Counsellor & Life Coach in Newton Abbot

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Counselling and Life Coaching in Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot and Online


How I can help you.....

Are you waking up each morning feeling low, unmotivated and hopeless about what the future may hold?

Do you feel that you have lost a connection to your true self, and what you want out of life, and do you have an overwhelming fear of missing out on making the most of life?

Does your constant worrying and overthinking cloud your mind with indecisiveness and negative thoughts and you struggle to think clearly and rationally in everyday decisions and tasks?

Is your mental overwhelm affecting your everyday life regarding relationships, emotional outbursts (anger/crying), panic attacks, a lack of energy and brain fog? 

Is your internal self talk i.e "I've got to just push through it" and "others have it harder than me" no longer working? Worse still you beat yourself up with a tirade of shoulds: I should be feeling better....I should be able to do....I should try harder, this only serves to add to the pressure as you compare your life with others who seem to be coping and living their best lives.

If the above speaks to you and you are willing and open to exploring change then I can help by providing a confidential, supportive, impartial and non-judgemental space to reflect on your thoughts and feelings around what is currently happening or has happened to you in your past. Together we will unravel your challenging thought patterns, that are holding you back and explore coping strategies that are specific to your needs. This will free you up to new possibilities so you feel more confident and content in adopting positive change in your life, helping you to lead a happier and more fulfilling life through healthier mental wellbeing.

Your counselling should be as unique as you are!

If you feel you need to talk to someone who's impartial, will not judge or criticise and give you the space to;

  • untangle your thoughts, feelings and your current coping strategies.
  • rediscover the real you, that may have taken refuge deep in your unconscious.
  • get back on track and start enjoying life again.

    I would like to extend a warm welcome. I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and Life Coach based in Kingsteignton, within easy reach of Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Torbay and Exeter. I support over 18's, and I am able to offer face to face counselling and life coaching, as well as online counselling. I am on the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society's (NCPS) register which has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and therefore follow the NCPS's ethical guidelines and standards of excellence within the mental health sector.

    "You have helped me to reconnect with my true self and as a result, my life is amazing. I can actually go as far to say, I’m living my best life and I know I have so much more to come. Thank you Jo." - client review


The issues I can help you with in therapy are;

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety
  • Depression and low self esteem
  • Relationship issues, family, partner and work related difficulties
  • Stress, over-thinking and self blame
  • Low self-confidence and negative life events
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Trauma and childhood abuse
  • Domestic Abuse - violent, emotional and controlling
  • Prolonged low mood linked to sleep deprivation, menopause and empty nest syndrome
  • Redundancy and other major life changes; divorce, moving house, new job
  • Issues concerning personal development and fulfilment
  • Isolation and loneliness

    "From start of therapy we noticed an improvement in our daughter's mental- and general well-being, how she coped with life problems and also with general daily life and job issues. We recommend Jo's services without any hesitation for anybody looking for a well-being "jump-start" and believe her support will turn into a lifelong asset” - client review

    "Jo is a warm, friendly and highly skilled counsellor. Jo was able to tease out the feelings and patterns of behaviour that are not working for me now, and she has helped me to identify new ways of thinking. I looked forward to each session even though it challenged me at times. When I first met Jo, I was deeply troubled by feelings of loss and grief, but I now have the tools needed to feel resilient, calm and empathic so that I can respond and communicate with confidence, and so that my voice will be heard and my feelings considered. I would highly recommend Jo to all." - client review


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Where I offer Counselling

I offer face to face counselling sessions from my private, calming and comfortable counselling room in Kingsteignton, Devon. This is conveniently located for Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Torbay (Torquay and Paignton) and Exeter. Home. Online certified badge

I also offer Online & Telephone Counselling

If you do not live close by or have limited time for your therapy then you might wish to consider online and/or telephone counselling via secure online platforms. Research has proven that online counselling is just as effective as face to face and I can confirm that clients respond very well to therapy in the familiar surroundings of their own home. They also enjoy the convenience of not having to factor in travelling times making it easier to set aside quality time for themselves. Online counselling may be more immediate because I have more flexibility around scheduling online counselling sessions. Having this option also enables us to continue with your counselling should you need to self-isolate.

I am keen to ensure that clients have as good a counselling experience both online as they would in-person. Which is why I embarked on an Online & Telephone Counselling course which is mapped to BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) guidelines and accredited by the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO). This enabled me to adapt my existing skill sets so I can deliver a private, confidential, safe and effective Online counselling service to all clients.

If you are unsure whether in-person or online counselling will work for you, or if you would like to meet me first to see if I am the right counsellor for you, then please get in touch. I offer a Free Initial Session so we can talk about your needs and considerations. You can contact me via email or phone.

"Jo always listened, never judged and always showed empathy. She is naturally skilled and talented. I would recommend Jo to everyone" - D"


My COVID policy

Now that lockdown has lifted and we adapt towards living with COVID, I ask that all clients take personal responsibility for notifying me ahead of their appointment if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms, have tested positive or have any reason to believe that they could have caught COVID. We can then choose whether to postpone their appointment or move it to an online/telephone appointment.

To ensure the safety of all my clients I will be testing if I have flu-like symptoms and/or suspect COVID and reserve the right to move to an online/telephone appointment or cancel at short notice.


A few things to note.........

Confidentiality and Security

My clients privacy is extremely important to me which is why I have strict privacy and security policies and procedures in place. You can find out more via my GDPR policy which is avaialble on request. There are boundaries and limits to confidentiality and I am legally bound to make disclosure to the relevant authorities if a client reveals that they are at serious risk of causing or inflicting harm to others. In addition, if at any point during your counselling you need emergency support, I may ask for your consent to contact your GP or your emergency contact.

Please be aware that my training does not extend to medical training therefore I am unable to provide you with a medical diagnosis. That is for your GP to diagnose. I also don't offer advice or suggest specific behavioural changes. My role as your counsellor and/or life coach is to support you as you discover, explore and own the changes you wish to make.

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