Do you ever have days where you wake up feeling anxious? Perhaps you get a niggling feeling that 'something bad' is going to happen, but you're not quite sure what that 'something' is.
Anxious thoughts might take up much of your day and you may find it hard to concentrate. Small worries often become bigger as your mind comes up with worse-case scenarios.
Even at home, in your own environment, it might be hard to relax and enjoy being around others.
I'm Jo, and I work with adults with anxiety who want to live more fully in the present
I myself have experienced anxiety since my teenage years. I understand how anxiety can fill you with self-doubt, and keep you from living life in the present.
With the help of Counselling, I became better at managing my anxiety so that it didn't have such an impact on my life.
My experience and qualifications
I specialise in working with adults with anxiety, who feel stuck and unable to move forward with their lives.
I've previously worked as a Counsellor at a rape crisis service in North Staffordshire, with adult male and female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I went on to hold the post of Project Manager for a rape crisis service in Cheshire. I've also worked with clients at a bereavement charity and a national mental health charity which supports people with a range of issues such as depression, relationship difficulties, and employment concerns.
As well as my private practice, I'm a Psychologist working with offenders in an inpatient mental health service providing 1:1 and group interventions. I also supervise colleagues to deliver therapeutic sessions.
- Certificate in Supervision
- Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice
- Masters (MSc) in Psychology
- Masters (MSc) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling
I'm a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, abiding by their Ethical Framework. I'm also a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Register Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).