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Jo Miller Counselling Support

Integrative therapy with a person-centred core for adults, young people and children. 

Jo Miller Ba (Hons), PGCE, Dip. Psych, Dip. in Counselling Skills & Theory

About Me

My name is Jo and I am a fully qualified, insured and individual member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), based in North Leeds. I currently work in private practice with adults, children and young people. This means I follow the BACP ethical framework, and I receive regular monthly Supervision. These measures make sure I am working safely, ethically and providing the best service possible for my clients.

 

Alongside my private practice, my most recent role involves working for a North Yorkshire charity, offering specialist bereavement support and emotional wellbeing for children, young people and their families. Building and maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship is key in supporting Children and Young Peoples’ thinking, understanding and ability to explore their grief and focus on their wellbeing. In fact, adults too need to feel the warmth, security and support which a non-judgemental, safe space and positive therapeutic relationship offers. This is the backbone of the counselling service I offer.

 

I constantly look to build on my existing practise, knowledge and skill set by attending relevant training courses. Most recently I have attended courses on, 'The Internet, Suicide and Self Harm,' 'The Effects of Trauma,' and 'Mindfulness.'

 

 

Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a teacher and senior leader for over twenty years. Not only do I have extensive experience working with children and their families, but I also have first-hand experience of working in a high-pressured environment, how this impacts other areas of life and how challenging it can be to maintain a successful work life balance. In a world where we often feel like we are being pulled in all directions, taking care of others often becomes our priority and sometimes, we might just need some support to find ourselves and begin to place importance on what our own needs might be.

My Background

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What do I offer?

My aim is to build a warm and confidential safe space, offering one to one sessions where you feel comfortable and supported.

People begin counselling for many reasons, ranging from difficulty coping, issues with friends and family, dealing with past trauma, experiencing bereavement, searching for improved wellbeing...the list is endless. Therapy is your opportunity to talk without judgement, as we explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. It is a way to find help and gain valuable insights as we navigate life’s challenges. Through having the time, space and support, I hope to help you feel heard, as we work together to find ways to make changes, start the healing process and enhance your wellbeing; providing you with the self-confidence to move forward both during and after your counselling sessions.

How I Work...

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My Approach

My approach is integrative with a person-centred core. This means I recognise that you are the expert in your life. We will work together as I apply different therapeutic approaches to the therapy, depending on your needs. These approaches may include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Psychodynamic and mindfulness.

Session Information

I work with adults, young people (teens) and children from 6 years old, offering both short and long term counselling.

Sessions are 50 minutes and are usually held on a weekly basis but we can discuss your requirements during our initial conversation. Consultations are available via phone, video call or in person.

Issues

I work with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to:

Abuse  Anger  Anxiety  Bereavement & loss  Bullying  Childhood issues Depression  Disability  Low Self-Confidence  Relationship difficulties         Self-Harm

Stress          Suicide           Trauma

Work related difficulties and burn out.

Pricing

I offer an initial free phone consultation, which usually lasts around 20minutes. This gives us the opportunity to discuss what you are looking for, how therapy may help and what I can offer. You can then decide if you would like to begin counselling sessions.

 

Each session lasts for 50 minutes and is £50 per session, with concessions available for unemployed, low income and trainees/students. Please ask for further details. I also offer block bookings of 6 sessions for a discounted price of £270.00.

 

Payment is by bank transfer or cash and all payments must be paid in advance of the session time.

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FAQs

Are all counselling sessions in person?

I offer face to face counselling as well as online and telephone sessions.

 

How do I book an appointment?

Appointments can be arranged by phone, email or via the contact page.

 

What can I expect from the initial appointment?

The initial free phone call will last around twenty minutes. It is a chance for you to explain what has brought you to therapy, ask me any questions and for me to explain what therapy with me might look like. You can then decide if you would like to proceed with sessions.

 

What if I can’t make an appointment?

If you need to cancel a session, 24hours notice will be needed otherwise full payment will be required.

 

How much are sessions?

Each session is £50 with concessions available for unemployed/low income and trainees/students. Please ask for further details. I also offer block bookings of 6 sessions for a discounted price of £270.00.

 

How long does a session last?

Each session is 50 minutes.

 

How many sessions should I have?

This is your choice. We would usually work together and have a review around 6 sessions initially. We can then discuss your thoughts moving forwards. You are free to stop sessions at any point.

 

How could counselling help me?

The reasons people begin counselling is different for everyone. Therapy can be a chance to talk, reflect, make changes and grow within a safe and judgement free environment. It can help you to develop healthy coping strategies, make healthier lifestyle choices, enhance relationships and learn to set healthy boundaries. It is about enhancing your own self-worth and placing you at the centre. It isn’t always easy but together we can help you to leave therapy with a feeling of empowerment and be able to move forwards in your life in a positive direction.

Testimonials

"The most important part of my therapy was taking the time to explore myself completely unjudged, where I could cry and rant but also learn and get the help I so desperately needed."

Female, 20's

"Thank you so much. I've really enjoyed this counselling and feel like I've got so much more control. An amazing service."

Female, early 20's.

"The service was very thorough, consistent, and very helpful - I cannot thank Jo enough."

Mum of 8yr old boy

Contact Me

Whether you would like to enhance your wellbeing or focus on specific issues, I realise that making that initial contact can be the most difficult part.  

If you would like to get started on creating positive change or would just like to see what it’s all about, please call, email or complete the contact form and I will get back to you.

07923 124 232

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