Jo Baker

Counselling

Therapy for women 

An experienced UPCA registered psychotherapeutic counsellor, I specialise in individual therapy for women.  

It is important that you are able to talk about whatever matters to you. Coming to therapy can be a big leap; talking to a stranger about private, sometimes very vulnerable matters can be incredibly daunting. I hope to provide a warm, accepting place for you to unpack and unpick whatever it is that you need to.

I have experience in working with a wide variety of experiences and issues, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and pre / post natal experiences. I have particular expertise in recovering from emotional, physical and sexual abuse, and also working with substance misuse - particularly in supporting a difficult recovery or sobriety journey. 

Please do get in touch if you would like to arrange a session. Whether we meet or not, I hope you find a resolution to whatever brings you searching.

All my very best

Jo

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Particular Interests

As well as the above, I do have a particular interest in the following. However, if you have something to talk about that is not on the list please do not let this put you off contacting me if you feel I could be someone you would be comfortable talking to. A number of studies - and my personal experience - suggest that finding the right person to support you is the biggest factor in making changes through therapy.

  •   Personal growth

  •   Existential concerns. The big questions of life; death, meaning / purpose, aloneness

  •   The pre and post natal experience & Mothering

  •   Gender and sexuality

  •   Relational patterns: the patterns that we bring to our adult lives that have their roots in our past

  •   Trauma, PTSD and post-traumatic growth

Contact, fees & availability

I work on Friday daytime, and Saturday mornings. Please do get in touch for my up to date appointment availability.

I charge £50 per hour per 50 minute session.

Concessions: I do have a couple of low cost appointments for those that cannot afford my full fee or who are on a low income. Please ask about this when we speak.

I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy.

m: 07379 886849

w: aspacetoreflect.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I work integratively, which means that I draw on various models and theories in my work. I was initially trained in three major approaches to therapy;

  •     psychodynamic - explores how our past influences our present

  •       person-centred - which focuses on the relationship between the therapist and client, specifically how the therapist is towards the client (accepting, warm, non-judgmental) and has a deep faith in the client's capacity for healing and change

  •       existentialism - explores how we relate to the big questions of life, or the fundamental limitations of our existence

In my work, I also draw on various other approaches such as attachment, systemic theory and bio-psycho-social theories of trauma, which means that I am able to tailor my approach depending on the individual needs of my client.

I have also undertaken Continuous Personal Development training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, eating disorders, codependency and complex attachment trauma, among others.

Finally, I am also a Brainspotting Practitioner: Brainspotting is a way of accessing and processing memories and feelings using eye positions, and can be very effective for processing trauma.