Jo Pearson MBACP, MSC, BSC (HONS) PSYCHOTHERAPY/COUNSELLING CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Hello and welcome. I offer a calming environment for therapy, informal and inviting, helping you to feel at ease.
The 'Psych' of Psychotherapy is often translated as 'the mind' and includes feelings and emotions. Indeed Psychotherapy and Counselling may be described as
'a personal relationship with a professional person in which one can share and explore the nature of their troubles'
With my training in Attachment Theory, up to Masters Degree level, I offer a supportive 'secure base' within our therapeutic relationship.
Here at Harmony Therapy, I offer the opportunity for you to gain insight and self awareness thus 'clearing the way' so you can focus more clearly and decide what to do through your process of problem solving. I endeavour to support you in exploring your problems, defining your goals and helping you clarify how you might achieve this.
I provide a safe, effective and gentle approach to support you and be alongside you on your journey in therapy. Your thoughts and feelings will be heard and accepted without judgement and at your own pace. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance.
Children and young adults do not always relish the thought of 'talking things through' and as such I additionally offer more creative means of exploring difficulties. Particular challenges for children and young adults which I can support exploration of include:
Coping with change
Difficulties in relationships
Problems at school
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know more or wish to take advantage of the free of charge initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Science in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Attachment, CBT, PCT)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Postgraduate Certificate in integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Certificate in Counselling
Over 10 years experience working as a Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Significant experience working with children and young adults (aged 5 to 18) privately, within school settings and within social care homes
Significant experience working with children and young adults diagnosed with ADHD/Autism/oppositional defiant disorder
Significant experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Trauma, Loss and Anger
Experience in the voluntary sector as a Samaritan and as a trustee with the PNI Charity (Perinatal Illness)
I am very happy to provide information on all CPD (continual professional development) training I have undertook. Training includes Safeguarding and working with children and young people
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Children and young people
Free of charge 20 minute initial consultation
Individual Therapy £50 per session
Students £25 per session
For those on a low income a reduced cost can be discussed with myself.
Specialist areas include:
Working with Children and young adults (aged 5 to 18)