Jo is a humanistic therapist meaning her specialism is the human experience. She is passionate about how the therapeutic relationship can facilitate insight and believes in the human capacity for change.
Jo works creatively, informed by humanistic philosophy, Gestalt, Person-centred & TA theory. This means she believes every person has worth, the right to autonomy (to decide their own future) and that a person should feel safe and secure in order to explore their sense of self. If a person is provided with the right conditions for growth, they’ll always move towards change. Jo finds the humanistic approach fits well with her own personal morals and values of integrity, honesty and empathy.
Jo describes herself as fascinated by the stories people tell themselves & of themselves, and the affect of interpersonal relationships – People’s stories connect their past to their present, helping them to reflect on what they do and why they do it. The work you’ll undertake with Jo encompasses the entire arena of your life, will incorporate challenge and most importantly understanding. She has an awareness of how our family systems, social systems and developmental relationships influence our conditions of worth and feeds into the stories we tell of ourselves. Where appropriate, Jo will suggest elements of theory, psycho-education or literature in order to increase your own self-awareness – so that you can begin to see where an how you respond in relationship to others.
Take that first step into your story & contact Jo for an initial session.
In addition to private practice, Jo is an honorary psychotherapist within an NHS service offering counselling interventions to members of staff. As a practitioner, she’s worked as a voluntary therapist at an inner city college in the Midlands (age 18+) and been a voluntary counsellor working with families and carers of substance users within the Brighton & Hove area. Her work with both placements often focussed on clients beginning to safely to express feelings. exploring their interpersonal relationships and vulnerability in the face of tragedy.
With all therapeutic work, Jo has an experienced supervisor to ensure she continues to excel with her professional standards and development.
Accredited Registrant (MNCS Accred) by The National Counselling Society
BA (Hons) First Class – Humanistic Counselling Practice
Level 2 & Level 3 in Counselling skills & theory
TA101: Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Group Therapy
Enhanced DBS check
Sessions are available Monday to Friday, from 8am to 8pm.