My name is Jo Stephens and I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy in the Southend-On-Sea area. I am based in Chalkwell, Essex at Southbourne Physiotherapy, which is situated 3 minutes walk from Chalkwell station and 45 minutes from London Fenchurch Street Station and now at Therapy for Life based at Weston Chambers in central Southend. In these unprecedented times and having personal experience of anxiety and depression I work with adults and adolescents to alleviate symptoms of anxiety; health, GAD and social etc, depression, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship issues, anger, abuse, dissociation, bullying, workplace relationships and bullying as well as providing assertiveness training. I use the skills I have (Counselling, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, NLP, Schema therapy) to enable individuals to explore their own identity, perception, decisions or even future plans. It is my role to enable, empower and facilitate change if wanted to individuals I work with and have some fun along the way. I am currently undertaking a Master's Degree level of education in Psychology to deepen my knowledge. Please feel free to speak to me about your requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a student member of the bps (British Psychological Society) and I work within the ethical framework of these organisations. I have an up-to-date DBS check.
BA (Hons) Counselling
MSc Psychology - 2018 to current, embarking on my final module, and advanced research project
Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Certificate
Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis:
Psychosexual Dysfunction Specialist
Nutrition and Weight Management adviser
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
Childhood Nutrition and Obesity prevention
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.
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy per session - £50
Smoking cessation - £150 in total (for up to 3 sessions)
Nutrition and Weight Management (8 week course) - Individual sessions and group sessions:
Individual sessions priced at £20 per session (£160 in total)
Group sessions priced at £15 per person (minimum of 4 persons)
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise - £20 per session
Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention - £20 per session