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MSc, BA (Hons) Counselling, MBACP

About me

My name is Jo Stephens and I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy in the Southend-On-Sea area. I am based in Southend, Essex at Weston Chambers, Block A, Weston Road, which is situated 5 minutes walk from Southend central station and 45 minutes from London Fenchurch Street Station. 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.

MSc Psychology

BA (Hons) Counselling

Certificate in group facilitation

NLP Certificate

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Certificate

Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis:

Cert. Hyp.

Smoking Cessation

Psychosexual Dysfunction Specialist

Futurefit Training:

Nutrition and Weight Management adviser

Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Childhood Nutrition and Obesity prevention

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

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Additional information

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weston Chambers, C/o Therapy For Life, Block A,, Weston Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

My counselling/therapy room is on the ground floor at Southbourne Physiotherapy and access is via stairs at Weston Chambers