Specialities

Integrative Relational Counselling, Psychotherapy, Person Centred Therapy and Mindfulness. Children, Young People, Adults, Older Adults. I have supported clients with a wide variety of issues, please click image for further detail and my full profile.

A few words about myself

Hello, my name is Jo and I am an Integrative Counsellor, which basically means I draw on a variety of theoretical models to best suit you.  However, I am not one to bamboozle the sessions with theory!  I approach things in a very calm and down to earth way, without judgment, providing a safe space where I can support you in exploring your thoughts and feelings in greater depth, helping you to look at behavioural patterns you have adopted over time which perhaps no longer serve you.  I can help you explore the past, the future and the here and now - it can be a journey of self-awareness and discovery.

I have been a Counsellor for over 10 years and bring a broad range of experience to my counselling practice.  I have worked with primary school children through play therapy; vulnerable adults with a variety of mental health conditions such as bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia; and supported carers and those suffering from addiction within an addiction agency - designing my approach to best suit each person.

I have worked with clients experiencing a variety of issues, including:

  • Abortion
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Bi-polar Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Carer support
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Disassociation
  • Feeling Sad
  • Health Anxiety
  • Hearing Voices
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Mental Health
  • Miscarriage
  • Neurodiversity
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Paranoia
  • Passive-Aggressive Behaviour
  • Physical Health Matters
  • Pregnancy and Birth
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Self Harm
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Work Related Stress

I offer an initial FREE 20-minute consultation over the phone or online which can provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to get a feel for whether I am the ‘right’ person for you. Forming a trusting and confidential working relationship with me, I believe, is the foundation for good therapy.

And finally... Every client I work with, I treat as an individual with warmth and an open mind, appreciating that we all come with a unique and important story.

Contact:   Please do not hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Tel:  07583-404735

E-Mail:   jo_spooner@hotmail.com

 

Qualifications

BA Hons degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling awarded by Middlesex University

Levels 2 and 3 Certificates in counselling Skills and Theory

Qualified mental health first aider

Accredited Register Membership of the BACP.  As a registered member (no: 145437) of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines.