Jo Taylor-Jones

Humanistic Counselling, Psychotherapy
and Supervision

I trained in Humanistic Counselling at University of Brighton, gaining a PGDip in 2009, then went on to attain an MA in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. As of 2018 I am a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling and BSc Counselling Psychology programmes at University of Chichester and visiting lecturer for an annual Brief Therapy and Supervision weekend for University of Brighton's PGDip Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy. Prior to this I taught counselling theory and related topics for the Open University, counselled students at a University in Hampshire as well as popping in to do workshops at other training providers.

As a practitioner I particularly work with: issues of identity, not quite knowing what's 'wrong', addictions, young adults, abuse, bereavement and loss, relationships, self-esteem, depression, and work issues, though I'd like to hear whatever you want to bring. If I feel you'd be best helped by a specialist or group in a particular area I can help you find that too.

I hold current insurance and DBS certificate, as well as being BACP Registered.
To comply with the UK GDPR I am registered with the ICO as a data controller so that all your information is safe.

I fully support those who are in diverse, minority or oppressed identities.

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  • 'Counselling' is sometimes seen as shorter-term and something offered as support, and 'psychotherapy' is often viewed as longer-term and leading to personality change. There is no clear-cut distinction in reality, and there is a third term 'Psychotherapeutic Counselling' which is the title of my highest qualification. Ethical practice, fairness and ability to facilitate your journey are in my view more important than title.  

  • Counselling is a confidential space for you to talk about or express things which are troubling you, and have someone listen without judgement. Having the right therapeutic relationship is important, so if we're not a good match, that's OK- there will be another counsellor who is a better fit.

  • I work from a Humanistic perspective, which means that I believe people have their own resources to develop, they have a unique perspective on the world which is to be respected, and that by offering a new way of being in a safe space I can help you make changes. My other training and knowledge means that we can discuss the types of things you find most helpful and weave in ideas from other approaches to help you get closer to where you would like to be.

  • Our first introductory or 'assessment' session together is where we look at how to best work together or find you other support. We will talk a bit about why you have come to counselling and what you are hoping for, but you only need to tell me what you feel safe to. I will show you my contract so you can see if you agree and we'll decide how to move forward. Clients coming directly from Harley Therapy will have completed an extensive assessment form before we meet and are charged full price for the initial session by Harley. If coming to me directly you are welcome to have a half-hour session for the first one if you wish, at £25. 

  • Sessions are £55 but reduced rate slots at £35-50 will sometimes be available for those who need it. You can pay on here by PayPal if more convenient but payment in person at the session is fine too!

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Welcome to my Supervision page.

I offer clinical supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists from a predominantly Person-centred and Humanistic perspective. I have additional experience and knowledge of other modalities but my primary aim is to offer you a safe space in which we can look at various elements of your experience of the client work. This could be ethics and difficulties but will also include your process and successes.

I hope to support you in your curious exploration of your client work and all it has to offer, as well as offering an alternative view on things. For me it is important that supervision feels both holding and growthful for you.

I teach on the BA Humanistic Counselling at University of Chichester but am happy to take ex-students as supervisees six months or more after their course ends.

My regular counselling fee for 50 minutes is £55, however for supervision we can do 1 1/2 hours per month for £80, whether you want to do that in one chunk or two 45 minute sessions of £40 each.
  • The Pavilion, Connolly Way, Chichester, UK
  • There is an on-site pay-and-display car park (you can also buy monthly tickets for £5 via the CCDT website), as well as several spaces round the corner. The car park and rooms are on the ground floor, and you can wait for your session in the beautiful cafe or grounds of Havenstoke Park nearby. The location is serviced by the Number 50 bus or is a 25 minute walk from Chichester Cross in the centre of the city. I can also see you online using Zoom or Skype if you would prefer.
  •  +44-7946 039475
  •  Thursdays for online, and Fridays in person, though some Friday afternoons online may also be possible. You can email, use this form or phone me to book or check availability. We can see each other weekly, fortnightly or just check in together when you need it. Counselling sessions are for 50 minutes.

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