Jo Dampier BSc MSc MBACP - Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor
We certainly all have our ups and downs, but perhaps you are experiencing feeling stuck - in relationships, in work, in your routines; feeling overwhelmed by situations or friendships; or feeling low, lonely or unhappy. If you notice these feelings and they seem to be happening more and more, then life can be difficult to cope with. It is easy to forget or lose sight of the things that are important. Even worse, we may lose sight of our identity - feeling confused about who we are, shutting ourselves away for fear of looking foolish, or of not being good enough.
Your difficulties may feel too big to overcome, but taking time to dissect them and to understand more about yourself can make the task seem more achievable. I can offer a gentle, safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space where we can work together to understand more about you and what you want to change.
Talking can help. Talking can encourage the processing of our emotions – we can really start to work out what is wrong and what could be thought about in a different way. Counselling can help you to expand your perspectives and to consider alternatives, which can encourage greater acceptance of and compassion towards yourself.
I am an experienced, qualified counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). As a registered member of the BACP, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedures.
I work with clients using an integrative approach. This approach appreciates that no two clients are the same, so I will aim to use a counselling style that is best suited to you and your specific difficulty. I work in a Person-Centred way, which means that I will have an empathic understanding of your difficulties from your perspective, offer you respect without judgement, and be genuine and prepared to involve myself and my experiences in our relationship. I also make use of the Psychodynamic approach to better understand your difficulties. I believe that it is important to explore and understand your historic experiences in order to make more sense of the present.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc (Distinction) in Therapeutic Counselling, 2015
- BSc (First class honours) in Psychology with Counselling, 2012
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adult male survivors of childhood sexual, emotional or physical abuse
Empowering clients to make choices in their best interests.
Fees are £50-£70 per 50-minute session.
Concessions may be available; please call to discuss further.
Your agreed session time is held for you. If you think you may be unable to attend your appointment, please contact me to discuss it and we will seek to make an alternative arrangement. If this is not possible, missed sessions will be charged, as is standard practice. The cancellation period is 24 hours.
If I am on holiday or have to cancel our appointment, you will not be charged.
Where possible, an alternative appointment will be made.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have daytime availability on a Thursday in Sidcup and on a Friday in Bexley. I have evening availability on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Sidcup. I also have some Saturday availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|