Hello, I'm Jo and welcome to my counselling page.
Sometimes, experiencing distressing events within our workplace, home or relationships can be very difficult to cope with, and may leave you feeling unhappy, confused, anxious, depressed or stuck. This can feel overwhelming and it might seem impossible to independently move forward in life and find resolve.
Counselling can help develop ways of coping and working through these difficulties to find the answers. This support can enable a deeper understanding of why we do or feel things, increase self esteem and confidence and ultimately improve relationships.
I am an experienced BACP senior accredited therapist, and my practice offers a safe and confidential space for you to discuss what is troubling you, in a non-judgmental and respectful environment. Together, we can recognise and make sense of the problems you are experiencing and explore the choices needed to overcome these difficulties positively and confidently.
I look forward to meeting you.
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing
This is one type of therapy I provide, designed specifically to alleviate trauma, PTSD and related symptoms such as acute anxiety or phobias.
Sometimes old disturbing memories can be stored in the brain in isolation and they get locked into the nervous system with the original images, sounds, thoughts and feelings. The old distressing material just keeps being triggered over and over again which prevents healing from taking place. In another part of your brain, you already have most of the information you need to resolve this problem but the two just cannot connect. This is where EMDR can help, allowing new information to come to mind and resolve the old problems - similar to what happens spontaneously in REM or dream sleep.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a senior accredited member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (MBACP) and work within their ethical framework.
I hold a First Class BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a post graduate diploma in EMDR therapy and an HNDip. in Psychodynamic Counselling. I am also a fully qualified EMDR Practitioner, accredited by EMDR Europe and am in my final year of an MSc in EMDR therapy.
I have previously lectured in Psychotherapy at NESCOT and Guildford Colleges and was recently a keynote speaker on Narcissism and Trauma at a Narcissistic Abuse Conference in London.
I work with a broad range of issues such as PTSD, CPTSD, Complex Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Sex and Love addiction, Abuse, Narcissistic abuse, Anger issues, relationship difficulties, bereavement and coping with Separation and Divorce.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£100.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£100 per 50 minute session
Cancellation policy - 48 hour notice. Any sessions cancelled within 48 hours are chargeable at the full rate.
I offer daytime appointments only
I offer Zoom sessions as well as in person, so wherever you are in the country I will be able to offer you help.