Kingsclere Counselling Service

Jo Turley BACP

Gestalt & Humanistic Counselling

Appointments Available: Tuesdays

Fees: £50 for a 50-minute session

I greatly enjoy working as a counsellor; working with whatever issue you choose to bring. I will do this non-judgementally and be alongside you throughout the process. I am happy to listen, talk, walk, play, work with art resources, or games, to enable you to express yourself and voice your needs. I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship with you is a great basis for exploring issues, building confidence and self-awareness. This, in turn, can help you to develop, enrich and maintain relationships, and feel able to live life more fully.

I work with Under 11, 11-18 and adult clients. I work flexibly and respond to individual need and uniqueness. I also have a wealth of experience working with clients who are on the autistic spectrum.

I offer both short-term and open-ended counselling and my areas of interest and experience include trauma (adult/childhood domestic or sexual violence and recovery), anxiety, depression, self-esteem & confidence, relational difficulties, attachment difficulties, loss, LGBT+ related issues.

Training & Experience:

I am a certified and fully insured Member of the BACP with a Diploma in Gestalt & Humanistic counselling (distinction), a BSc (hons) degree in Psychology and more than 20 years’ experience as an Infant teacher and Deputy Head Teacher. I have experience in counselling across all age groups (7yrs to older adults).


I offer a free initial phone call or Skype meeting with the parent or guardian prior to starting sessions with 7-16 year olds. I tend to prefer to work with children and young people on their own but can be initially flexible around this (where there may be separation difficulties).

With adult clients, I am happy to offer a half price introductory session so you can make an informed choice about whether you would like to work with me.