Jo McDonald provides an empathic, warm and supportive space, where her clients feel safe to explore, express and process their most difficult thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement. Jo has an integrative approach which means she understands that each client is a unique individual, and she aims to draw on approaches to fit the needs of the client. By working collaboratively, she aims to support her clients through the process of examining thoughts and feelings from the past and the present, guiding the client towards new perspectives and a better understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. She believes the therapeutic space should be a safe and nurturing place which is free from judgement, where clients can process their most difficult feelings, and move forward with realistic and fulfilling ways to manage their challenges, in a more satisfying and fulfilling way.
With a background in media, Jo understands and relates to the pressures that individuals can find themselves under. She works with clients to build their esteem and understanding of themselves, guiding them towards greater self-awareness and increasing their ability to make decisions and the needed changes in their lives
Jo is working towards an advanced diploma in integrative counselling, and is a registered member of the BACP. Her integrative approach sees her drawing from a range of theories, allowing her to tailor the therapy, to address the individual issues and needs her clients bring. She works within The Awareness Centre’s low-cost counselling service in Clapham, offering sessions on an open-ended basis.