Jo Harding

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

About me

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, and registered member of the BACP and UKCP. I work with adults on both a long or short-term basis. Clients have come to see me for help with a variety of issues including:
-Anxiety
-Bereavement
-Depression
-Fertility issues
-Panic attacks
-Relationship issues
-Shame and low self-esteem

These are but some of the issues I work with, and I invite you to bring whatever is concerning you.

My intention is to provide a therapy space in which you feel safe and supported. I feel a trusting relationship between client and therapist is vital. I also believe that therapy can provide a place for you to explore your concerns at your pace, in confidence, and be listened to fully, which often doesn’t happen in our daily lives. By listened to fully, I mean without judgement or disruption. Together, we can gain understanding to help you. Therapy is a two-way process, and I work in a collaborative and enabling way. My role isn’t to tell you what to do; I may gently challenge you, or offer insights or observations, but without being authoritative.

As an integrative therapist, I work in the way that is most suitable to you. I will draw on a number of established counselling and therapeutic approaches depending on your needs, including psychodynamic, humanistic and relational methods. I don’t have a fixed or predetermined way of working therefore, as everyone is different and what helps one person may not suit you. We may explore behaviours, beliefs, feelings or habits that are concerning you, which may involve looking at past or present relationships or how past relationships affect you now. I work holistically, which may include exploring thoughts, emotions and bodily feelings, as our physical sensations can help us understand what is going on for us. I also may suggest creative tools. How we work will be agreed between us.

About me:

As well as how we relate to and experience others, I am curious about how we experience ourselves, and why it is that we may feel so critical or even ashamed of ourselves.

I am originally from the US. I moved to London over 20 years ago. Before training to become a counsellor, I have been employed in large and small companies, and in voluntary organisations, which gives me an understanding of workplace issues.


Training and qualification

MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2016
Diploma Integrative Counselling, 2014
Certificate Higher Education in Counselling, 2011

Contact details

Phone number: 07989 447 058
Email: joharding99@gmail.com
Website http://www.johardingtherapy.com
Working at: Old Street

Professional affiliation:

BACP Registered Member

Works with

Individuals

Days working at the practices:

Thursdays