My name is Jo and I am a warm, intuitive and experienced counsellor/psychotherapist, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, IFIO relationship therapist, Integral Coach and counselling trainer. I offer trauma-informed sessions for individuals, couples and groups in an incredibly tranquil location just on the outskirts of Lewes, East Sussex and online via Zoom.
I experience life as a beautiful, meaningful and epic journey of learning and growth, which inescapably includes periods of difficulty. I am deeply passionate about accompanying others on this path as a fellow traveller and when needed, as a guide. I see my main purpose as helping people become more whole, more fully alive and more present and empowered in their lives. I have a particular passion for supporting relationships (any of the many beautiful kinds), whether into greater closeness or through conflict.
As a conflict mediator and Integral Coach, I bring a multitude of tools and perspectives to help make sense of your difficulties and transform them into clarity and change. As a counselling lecturer and trainer, I am in the privileged position of supporting trainee counsellors in finding their unique offering in the world and as a result am continuously expanding mine. This means that my way of working remains dynamic, vibrant and creative.
Why you are here
Chances are you have arrived on my page because you are experiencing some form of suffering or dissatisfaction. You are not alone – suffering is an unavoidable part of human existence and dissatisfaction is the message that something needs to change. The death of a loved one, struggles in a relationship or the end of one, depression and anxiety or a general sense of stuckness and listless in life – that feeling that you could be living a better life if you only knew how. Grief, sadness, overwhelm, anger, relationship difficulties, anxiety, deep dissatisfaction- we will all face these at some point in our lives.
The unexpected truth is that in such times of distress we have the opportunity not only for healing but also for growth. This is where counselling and therapy can come in – first and foremost as a safe place to weather the storm, somewhere to pause, reflect, express yourself and be fully heard. This may be all you need to return to a sense of stability in your life. Often counselling can take a step further beyond the initial crisis that brought you here. You may begin to realise that you carry deeply ingrained beliefs and habits which cause you less noticeable but constant small sufferings in your life. You may find that you are held back by unexamined thoughts and feelings that life taught you to have but you no longer need. The most powerful belief is this: That you have the power to change your world. I am here to help you do that.