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(MBACP) Counselling and Psychotherapy

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)

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

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

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 

When I work

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