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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 within a supportive and at times challenging therapy space.
I have been working within the voluntary sector for 19 years, to which included, Mental health, vulnerable and struggling families, GP Surgeries, domestic abuse and school projects such as teens and toddlers, social care fostering, social care family co-ordinating with young children's departments

I have a vast wealth of knowledge and experience of working with mental health distress . I have been counselling within a private clinical practice for 8 years. So I understand how your emotions and thought processes can affect you and at how this can have an impact on your daily life. Through the counselling therapy process, I will listen to you, guide you, and be able to support you through any difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions.

My Experience of some past issues has been:-

Abuse: (Physical and emotional) Anger (Self torment) Attachment issues Anxiety (Foggy head, Panic, Paranoia)
Bereavement, loss, Bullying Childhood Alcoholic parenting Co-dependency (relationships,) Couple counselling
Critical self thinking, Depression Grief, Identity Neglect (adult children of neglect-full parents), Panic attacks,
Post natel depression, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder)
Relationship Issues , Self esteem/Self worth issues, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma

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.
Associate counsellor for TAC

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.

In addition to counselling I offer counselling supervision to qualified and/or trainee counsellors. Please see page below for details.

There are three seperate ways to get in contact with me, either clicking on the telephone handset icon at the top right hand corner of my website to which goes straight to my contact number, or by emailing me by using the contact form.

There is a gift in being human! The gift is YOU!  

Pg: Dip;Int;Couns..Dip.CBT..Dip..
OA.Dip.Couns.Child & YP
Integrative Senior Counsellor
MBACP Registered

Accredited NCS