If you are struggling with some or many aspects of your life, feeling stuck or alone, or things just don’t feel right for you at the moment, we can have an initial phone call or email to discuss whether you might benefit from weekly psychotherapy with me. I am a BACP and UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist with over 24 years experience working with adults, covering a wide range of emotional issues (see below).
Psychotherapy with Jo
I see people on either a short-term basis for between 6 and 12 sessions, or long-term for more in depth work, which may be for a number of months or years.
I provide a safe and confidential space in which people can express their feelings, and talk about any difficulties that they are experiencing. Rather than giving advice or providing answers my skill is to help and support people, in a non-judgmental way, to find their own answers and deepen their self-awareness. My style of work is grounded in my understanding of the uniqueness of each person who comes to see me, and for us to work together to try and make sense of their thoughts, feelings and sense of self. This can involve exploring the meaning and importance of their personal experiences, relationships and particular circumstances.
The work of therapy can potentially help people to gain a deeper self-awareness and understanding of themselves. For some people it may be about feeling more connected with other people. For others it may be about lessening the impact that a traumatic event(s) has on them. Overall, therapy can help build and support a person’s self-confidence and belief in who they are, what they want, what they do and what they have to offer.
Qualifications and experience
I trained at The Minster Centre where I was awarded a Diploma and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy in 2000. Between 2004 and 2006 I attended a conversion course for Integrative Child Psychotherapy at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. In the past I have also worked with families and children as a counsellor in primary and special needs schools.
I am a BACP accredited (2003) and UKCP registered (2004). I abide by the BACP and UKCP code of ethics, and have an up to date DBS certificate, and indemnity insurance.
An initial phone call is free to talk about practicalities and to get a sense of whether we can work well together. Or you can email with any queries or to discuss an initial appointment. My fees are £80 per session, and for the initial meeting. I offer a number of reduced cost places, depending on availability and a person’s circumstances.