About me

Hi, my name is Jo and I’m a qualified person-centred counsellor.

Are you experiencing difficulties with low mood or lack of motivation which is having a negative impact on your wellbeing and happiness? Or are you feeling stuck and unsure about how to move forward in your life, either because of something that has happened or even without any clear reason?

Maybe you regularly feel anxious or on edge, or you find yourself overthinking and worrying excessively about things... If so, I can support you in making sense of what is going on for you and in finding your own way forward.

If any of this sounds familiar then I am here to listen.

I offer person-centred counselling which promotes client autonomy by supporting rather than directing and puts clients in control of their healing. You can expect a safe space to explore things and I will support you in finding a way through.

I listen fully, empathise and value what you say. I never judge you and I will always be genuine and myself. So if you are feeling lost or struggling with your thoughts, feelings and would like some support I would love to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Leeds City College)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Leeds City College)
  • PGCE Primary (University of Durham)
  • BA Hons Degree English Language and Linguistics (University of Durham) 

I have worked with clients of varying age range including students and young people. I have experience of working with a variety of issues, including but not limited to bereavement, pregnancy loss, low self esteem, depression, stress, trauma, bullying, student issues and anxiety.

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.

Therapies offered

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Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £45 per 50 minute session (face to face, zoom or telephone)
  • £35 per 50 minute session for students (face to face, zoom or telephone)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer a range of appointment times, including evenings and weekends. I work both in person and remotely via telephone or zoom, so please do get in touch.

Further information

I offer individual counselling sessions in person, by telephone or online via Zoom. For face to face sessions I am based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. 

Utopia Clinic
114-116 Lowtown
Pudsey
West Yorkshire
LS28 9AY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Social