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Jo Pearson MBACP, MSC, BSC (HONS) PSYCHOTHERAPY/COUNSELLING CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6
07908 153038 07908 153038

About me

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

Feeling overwhelmed

Difficulties in relationships

Problems at school

Anxiety

Anger

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.

Jo

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • 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

Experience

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)

Training

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Children and young people

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Free of charge 15 minute initial consultation

Individual Therapy  £55 per session

Concessions:

Students requiring therapy as part of course £25 per session

For those on a low income a reduced cost can be discussed with myself.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Specialist areas include:

Working with Children and young adults (aged 5 to 18)

Abuse

Trauma

Anger

Attachment difficulties

Anxiety

Depression

ADHD

Autism

Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I have availability week days, week nights and weekends

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Jo Pearson MBACP, MSC, BSC (HONS) PSYCHOTHERAPY/COUNSELLING CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Jo Pearson MBACP, MSC, BSC (HONS) PSYCHOTHERAPY/COUNSELLING CHILDREN AND ADULTS