Dr Jo Fennell

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C Psychol AFBPsS, HCPC registered, MBACP accredited
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 4AY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.  I hope to answer any questions you may have about counselling and psychotherapy, and about me and how I work, so you can decide if you would like us to work together to resolve the issues that have led you to consider counselling or psychotherapy at this point in time.

About me:  I have always had a genuine interest in people, their feelings, thoughts and behaviour, and pursued this interest in my initial training as a psychologist.  I later trained as a bereavement counsellor in 1989 partly to fulfil my long-term interest in helping people and also to enhance my own abilities so I could offer more support to some of the people I worked with in my psychological practice. As I found counselling particularly rewarding, I continued my training and in 1997 set up my private counselling, psychotherapy and supervision practice where I see clients presenting with a wide range of issues.  Alongside my private practice, for nearly 20 years I have also been a counselling trainer in Higher Education, initially at the University of Southampton where I set up the Diploma and BA Counselling programmes and more recently within a Further Education setting at Eastleigh College.

How I work: As a humanistic integrative counsellor and psychotherapist I respect and value your uniqueness as an individual and work with you to identify what your counselling needs are at this point in time.  I have a warm and welcoming approach and provide an empathic, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore and understand the issues that have brought you to counselling.  From experience I have found it helpful to have an initial meeting to see if counselling can help with the issues that you are bringing, which is usually the case, and also whether we both feel I can help you in addressing these issues.  I work with you to identify, explore and understand your concerns, and support you in finding your own solutions allowing you to lead a more satisfying life.

Who I see:  I see individual adult clients of varying ages for long and short-term work according to individual needs and requirements.

:  My practice is home based and located approximately half a mile from Junction 7 of the M27.  There is free parking available.

The issues I work with:  These tend to be wide ranging.  Some of the typical issues I specialise in are anger management, bereavement, depression, anxiety, abuse, low self-esteem, relationship issues, disability, stress and work related stress, low self-confidence, post natal depression, trauma, asperger's syndrome, identity issues, sexual identity, sexuality and spirituality.

If you have read this far and you still have unanswered questions please feel free to contact me.  I am usually able to respond by email or telephone within 24 hours and often much quicker than that.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Psychology
MSc and PhD Applied Psychology
BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
AFBPsS - Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Diploma in Counselling (Humanistic Integrative)
HCPC Registered
MBACP Accred
UKRCP Registered
PGCE (Professional Graduate Certificate of Education)

I have been in private practice as a counsellor since 1997 and include counselling supervision within my practice. My experience includes nearly 20 years of being a counselling trainer at Diploma and BA level locally in Higher Education at the University of Southampton and more recently teaching at BA level in a Further Education setting at Eastleigh College.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I normally charge £55 for individuals for our initial session and £55 for ongoing counselling and psychotherapy sessions.  All sessions are 50 minutes in length.  Some concessions may be possible for people on low income.

In my role as an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist with heathcare providers my fees are by prior arrangement.  I am registered with the following healthcare providers: Aviva, AXA PPP Healthcare, Pruhealth and WPA.

Further information

As there are a few steps leading to my counselling premises if wheelchair access is needed then please contact me so that mutually convenient alternative venue arrangements can be made.

17 Netley Firs Road, Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 4AY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Dr Jo Fennell
Dr Jo Fennell