Joanne Kenning (MBACP) Counselling and Psychotherapy
A warm welcome to you! I'm Jo and I’m a counsellor and psychotherapist with a wealth of experience in providing support to clients with a range of difficulties and concerns from relationship difficulties to anxiety, low self-esteem and work related issues to name a few! (please see all difficulties listed at the bottom of my page).
Whatever your struggle may be, the good news is you’ve taken the first step in making a positive change, and that is why you are currently reading these very words - you are considering counselling and although that may seem scary right now it also may be the best decision you ever made.
I encourage you to take that second step and allow me (or a counsellor of your choosing) to assist you with exploring your struggles and concerns, and together we can navigate through your thoughts and feelings in a warm, safe and non-judgemental environment with the aim of personal growth, nourishment and ultimately being able to live a fuller life.
Working with me: my approach
My way of working draws upon the Person-Centred approach to counselling.
Person-Centred counselling believes that each and every person can, and will, become a more fully functioning person if given the correct conditions. The underpinning principles of the Person-Centred Approach are focused on the counsellor being honest, non-judgmental and fully accepting, allowing the client to lead and set the pace. I aim to offer these conditions as best as I can during our therapeutic relationship.
Originally from a business and corporate back ground I understand the challenges and pressures that work can bring to our every day lives, with that in mind and my counselling skills, knowledge and experience I am able to draw on a variety of theories and techniques to offer personalised support to each individual client’s particular needs . I work face-to-face, in my own private practice, via video call or phone. I am fully insured and work by the ethical guidelines set out by the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) of which I am a registered member.
What I offer
Due to the current global Covid pandemic, I am only offering online counselling using internet technology such as Zoom, or webcam video link. I also offer telephone counselling (landline or mobile) and use other applications for calls such as WhatsApp and Messenger.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited, University of Warwick)
Registered Member of BACP
Voluntary Senior Counsellor and night manager at New Hope Christian registered charity, Warwick
Continued professional development in:
- Anger management
- Loss and Bereavement
- Art Therapy
- Sex Therapy
- Eco / Nature Therapy
- Sexual Trauma
- Anxiety and Depression
- Online and Phone Therapy
- Self Harm
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
I offer a free initial 30 minute session/consultation to all potential new clients as I feel it is important you choose the right counsellor for you and I feel I can offer you what you are looking for.
I am currently offering a fee of £40 per 50 minute session. Payments are to be paid via bank transfer prior to each session.
If you wish to book a session you can contact me as follows:
Email me (I aim to respond to all e-mails within 24 hrs)
Tel: 07790 157396 (If I am unable to answer please leave a message and I aim to respond within 24hrs)
You can also contact me by text on the above number too, again I aim to respond within 24hrs