My name is Jo, I am a qualified counsellor. I have experience working with both children and adults, integrating humanistic and person centered techniques. As an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work to their ethical frameworks at all times.
After fostering for some 11 years, I subsequently began training and providing counselling within my local College and Special Educational Needs School. I am privileged to have gained a great insight into the challenging issues that affect the lives of families today, either from the young person’s perspective or parent/carer. I have grown confident supporting both Adults and Young People navigate the difficulties they are facing. I am able support both Adults or Young People with difficulties but not limiting to, anxiety, abuse, depression, bereavement, crisis/trauma, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, work related stress, family dynamics, self-harm and suicide ideation.
My counselling philosophy is that everyone has the right to be heard and experience has taught me people seek counselling for a wide variety of reasons. I provide a safe space and a listening ear where the focus is on you, supporting you without judgement. I am a creative individual, often incorporating creativity into my practice, this I find works well with any age group and is useful when you are unable to express or communicate your feelings verbally.
Together we create a therapeutic environment where you can explore any issues, emotions or thoughts that are troubling you, we work together at a pace that feels right for you.
I am based at Abbey Meads Village Centre, and can offer sessions on a Friday afternoon/evening. I can also offer online sessions. Should you wish to make an appointment please don’t hesitate to contact me.