About me

My name is Jo and I am a counsellor providing both short- and long-term therapy to adult individuals in  Oakham and Peterborough. I am currently working face to face. 

We all experience times of difficulty in our lives, when events or relationships feel overwhelming, or we can feel a loss of direction or purpose.  Sometimes this can lead to anxiety and feeling low or depressed. Talking to a trained professional helps us make sense of those challenging times and offers a way through them, moving towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.

Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with me and I will listen with sensitivity and empathy – and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence allowing you to be who you truly are.  

Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, healthier choices moving forward.

I am a BACP registered  Counsellor, which means I have met their criteria for qualified therapists and work in accordance with their ethical framework. I am also working towards UKCP accreditation for psychotherapists. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a trained Cruse Bereavement volunteer supporting people through their loss and bereavement. 

I am currently working towards my MSc in integrative Psychotherapy  validated by Staffordshire University and gaining UKCP accreditation. 

 As a counsellor I have worked at;

Leicester Counselling Centre

Curse Bereavement Care 

Member organisations


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.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial telephone consultation free

Sessions are 50 mins and cost £50


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Further information

You can call or email me and we can set up an initial telephone call to talk about what your needs from therapy are.  Then, if you are happy, we can arrange a convenient time for a face to face session which are usually weekly at the same time each week. 



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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Joanne Wassell

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