I am Jo Ounstead and welcome to my online counselling service.
Firstly, let me give you a brief introduction to who I am. I have several years experience as a qualified, professional counsellor and I work online in private practice with individual adults and couples.
My working experience includes several years of providing face-to-face (f2f) counselling services to a number of leading national and local charities as well as working within an NHS setting. I have been in private practice since 2011 and now, based in Portugal, I work predominantly online with clients from a wide number of UK locations.
I am fully trained in Person Centred Counselling and in Psychosexual Therapy, and I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists). Information relating to both of these organisations can be found at www.bacp.co.uk and www.cosrt.org.uk.
You may have found yourself here for many reasons - most of us experience some time in our lives which is difficult. It is at times like this, when your normal ability to cope deserts you, that counselling can offer the support that you need. I am committed to providing therapeutic counselling in a safe and supporting, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which you will be given time and space to understand and gain insight into your situation. My approach to counselling is concerned with facilitating personal growth and empowerment, which comes from a deep rooted belief that each of us has an innate tendency to grow to our full potential and the ability to determine how we live our lives. Against this philosophy, I do not believe that I am in a position to offer advice.
Whether you are seeking counselling as an individual or as a couple, I invite you to take a look around my website and to contact me with any questions or if you would like to arrange a free introductory online session.
The mediums of online counselling that I offer are video calling (eg. Zoom, VSee), or email exchange. I currently do not offer counselling by text or instant messaging. To find out more about my online counselling practice please click here.