Jo Broome

Anchored Counselling

Jo Broome
Anchored Counselling

Counselling with Me​

​​​​​​ About You….
Are you struggling with anxiety, panic or feeling low?  Is there a specific issue that is really bothering you?  Or a difficult event or loss that feels overwhelming? Or would you just benefit from talking and processing with someone outside of your situation.  Sometimes we find ourselves tossed about by the storms of life and need a place to drop anchor and get our bearings.  Counselling with me offers you a confidential and compassionate environment to explore the challenges you face with a view to helping you find your own ways to navigate through them. 
About Me ….
My name is Jo and I am a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), with experience in counselling adults.  As well as working in private practice, I also work on a voluntary basis for a counselling agency in Cheltenham. I work within The Ethical Framework for Good Practice set by the BACP. 
My areas of experience include: anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties, depression, abuse, anger management, faith and spirituality, sexuality and low self-esteem. Often we compound our suffering by being our own harshest critic and learning to be a better friend to ourselves can help us build resilience and find peace.
About Counselling with me….
I seek to provide a warm and compassionate environment to build a relationship of trust so that you can feel able to discuss whatever is troubling you, no matter how painful or difficult. I use a mainly Person-centred counselling approach, which facilitates helping you to explore and better understand your own situation and your thoughts, feelings, responses  and desires.   A deeper self-awareness can then help you to discover your way forward. I also include elements of CBT  (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) if appropriate, which can help to identify and challenge negative patterns of thinking.
What next….
You can get in touch with me by email, text or phone call to arrange a first appointment. It is important that you feel that you trust me and work with me so this session gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. During this session we will talk about why you want to come to counselling, the difficulties you are experiencing and what you want from counselling. I will ask you to complete a brief assessment questionnaire (CORE), used widely in the NHS, to assist in this process.  At the end of the session we can agree more appointment times if you wish to continue in counselling with me.
Sessions would usually be for an hour on a weekly basis but can be fortnightly if you prefer.  You can have as few or as many sessions as you wish.
 I have some daytime and evening availability on weekdays.