Jo Newstead (BACP Accredited)
My name is Jo and I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist (11 years in practice) based in Gotham (3 miles from Clifton and East Leake and 20 mins from Nottingham City Centre) and which is easily accessible by either bus or car. I have safe off road parking. (I do offer home visits if you are unable to travel). As well as Face 2 Face sessions I can offer remote telephone and/or video sessions across the UK and Ireland.
I can offer short term solution focused therapy (6-8 sessions) and longer term if there are perhaps multiple issues to address. I also use Equine Assisted Therapy with my miniature ponies where appropriate.
I came into counselling following a difficult period in my own life and felt that I wanted to give something back by helping others who may find themselves struggling in life. I have worked with a wide range of issues and across all ages including adults and younger adults.
My approach to therapy is to offer you a genuine, confidential space to explore your difficulties, without judgement. I have worked with a wide range of issues and across all ages from adults and younger adults.
If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, bereavement, trauma or other issues within relationships or at work I can help you to process and explore your thoughts and feelings. Together we can find and build solutions and coping strategies to improve your life now and in the future.
As a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited counsellor I support and adhere to the BACP code of ethics which promotes professional and ethical working. I am covered by indemnity insurance and hold an enhanced criminal records bureau (DBS) check.
You can contact me by phone or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice (Nottingham University)
Workshops in Equine Assisted Therapy and "Learning to Listen"
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling Practice (Nottingham University)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas I have specific experience of include:
* ante and post natal illness and recovery.
* infertility and IVF processes.
* I have worked in the NHS offering counselling to sufferers of diabetes and heart problems (including cardiac arrest) and have a sound appreciation of the difficulties that these conditions impose.
* I have worked with clients who have vision and or hearing loss
* I can also offer equine assisted therapy. Working in a safe environment with the ponies can help unlock your feelings, develop your sense of self, your ability to be in the moment and to listen to your intuition. This work all takes place on the ground no riding or horsemanship is involved. No prior experience of horses is required. NO RIDING INVOLVED
Free telephone consultation
My fee for a one hour session is £40
Students in training £35
I do give a concessionary rate which is negotiable, for anyone who is experiencing genuine financial hardship.
Concessions offered for
Home visits are possible if you are unable to travel. Please note that we would need a quiet room where we would be undisturbed.