Jo Taylor-Jones

Counselling & Psychotherapy

About Me

I trained in Humanistic Counselling at University of Brighton, gaining a PGDip in 2009 then going on to attain an MA in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Since then I have taught counselling theory and related topics for the Open University, counselled students at University of Winchester and held an annual Brief Therapy weekend for University of Brighton's PGDip, as well as popping in to do workshops at other training providers. As of 2018 I am a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling programme at University of Chichester.

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

I support LGBT+ and neurodiversity issues.
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Counselling Counselling
  • '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, although it is suggested by some professionals that 'psychotherapy' should be by a practitioner with a Masters level qualification.

  • 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 at a reduced rate of £30 and 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.

  • Sessions after that will be £50 but a limited number of reduced rate slots at £40 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!


  • 31b North Street, Emsworth, UK
  • Parking is available nearby and the train station is a very short walk. This practice does not have disabled access but I am looking for a second room which does.
  • 07946 039475
  • By appointment on Thursday and Friday. 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. Sessions are for 50 minutes.

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