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Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy. BACP reg.

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 have worked for 15 years in family planning and contraception, including sexual health and gynaecology.

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;

Contraception, family planning, gynaecology and sexual health. 

Leicester Counselling Centre

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial telephone consultation free

Sessions are 50 mins and cost £50

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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. 

Oakham, Rutland, LE15

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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