Psychotherapeutic Counselling

I am unable to take on new clients until later in the year


Contact Jo Ann On 07792051887

Welcome


Welcome
Welcome

My name is Jo Ann Burns and I have been counselling people just like you since 2005. I am a very experienced and engaging psychotherapeutic counsellor.

Are you thinking or feeling as if you or your world has become distorted? Have you experienced low mood or constant thinking without being able to get those thoughts out of your head?

I can't do this!,
STOP!,
I am not good!,
I must be bad!,
I can’t!,
I must not do that!
I should!,
Stop! Stop!
Then this may be the time to perhaps seek some help from counselling.

Low mood, Lethargy, self doubt, low self esteem, low opinion of your self, may all lead to anxiety and depression, so being able to have a space that is confidential, empathic, non-judgemental and caring, may be the start of your journey to aid ending not being able to stop the constant thoughts and low mood.

If any of the above appears to be familiar to you, or you feel that other issues are interrupting your normal daily life, then do contact me for a brief telephone conversation, to see if we can find a way forward for you.

How to contact me is just below the this page, either by telephone or by email from via this page.

JO ANN BURNS
Empathic & caring
Integrative Counsellor
MBACP Registered

NCS Accredited







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Costs/Opening Times


Counselling cost

Individual counselling. £45.00 Per counselling session........ ...Teenagers counselling £30.00 Per counselling session........ ....Couples counselling £55.00 Per counselling session .

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Opening Times

Mondays, 10am to 9pm, Tuesdays, 10am to 9pm, Wednesdays 11am to 5pm, Thursdays, 10am to 5pm Fridays 11am to 4pm. Saturdays 11.30am to 3pm

Supervision


Supervision
I now provide supervision for counsellors that are experienced or are in training to become a counsellor.

I very much view the supervision process as a professional working collabration, between two counselling professionals, to where, self acknowledgement, self awareness and knowledgeable ideas fit together.

Counselling via supervision is a managed profession and is a learning and supportive form of care for you as the counsellor and our clients.

What do I offer you

  1. Counselling supervision for individual or for up to two people.
  2. A safe environment for you to discover those areas of counselling that may be troubling you and to seek out that what makes you tick as the working counsellor.
  3. Self reflection
  4. Encouragment
  5. Collaboration
  6. A non-judgemental space for exploration of your client work.
  7. Encouragement of recognising your achievements
My clients for supervision are:

  1. Counsellors in training
  2. Counsellors who are currently working within private practice
The cost to you is:

£40 .00 Individual supervision of 1 hour or for one and a half hours.




Education & Experience


Education & Experience
Education & Experience


Core Qualifications
Level 7 Post graduate diploma in Integrative humanistic counselling (Pg. Dip.Int. Coun)
Certificate in counselling skills (Foundation level)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills (Dip.Cbt)
Diploma in counselling children & young people (Dip. Coun.ch.yp)
Cruse Bereavement Care Certificate in Major incident response,
Cruse Bereavement Care accredited certificate in bereavement awareness skills.
Certificate in bereavement care, (Cruse)
British psychological society Certificate in clinical supervision (BPS),
Open university foundation Certificate in Health & social care (HSC Open)

Additional qualifications
Diploma in child counselling (OA.Dip)
Diploma in counselling children and adolescents (Dip.ch,adl)
Certificate in Family dynamics

Professional Memberships/Accreditation/Affiliates
Accredited Psychotherapeutic counsellor (NCS)
Registered Member of The BACP (British Assoc of counselling & psychotherapy) (MBACP)
Member of the BABCP
Affiliate counsellor for CBT Health.


I use the BACP good practice in action code of ethics. Therefore ensuring that you get the best possible counselling, within a framework that is ethical and supportive. I also use professional development of supervision on a once a month basis.

Past issues that have been engaged with in counselling

Anxiety with constant intrusive thinking, Anger, Attachment issues beginning from childhood, Bereavement, grief & loss, Depression with a low mood, Bullying either at school or in the work place, Emotional abuse, from a partner or a parent, neglect from childhood, Family issues, such as communication disorganisation & interpersonal relationships, Low self esteem, Low self worth/value/confidence, Childhood negelct & emotional abuse, Panic attacks, with dizzyness, constant thinking, sweating, and fear, Relationship issues with miscommunications, not hearing the other person, meaning and content, Post natal depression with fear of harming self or child, Seperation and divorce, with loss & aloneness, Loss of job, pet, financial status, Stress associated with sleeplessness, anger, restlessness, lack of self appreciation.






