Jo-Anne Rose is an online counsellor

What attracted you to become a therapist? 

I loved the idea that I could have a career making a difference in people’s lives by giving them the tools that they need to feel better and happier.

Where did you train? 

I trained with the Open University where I gained a Bsc Hons in psychology, I then attended a couple more colleges to gain my CBT diploma and counselling qualifications.

Can you tell us about the type of therapy you practise? 

Though I don’t strictly stick to one type of counselling, I do mainly use the person-centred approach as I feel it allows clients to feel more relaxed and comfortable during sessions and it works well for a variety issues.

How does person-centred counselling help with symptoms of low self-esteem? 

Person-centred therapy can be very beneficial for things like anxiety and low self-esteem as it encourages personal growth, helps to ease bad thoughts and feelings, as well as giving clients a clearer understanding of themselves. This increased self-understanding will then allow them to explore the way they feel and think about their difficulties and therefore help them to find a solution.

What sort of people do you usually see?

I usually only work with adults. I work with difficulties such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADHD, Autism/ASD, emotional abuse, family issues, carers, miscarriage, and OCD, though I can cater for other difficulties too.

What do you like about being a therapist?

Seeing people come through the other side feeling happier and stronger.

How long you’ve been with and what you think of us? 

I only joined a couple of weeks ago and have found them supportive and welcoming. I also like the booking system which is quick and easy for therapists and clients to use.

What you do for your own mental health? 

I love to spend time with my family and friends and spending time surrounded by nature. I also live very close to the sea which I love going for walks along. I also find music and a good chat very therapeutic.

You are an online therapist. What can you share with us about seeing clients in this way?

I do all my sessions via Skype, FaceTime and phone which allows clients to have sessions in a place that is safe, comfortable and convenient for them.

What do you wish people knew about therapy? 

That it can have a very positive effect on the way we think, feel and deal with difficult thoughts, feelings and situations.

Contact Jo-Anne here

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