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About Me

Counselling can feel like a daunting thing to do, but I promise I'm not too scary ;o)

My name is Jo; I first began training as a counsellor following some difficult times in my own life with relationships and ill health.

I am now a fully qualified, experienced, accredited Integrative Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor, and whilst now considered to be a "professional" I can assure you that I am very "normal" whatever that may mean.  Im just someone trying to get through this life in the best way possible: ideally with a smile and a few swear words! I have my own issues which I continue to work on like everyone else, no-one is ever done processing, its a life long journey full of challenges and change. 

Theres not much that shocks or makes me blush anymore, Im happy to listen to whatever your issues might be, and I am trained to "hold" your difficult "stuff", so you have no need to protect me or hold back.

I am also a registered member of the Association for Independent Practitioners (AIP), National Counselling Society (NCS), and British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

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Im a local girl and have lived in and around Sittingbourne, Teynham, Swale, Iwade, Faversham my whole life.

My career has spanned a few decades and has always focused around people.  I began in Hotel Reception, and moved on to Family and Neighbour Mediation and finally in to Counselling and Clinical Supervising.

I chose to become a therapist because I enjoy "people".  

Im intrigued in whats made us all in to who we have become, and that what I hope to pass on to you, an understanding of yourself and why you've made the choices you have etc.

Whilst counselling is often what we turn to in tough times, I think its important to keep a sense of humour when appropriate, and seeing clients laugh through their tears is heartwarming.

I continue to learn and grow daily, both from my clients and from other training I chose to complete. Its a bit boring but for full details of my training, experience and qualifications, please see my listing on the BACP website, or The Counselling Directory.

I am able to offer individual therapy to adults and young people, along with couple or relationship counselling.

I also offer Coaching & Mindfulness. 

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I hold current and valid Indemnity Insurance am Data Protection Registered and have been DBS checked.

I have experience in working with many issues which comes from working within the NHS, in Private Practice, and other charities and organisations such as Domestic Abuse.

As an Integrative Therapist and Clinical Supervisor I combine a number of theoretical approaches to assist with the issues I work with. This means I can offer tailor-made therapy, as individual to each client and issue, as they are themselves.

Some of these approaches are:

**Psychodynamic **Transactional Analysis **Existentialism

     **Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) **Person Centred