About me

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.

I am also able to draw on a variety of other 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 ongoing covid situation , I am currently 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 registered charity, Warwick

Continued professional development in:

  • Anger management
  • Trauma
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Art Therapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • Eco / Nature Therapy
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Online and Phone Therapy
  • Self Harm

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

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.

Reduced fees considered dependant on individuals circumstances 

Availability

Please enquire via phone or e-mail to check current availability.

Further information

Contact me

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

Coventry
West Midlands
CV5

Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B76

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Joanne Kenning

Joanne Kenning