Counselling

Whatever is happening or has happened that has brought you here, I can provide you with a safe, holding, validating, confidential space to explore whatever is troubling you.

I work from a person-centered perspective, which means I work with you as a person and how you relate to issues in your life, as opposed to ‘treating problems’. I believe that therapy should be tailored to you as an individual as no single approach can be applied to every person; this gives you control over the direction our sessions take and my role is to guide and facilitate you to make sense of and find meaning about your thoughts and feelings.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Counselling appointments last 50 minutes and are typically held weekly to be most effective, but this is always open to discussion. You are not restricted to a set number of sessions, we can arrange to work short term or open ended and review as we go. I work in person or via zoom and we can discuss which format is best for you when booking in.

My training means I can work with most of life’s issues, but I have experience and special interest in supporting people with the following:
Affairs, Anxiety, Burnout, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Emetophobia, Emotional Abuse, Infertility, Menopause, Narcissism, Panic Attacks, Parenting – especially neurodiverse children, Parents of trans children. People Pleasing.

Beginnings
Arranging an initial session is usually the best way for you to decide if you would like to work with me, so I offer this at a reduced rate for you to hear how I work, to begin talking about what is troubling you, to ask any questions, and to begin to explore how we might work together.

Endings
Clients are welcome to end their counselling with me at any stage, however, planned endings are usually more helpful and I suggest you give some notice of an intended ending wherever possible, so you can achieve satisfactory closure around issues you may have been working on.

BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT

Email: joreader95@gmail.com
Phone/Text: 07713 243547
You will get the fastest reply by email!

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their code of ethics. I am an intersectional feminist, fat positive, encourage body neutrality and I am LGBTQIA-welcoming.

Testimonials

“Having had the privilege of just four sessions with Jo, my entire outlook has changed.”

Coaching client

“Working with Jo lifted those heavy things off me and gave me the chance to breathe in the cool air of self-acceptance. It felt like magic because after so long I feel so different.” 

Diana, Coaching Client

“You’ve changed my outlook and therefore my life. It sounds dramatic but it’s true. It has been so powerful working with you. I cannot thank you enough for your time, your thoughts, your sound bites and above all your kindness.” 

Coaching Client

“Jo can help you to take back your power and teach you to champion yourself in a world that tries to dictate your worth.”

Coaching Client

“Magical, affirming, calming”

Olivia, Coaching Client

I have loved every moment of working with you and I feel armed to start to tackle this on my own once and for all. Thank you so much for your compassion and empathy. I felt held throughout the whole process.” 

Cath, Coaching Client

“Jo made me feel much more empowered to accept and enjoy my body and my appearance. She was able to help me unpick beliefs I didn’t know I had. She is obviously experienced, knowledgeable and cares a great deal about what she does.” 

Jess, Coaching Client

“Jo helped me realise where some of my perceptions came from, and I left feeling like I can actually achieve body acceptance. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jo!”

Sharon, Coaching Client

“I think working with someone who is so strong in her message, and also is so knowledgeable on techniques and information which can really help break thought patterns, has been invaluable.” 

Ollie, Coaching Client