take responsibility for themselves, to change and to grow towards their own potential. I provide a healthy and non judgmental safe space where you can explore your experiences and feelings. I also draw on a variety of other models and approaches such as CBT and psychodynamic theory.
I treat each client individually and my values are drawn from the NCP framework. This includes working with honesty, integrity and courage. Confidentiality is key to our work and through the therapeutic process I will endeavour to help you access painful emotions and feelings and help you choose a healthy way forward which is right for you .
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a private counsellor for a year. I also have 2 years experience working for Low Cost and affordable Counselling in Bristol. I have worked in mental health for 15 years.
My qualifications include:
- Advanced Diploma in counselling L4Diploma in counselling L3
- Clinical Hypnotherapist Diploma in CBT L3
- Diploma in developmental learning & behavioural disorders
- Certificate in treating OCD
- Certificate in Mental Health First Aid
- Member of the National Counselling Society
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer on-line sessions, walk and talk sessions or face to face sessions at my home. I can help with: anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, relationship issues, addiction, eating disorders, bereavement and loss, panic attack and phobias.