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About me

I am able to offer you the opportunity to explore your inner thoughts and feelings in safety and confidence helping you to make sense of what is going on in your life. This could be anything from day to day worries, to stress, anxiety or depression; you may be faced with a life changing event, relationship or family issues.

I will listen to you attentively, looking at the issue from your point of view, helping you explore choices you have, changes you may want to make and develop strategies to cope in the future. My therapy room is tranquil, private and peaceful.

A broad range of therapeutic approaches are offered including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred and the more holistic approaches such as Mindfulness. Therapeutic techniques are an individual process which is driven by your input and development, we will be working together to enable effective change.

I am also a qualified EMDR therapist - please ask for further details.

CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE and FAMILIES - I have extensive experience working within this field. All ages from 4 years old upwards are accommodated and welcomed in my private practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified professional counsellor and Accredited Member of the professional body, BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I am also a qualified EMDR Therapist and member of EMDR Association of UK and Ireland

My current posts involve:-

Primary Care, working with adults

School counselling

Adults, couples, children, young people and families in my private practice

EMDR trauma treatment for adults

Member of the Diocese of Durham College of Counsellors

Mindfulness walking group

I am covered for Public Liability and Professional Indemnity and has an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

EMDR                                                                                                                    Children, Young People and Families
Mindfulness Groups
Walk and Talk Therapy

Photos & videos


Additional information

£50.00 Per 50 minute session for individuals
£55.00 Per 50 minute session for children and young people
£60.00 Per 50 minute session for couples.

My fee for EMDR Therapy is £75 per 60 minutes. Sessions can be for 60 or 90 minutes.


You may choose to attend an initial appointment which will last around 20 minutes and is free of charge allowing you to meet me, discuss your needs and give you the chance to ask me any questions. If you are happy to proceed with therapy at this point, you can start your first session straight away or book your sessions for a time which is convenient to you.


The initial assessment is £70.00. This will last one hour and allow you and members of your family to attend to discuss how counselling may help you and initially assess any presenting issues.

If you are happy to proceed with therapy at this point, you can book your sessions.

Appointments last 50 minutes and usually take place once a week, however these can be tailored to meet your own requirements.


Daytime and evening appointments available.

Further information


“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present and non-judgmentally”                                                                                                                  Jon Kabat-Zin

Set in the beautiful backdrop of Teesdale, our walks offer you the chance to combine mindfulness with walking.

The day will provide you with the opportunity to tune in to your senses and enjoy the true essence of our natural surroundings.

Bespoke walks for two or three people or group walks available. Walks usually take place on Saturdays but can be booked at other times by appointment. Please contact me for dates of our next walks and for any further information.

Mortimer Wheeler Drive

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


Jo Warren, MBACP (Accred), Counsellor and EMDR Therapist

Jo Warren, MBACP (Accred), Counsellor and EMDR Therapist