Jo is a qualified integrative counsellor and individual member of the BACP. She is also a qualified personal coach, which involves shorter-term work to help you achieve specific or current goals.
I can help with...
- Anger management
- Bereavement and loss
- Career coaching
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Physical abuse
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Traumatic childhood
Types of client I see
- Older people
- Trainee and qualified clinicians
Languages I speak
- Room 602 at Chandlery Cottage, 50 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7QY
Types of therapy I offer
- Integrative psychotherapy/counselling
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, and registered member of the BACP and UKCP. I work with adult clients, who see me for help with a variety of issues including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem and difficult relationship patterns.
My intention is to provide a therapy space in which you feel safe and supported in order to explore whatever concerns you. I feel a trusting relationship between client and therapist is vital. I also believe that therapy can provide a place for you to share your concerns at your pace, and be listened to fully, which often doesn’t happen in our daily lives. By listened to fully, I mean without judgement or disruption. Together, we can gain understanding to help you. Therapy is a two-way process, and I work in a collaborative and enabling way. My role isn’t to tell you what to do; I may gently challenge you, or offer insights or observations, but without being authoritative.
As an integrative therapist, I work in the way that is most suitable to you.I will draw on a number of established counselling and therapeutic approaches depending on your needs. I don’t have a fixed or predetermined way of working therefore, as everyone is different and what helps one person may not suit you. We may explore behaviours, beliefs, feelings or habits that are concerning you, which may involve looking at past or present relationships or how past relationships affect you now.I work holistically, which may include exploring thoughts, emotions and bodily feelings, as our physical sensations can help us understand what is going on for us. I also may suggest creative tools such as drawing or writing, or visualisation. How we work will be agreed between us.
I am interested in how early relationships can affect us in the present. As well as how we relate to and experience others, I am curious about how we experience ourselves, and why it is that we may feel so critical or even ashamed of ourselves.
I am originally from the US; I moved to London over 20 years ago. Before training to become a counsellor, I worked in marketing and creative services. I have been employed in large and small companies, and in voluntary organisations, which gives me an understanding of workplace issues.
Training, qualifications and experience
- I have an MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre
- I have a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling, a counselling foundation course, from the University of Cambridge
- I also have a Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University
I receive regular supervision and undertake continued professional development and training.
I have experience in a private clinic and an NHS counselling service, in addition to my private practice.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
Code of ethics
I abide by the BACP code of ethics.
Fees and availability
- £60 for a 50-minute session
- Some reduced-fee places available
- Available Wednesday mornings, including early appointments from 7am