Jo BaileyIntegrative psychotherapist
My name is Jo. I am an experienced psychotherapist, offering a safe and reflective environment for my clients.
Psychotherapy can help with a number of problems, including depression, anxiety, adapting to life changes, bereavement, relationship difficulties, abuse and trauma. It can also be valuable with our professional and personal development. Sometimes, people come to therapy not knowing what has brought them. They just feel that they are unfulfilled, unhappy or like they can’t cope, for example. This is something I can support you with. Everyone is unique and I work with the person first, so don’t worry if your ‘problem’ isn’t mentioned here. We can talk through your experience and hopes when we meet.
People find therapy beneficial for a number of reasons, including healing past hurts, raising awareness, managing symptoms, changing relationship patterns and building hope for the future. My clients have a variety of outcomes they measure success by. We will discuss this during assessment and during your therapy. I often think of a successful therapy as one in which our relationships with ourselves is improved.
The outcomes are also dictated by the length of your therapy. I offer short, medium and long term work (6 sessions, 20 sessions and 2+ years for instance) and we will discuss your hopes and treatment plan when we meet.
Initially, I would ask you to come along to an initial assessment session. The aim of an assessment is for us to:
· Assess if we can work together
· Discuss what you would like to gain from therapy
· Ensure that therapy in this setting will be appropriate for you
· Agree goals
Each session costs £50 and lasts an hour. Please bring cash to the initial assessment sessions. If after these 2 sessions we decide not to proceed, I will not charge you for the second session, and help you consider your options for support elsewhere
Issues often worked with
I charge £50 for all sessions.
Training and qualifications
I received my MSC in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2013, having previously attained graduate Diploma level in Integrative Psychotherapy in 2011. I am a member of the United Kingdom Council of Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I have experience working in the voluntary sector as both a counsellor and support worker.
I have a specialist interest in trauma and working with medically unexplained symptoms. I am trained in EMDR.
I also offer Clinical Supervision, having obtained a Postgraduate Diploma from The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.