Jo Phillips

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Dip. Couns, PGCE, BA (Hons), MBACP
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Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 9AY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name is Jo and I’m a qualified and registered counsellor who works in a person-centred way while also adapting my approach to suit each client’s needs. 

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.

My main approach to counselling is 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 also work in an integrative way where appropriate. This means I include elements of other approaches such as CBT in my work (for example work on challenging irrational or negative thoughts) or looking at relaxation, grounding or coping strategies in order to tailor my approach to suit individual needs. 

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 QLS Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: CBT (Open Study College)
  • 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, work-related issues and anxiety.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£40.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £55 per 50 minute daytime session between 9:30am and 3pm.
  • £65 per 50 minute evening session from 5:30pm.
  • £40 per 50 minute session for students* between 9:30am and 3pm.

*student rate applies to students on a full time undergraduate university course or on a counselling course. 

Sessions can be in person, online or by telephone. 

When I work

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I offer a range of appointment times, including late afternoon and early evening (higher fee applies). 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

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Jo Phillips
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