About Counsellor-Jo 

Foundation degree of Arts in Counselling 

I practice in a Client-Centred way offering human-to-human contact with a high level of empathy without judgment. Therapy works when you find a trusted person and build a relationship where you can truly say how you feel and share your own life experiences. I am a Pluralistic Counsellor working with differing forms of therapy and models of human experiences. Therefore, I talk clients through differing therapeutic approach’s so I can tailor therapy to individuals. Anxiety, for example, can become too high for many people. As anxiety can be caused by relationship stressors, financial stressors, employment or school stress, grief/loss, health issues and internal thinking, this is not an exhaustive list. As the reasons for high anxiety are so varied, and there is uniqueness among people, I believe it is important to tailor my counselling support to the individual.

I’d like to acknowledge that looking for a Counsellor may feel challenging and congratulate you on taking the first step.
I work with individuals on a one-to-one basis via Video link or Telephone. I hold qualifications in working with adults and young people aged 11-years plus. Before work and school sessions are available from 7 am.

Foundation degree of Arts in Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision 
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Certificate in Counselling studies
Certificate In Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Certificate Counselling Skills
BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Synergy Therapy and Addiction Centre – Boundaries and safeguarding in the therapeutic practice.
Dove Community Counselling – Bereavement Training.
Admiral Counselling & Training Services – Working with Clients in Distress Training.

Counselling Experience

I have provided Counselling in differing settings; these include:
An Addiction Centre where I supported individuals in understanding their journey into addiction and helped them foster self-understanding and forgiveness. 
Basildon Mind in this role, I provided psychological support for the local community, helping clients understand their internal discomforts and interpersonal/relationship dynamics. Helping people with anxiety and depression. 
My Local Hospice, within the Hospice I, Counselled individuals who have been bereaved, helping them understand their grief journey after the death of a loved one. I also supported people facing a life-limiting diagnosis and provided Counselling to families losing a loved one to a terminal illness.

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