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Dr Jo Robinson (Chartered and Registered Practitioner Psychologist)

Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17
07305 647 938 07305 647 938
Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17

About me

* I am still seeing clients, but due to COVID-19 I am offering sessions over the telephone and/or over video conferencing platform *

Why do people come for therapy?

You may want to come to therapy for a variety of reasons. You may have suffered a bereavement, feel anxious and/or depressed, be having difficulties at work, relationship issues, or have experienced a traumatic event at some point in your life. You might not feel able to tell others how you are feeling, for fear of their reaction or that they perhaps won’t understand. The decision to access therapy may therefore feel daunting.

What I offer/how I work

I've worked with clients with a range of difficulties, and I specialise in working with adults with anxiety who want to live more fully in the present.

I provide a safe, confidential space in which to explore your difficulties. I believe that you, as the client, are the expert of your own experience. I will work with you to understand your issues from your perspective and without judgement. I may bring in different therapeutic approaches if I feel these could be an effective way of exploring your presenting issues. Whatever the approach, this will be explored with you to ensure that you're in agreement with how we work together.

What to expect

Prior to starting psychological therapy, I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs. The discussion focuses on exploring what you wish to work on, whether I'm able to work with what you'll be bringing to therapy, and whether we'll be a good "fit" for one another.

During our first few sessions, I will gather information about your past experiences, your present situation, and what you would like for your future. This assessment will help us to develop a deeper understanding of:

  • Your presenting problem(s)
  • The factors in your past which may be contributing to the present difficulties
  • Any incidents/events which might recently have triggered your current problems
  • The factors which might be stopping you resolving your current difficulties
  • The strengths you possess which help you cope with your current problems and which you may also be able to use to help you resolve them.

I will then make recommendations regarding the psychological approaches I believe may be most appropriate to address your presenting problems, based on the information that was gathered and discussed during the assessment.

Referrals

Self-referrals are accepted, as well as referrals through the following health insurance providers: Aviva, AXA PPP Healthcare, Cigna, Vitality, and WPA.

Where I am based

My practice is based in Stafford, just 5 minutes' walk from Stafford railway station,10 minutes’ walk from the town centre, and 5 minutes' drive to junction 13 of the M6 motorway.

Find out more

Please email, ring, or text me if you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial telephone consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

My experience/training

I've worked in the mental health field since 2008, for national mental health charities and local organisations, with issues such as bereavement, childhood sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. As well as my private practice, I also work in an inpatient mental health service, delivering one-to-one and group psychological interventions to individuals.

My qualifications:

  • 2019-present -Trainee Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner
  • 2018 - Certificate in Supervision
  • 2018 - Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice
  • 2014 - MSc Psychology
  • 2012 - MSc Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • 2009 - Counselling Certificate

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.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Free 20 minute telephone consultation.

£90 per one hour session.

I am currently undertaking training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). As such, I am offering this therapy at a reduced rate of £50 per hour. The therapy is contracted for either 16 or 24 sessions with a follow-up session 3 months after the final session, and this will be negotiated individually.

Further information

I also offer training/workshops to practitioners and organisations in a variety of subjects such as:

  • Self-esteem/self-confidence
  • Stress Management
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Working with Anxiety

Please contact me to discuss your individual requirements.

Park Street
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST17

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

Please contact me if you have mobility issues.

Availability

Online Monday and Wednesday evenings

Online Saturday mornings/early afternoons

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

My approach to clinical supervision.

View supervision profile

Dr Jo Robinson (Chartered and Registered Practitioner Psychologist)

Dr Jo Robinson (Chartered and Registered Practitioner Psychologist)