Jo Webster | Accredited Counsellor | HARROGATE | NCPS

Jo Webster

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: JW00P26



Everyone is unique, and it is important that you the potential client feel able to connect with, and can trust the counsellor with whom you are looking to share your personal information and experiences with.

To help you decide if I am that counsellor, here is some information relating to my work in practice.

I have been a qualified accredited counsellor and psychotherapist since 2015. I have experience of working with adults, children and young people, and in 2022, I was accepted on to the Children and Young People's Therapist Accredited Register (CYPT) with the NCPS.
I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor for other counsellors who are in training or practice.

I am trained in an integrated approach to counselling and psychotherapy; which means I am able to use a number of different approaches and techniques when working therapeutically with a client. For example Person Centred, CBT, Solution Focussed, Transactional Analysis.

As a trained professional I work with individuals, couples and with groups either face -to- face by telephone or Online via Teams.

Some of the issues I have worked with are listed in the "what I can help with" section. However, if you need more reassurance on my competence for your particular reason for accessing therapy, please contact me to discuss.

One of my areas of expertise is Bereavement and Loss.
In the past 9 years I have worked in both Adult and Children's Hospices.
I am experienced in supporting those who have suffered the death of a baby, child or young person through either a life limiting condition, or through a sudden and/or traumatic incident, as well as adults who have lost a parent, partner, relative or friend.
Working in palliative care I have supported patients diagnosed with a terminal illness, as well as their family members in both the pre and post bereavement stage of grief.

I have also previously volunteered for a talking therapy service seeing clients with a number of presenting issues.

Before qualifying as a professional counsellor, I used counselling skills throughout the 15 years that I worked in both the Charity and Local Authority sectors, supporting children, young people and adults in my various roles.

My experience includes supporting Women and Children escaping Domestic Abuse, Young Carers and Parent Carers, Young People when I worked as a Youth Worker and as a Youth Mentor. I have also supported Looked after Children, Care Leavers and Young Offenders.

Having had both personal life experience; as well as all the years of professional work experience, I feel I am well equipped to work competently and to know my own limitations in relation to my work in practice.

I have completed numerous training courses and CPD modules to support the work that I do, as I believe in life you never stop learning.

My counselling approach, is tailored to the needs of the individual/s I am working with as I know from experience, one counselling style does not suit everyone.

I would describe myself as empathic, approachable, trustworthy, a good listener, and I genuinely care about my work and those that I work with.

I am based at home (about 6 miles from Harrogate) and have a counselling room in the garden that is both private, warm and welcoming. I am insured and have an enhanced DBS certificate and am registered with the ICO.

Please get in touch for further information, or to book an appointment or free initial telephone consultation.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Level 6 Certificate in Clinical Supervision to include Telephone and Online Counselling 2024

    Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2018

    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2015

    Advanced CBT Diploma Course (150 hrs CPD) Jan 2023 with the Centre of Excellence - Online Course Level 4

    Certificate in Telephone and Online Counselling 2020

    Diploma in Hypnotherapy 2012

    Dip/HE Youth and Community Development (JNC Recognised Youth Work Qualification) 2009

    TA 101 (Transactional Analysis), 2003

    NCFE- Certificate in Play work 2002

    NCFE- Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills Training 2001

    Ongoing Training
    Level 5 in Advanced Counselling Practice Chrysalis (Pluralistic Approach)

    Completed Short Courses/Training
    • Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals’ -Online Course Carolyn Spring 2022
    • Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation’ -Online Course Carolyn Spring 2022
    • Positive Psychology Introduction Course -Online Course Jan 2021
    • Child Sexual Abuse Hope for Healing -Online Course Carolyn Spring Feb 2020
    • Dealing with Distress-Working with Suicide and Self Harm- Online course Carolyn Spring March 2020
    • Mindfulness 1 day Introduction 6 hrs Online course -Nov 2020
    • Working with Bereaved Families (Facilitating groups) CBUK- I Day 2019
    • Working with Survivors of Sexualised Trauma 1 day Training – Survive Charity York July 2017
    • Assist Suicide Training 2 day - St Michaels Hospice Feb 2017
    • Sexual Violence Awareness July 2016
    • Introduction to CBT 3 day –St Michaels Hospice Mar 2015
    • Hate Crime Awareness St Michaels Hospice July 2015
    • Supporting people with long and enduring mental health problems St Michaels Hospice March 2015
    • An Introduction to Counselling Skills for Bereavement and Loss 6 Days training St Michaels Hospice 2013
    • Respect Training May 2013
    • Sexual Health 2013
    • Ricker Scale Training 2012
    • Drugs and Alcohol Hidden Harm 2009
    • Violence Free Relationships 2005
    • Professional Training the Trainer Certificate in 2004 with Tyro Training
    • Protective Behaviours Children (Feelings/Thoughts Behaviour)
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Prescribed Psychiatric Drug Dependence/Withdrawal
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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