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Specialisms

  • Anxiety / stress

    Anxiety / Stress management, Anxiety / Social phobia, Anxiety / Social anxiety disorder, Anxiety / Separation, Anxiety / Performance, Anxiety / Panic attacks, Anxiety / Health, Anxiety / Generalised, Anxiety / Death, and Anxiety / Acute stress

  • Depression

    Pre and post-natal depression, Depression / Suicidal thoughts, Depression / Self harm, Depression / Seasonal affective, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Depression / Major, and Depression / Dysthymia

  • Trauma

    Trauma / Post traumatic stress disorder and Trauma / Adjustment disorder

  • Grief / loss

    Grief / Anticipatory mourning, Grief / Bereavement, Grief / Complicated grief, Grief / Loss of a pet, Grief / Loss of a parent, Grief / Loss of a spouse, Grief / Sudden loss, and Unemployment / redundancy

  • Anger

    Anger / Aggression, Anger / Passive aggressive behaviour, and Anger / Anger management

  • Personal

    Personal / Boundary setting, Personal / Childhood related, Personal / Confidence, Personal / Feeling lost, Personal / Goal setting, Personal / Guilt, Personal / Jealousy, Personal / Lack of focus, Personal / Life transition, Personal / Life coaching, Personal / Manipulative behaviour, Personal / Mid life crisis, Personal / Motivation, Personal / Nervous breakdown, Personal / Personal development, Personal / Self esteem, and Personal / Shyness

  • Work

    Work / Career progress, Work / Leadership, Work / Workplace bullying, Work / Workplace stress, and Work / Workplace performance

  • Abuse

    Abuse / Emotional, Abuse / Sexual, and Abuse / Physical

  • Family

    Family / Conflict, Family / Carer support, and Family / Blended families

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Joanne Aldred

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2 Years Experience

Jo is a humanistic therapist meaning her specialism is the human experience. She is passionate about how the therapeutic relationship can facilitate insight and believes in the human capacity for change. Therapy is a way of addressing emotional difficulties that may be hindering your way of life, personal development or...

2 Years Experience

Jo is a humanistic therapist meaning her specialism is the human experience. She is passionate about how the therapeutic relationship can facilitate insight and believes in the human capacity for change.

Therapy is a way of addressing emotional difficulties that may be hindering your way of life, personal development or sense of success. Counselling and Psychotherapy are more than ‘talking’ - it’s about connection and understanding, finding new ways to navigate life and being supported throughout the entire process. Therapy can help you gain clarity and insight in life.

Jo works creatively, informed by humanistic philosophy, Gestalt, Person-centred and TA theory. This means she believes every person has worth, the right to autonomy (to decide their own future) and that a person should feel safe and secure in order to explore their sense of self. If a person is provided with the right conditions for growth, they'll always move towards change. Jo finds the humanistic approach fits well with her own personal morals and values of integrity, honesty and empathy.

Jo describes herself as fascinated by the stories people tell themselves, and of themselves, and the affect of interpersonal relationships - People’s stories connect their past to their present, helping them to reflect on what they do and why they do it. Take that first step into your story and contact Jo for an initial session.

EXPERIENCE

In addition to private practice, Jo is an honorary psychotherapist within an NHS service offering counselling interventions to members of staff.

For her clinical practice development, she’s worked as a voluntary therapist at an inner city college in the Midlands (age 18+) and been a voluntary counsellor working with families and carers of substance users within the Brighton and Hove area. Her work with both placements often focussed on clients beginning to safely to express feelings. exploring their interpersonal relationships and vulnerability in the face of tragedy. Jo has an interest in anxiety, depression and trauma.

With all therapeutic work, Jo has an experienced supervisor to ensure she continues to excel with her professional standards and development.

QUALIFICATIONS

Accredited Registrant (MNCS Accred) by The National Counselling Society
BA (Hons) 1st Class - Humanistic Counselling Practice
Level 2 and Level 3 in Counselling skills and theory
TA101: Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Group Therapy

OTHER INFO:

Fully insured
Enhanced DBS check.


Accreditations

  • (NCS) National Counselling Society
    • Coaching
    • Existential / Phenomenological
    • Attachment / Relational
    • Transactional analysis
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Humanistic / Person Centred

Available via Video & at Kemptown House Practice, BN2 0GW

Kemptown House Practice, BN2 0GW is wheelchair accessible.

   
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"Felt instantly comfortable & an instant liking to Jo. After trying another practice previously that didnt go well it was a relief to feel like there is a good chance I can have faith in Jo to help me work through my issues. The environment felt safe & calm and I feel optimistic about our next meeting. "

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    "comfort"
       
    "Felt instantly comfortable & an instant liking to Jo. After trying another practice previously that didnt go well it was a relief to feel like there is a good chance I can have faith in Jo to help me work through my issues. The environment felt safe & calm and I feel optimistic about our next meeting. "
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