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Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor Registered MBACP

About me

Hi I'm Jo, I'm a Humanistic Counsellor and CBT therapist and am registered with the BACP. (Membership 050808).

Depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, and self-esteem are issues we all develop from time to time or can be caused by experiencing significant trauma or change. Together we can look at issues you are facing and find a way forward that suits you.

I have specialist knowledge in domestic abuse and have worked with survivors of abuse and trauma for the last 15 years. Previously I have worked with homeless young people, worked in various refuges and worked with organisations such as Dorset Action on Abuse, Dorset Rape Crisis and Enough abuse.


How can I help?

I can offer long or short term therapy to suit you. I work with a person-centred basis which means that I place a great deal of importance on developing a counselling relationship to ensure you feel secure and in control which helps us unpick any issues that are troubling you. I also use CBT tools and techniques to help you consider your thought process, emotions and behaviours which increase and maintains your mental well-being. CBT is highly effective in managing stress and anxiety especially in the work environment.

Some of the benefits of counselling are:

  • Having a safe secure space to explore how you feel
  • Regaining control of your life and thought processes
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased trust in yourself and your abilities
  • Regaining a sense of clarity and a sense of identity
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Learning coping techniques to help manage day to day
  • Gain understanding of traumatic events and how this has impacted your life

The first assessment is free and is a time for us to get to know each other and decide if we are able to work together. It is just as important for you to assess me as it is for me to assess your needs; counselling is an investment in yourself and it is essential that you feel that I’m the right person to support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Domestic Abuse Specialist (Over 10 years experience)
  • BACP Register of Counsellors - Certificate of Proficiency 050808
  • CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CSCT Certificate in Counselling Theory 08/1999
  • Working with Young People Training
  • Freedom Facilitator
  • Pattern Changing Facilitator
  • Recovery Tool Kit Facilitator
  • Respect Certificate in Working with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
  • One to one laughter Coaching

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial assessment is free. After the initial assessment the cost per session is £40 (50minutes). I do offer some reduced cost places for those on a limited income.

When I work

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Further information

I am also a follower of Positive Psychology and offer one to one Laughter Coaching Courses. This helps to increase oxygen in your system, decrease stress hormones and lowers blood pressure. It also helps to increase confidence and promotes a sense of well-being

Dorchester, DT1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I'm happy to offer online counselling for those with accessibility issues or I can use a centre that is fully accessible but will need to comply with the centre timetable.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Hi I currently offer individual and group counselling supervision to students, counsellors and organisations.

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