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
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are £40-£60 per 50-minute session. I have no availability for concessions at the moment.
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.