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 take a holistic approach to therapy and my work is underpinned by my Person-Centred training background. My Yoga training also influences my counselling practice.
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. However, I will help you explore the areas in your life which you choose to bring to counselling. I will support you in making your own decisions and help you in gaining a better understanding of yourself and your situation.
FdSc in Person Centred Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Health
Certificate in Working with Couples and Other Relationships
Certified Online Counsellor
Diploma in Online Therapeutic Supervision
BACP Accredited Member www.bacp.co.uk
COSRT Member www.cosrt.org.uk
ACTO Member www.acto-org.uk/
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.