jo-cairns

Jo Cairns

Hello my name is Jo Cairns I am a Person-Centred counsellor and also supervisor working in creative methods. I have over 10 years experience working as a counsellor in the NHS and voluntary sector and also more recently in private practice.

I have particular interest and experience in areas of loss and rehabilitation, whether that be in a personal sense or health care setting involving clients with complex physical needs.

Loss of course affects all areas of life, not only in the sense of bereavement, but loss of belief in one’s self for example in issues perhaps surrounding low self esteem, anxiety or depression which can be a normal consequence of situations impacting on everyday life. Whether these are connected with work, personal relationships or health issues, life changing occurrences can cause disarray and a sense of unfamiliarity and a need to refocus. With this in mind I value working from a Person-Centred approach as I am fully aware of the intrinsic nature of our individuality and therefore trusting of our individual ability to reassess, in order to navigate and move forward. This belief alongside the hope to develop a quality rapport between counsellor and client in facilitating this growth is fundamental to my way of working.