Mindfulness


Mindfulness
Be Mindful is a 4-week online mindfulness course that is evidence based, reputable and highly effective at reducing levels of stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, renumiration and improving sleep quality. This course is accessed through an external site, www.bemindfulonline.com.

Mindfulness has become a very popular way of relaxation. Evidence has shown that just by taking a few minutes away from what we are doing and being in the moment, can have lasting, beneficial results. Below is just one example of part of this four week course, for you to use at any moment of your day.

THE 3 STEP BREATHING SPACE

Use the three-step breathing space in moments of stress, when you are troubled in thoughts or feelings. You can use it to step out of automatic pilot; to reconnect with the present moment and your own inner wisdom.

1. ACKNOWLEDGING
Bring yourself into the present moment by deliberately adopting a dignified posture by finding yourself a safe, quiet and comfortable place to sit or lie down. Then ask: 'what's going on with me at this moment? What thoughts, feelings and body sensations am I experiencing right now?

2. GATHERING
Gently bring your full attention to the breathing. Experience fully each in-breath and each out-breath as they follow one after the other. It may help to note at the back of your mind 'breathing in...breathing out', or to count the breaths. Let the breath function as an anchor to bring you into the present and to help you tune into a state of awareness and stillness.

3. EXPANDING
Expand your awareness around the breathing to the whole body, and the space it takes up, as if your whole body is breathing. Especially take the breath to any discomfort, tension or resistance you experience, 'breathing in' to the sensations. While breathing out, allow a sense of softening of tensions in the muscles of your body and opening up and letting go of negativity, tension and disabling thought processes. You can also say to yourself 'it's ok to feel whatever i'm feeling' Include a sense of the space around you too. Hold everything in awareness. As best you can, bring this expanded awareness into the next moments of your day.



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Data Protection


Data Protection
Since last year when the data protection law changed, I became a member of the ICO, (information commissioner's office). Below is some details of what information that I collect and what I intend to do with it.

Information that I keep and why I need to collect it.

The basics of the information that I keep from you, to which is done at the first counselling session:
  1. name
  2. address
  3. phone number
  4. Doctors name and address 
  5. email address  
From these details I am able to get in contact with you, should the need arise.

Length of time that I keep your details

Data protection policy is that I keep your contact details of phone number etc on the privacy form for as long as you are
in counselling with me. After that I will delete your number and your privacy statement that you sign.

You do have a right to view any details that I take from you.

Email Counselling


Email Counselling
EMAIL COUNSELLING

Why choose Email Counselling?

  • Available from the comfort of your own home. 
  • Enables you to decide where and when you write to your counsellor and how frequently.
  • Provides you with the time to consider your situation and put your feelings and thoughts into written words.
  • Enables the counsellor to carefully consider your issue/s.
  • Provides a personalised response.
  • Provides you with a written record of the response, that you can re-read, reflect and then carefully consider before you respond.


How does Email Counselling Work?

You send your email (up to 1000 words) to the secure email counselling address

Each 1000 word email along with my response constitutes one counselling session. I will respond to emails within two working days.

It would be helpful if your first email included the following details:

  • some background information about yourself including your gender, age, marital status and any relevant health issues.
  • why you are seeking counselling, if you have received counselling previously and what the issues are that you want to address now.   


PAYMENT

All payments are made via a secure bank transfer. And are payable in advance.

To Receive Email Counselling

1. Select the number of Email Counselling sessions you would like:
  • 1 Email Counselling session  -  £20
  • 2 Email Counselling sessions - £35
  • 3 Email Counselling Sessions - £55
  • 4 Email Counselling Sessions - £70
  • 5 Email Counselling Sessions - £90
  • 6 Email Counselling Sessions - £110
2. Pay for your email counselling by bank transfer. Please contact for details.
3. Send your Email to thecounsellingmind2@gmail.com
4. I will respond to your email within two working days