Confidential Counselling Support

It's ok not to be ok. Talk through your concerns in confidence.

You don't have to suffer alone.

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." Maya Angelou

Whether this is the first time you have contemplated counselling or you’re revisiting, it’s important to share. Often the most courageous step is to seek support.

To get this far you are possibly going through a difficult time or you might have certain things in your life that are troubling you?

In life, we face many difficult challenges and painful situations which we can find hard to talk about with family or friends.

  • Have you had a specific experience that is making it difficult to cope or affecting present-day behaviours and feelings?
  • Having relationship difficulties, either in the past or right now?
  • Do you feel down with low self-esteem? Constantly worried and stressed? Suffering loss or grief?
  • Do you find yourself repeating unhelpful patterns and behaviours that are holding you back?
  • Maybe you can’t put your finger on it, however things just don’t feel right or life isn’t as you want it to be?
  • Is it simply time for things to change?

Is counselling right for you?

Deciding to reach out and seek counselling can be a difficult decision - but if you choose to, it is a really valuable space which might not exist in your everyday life.

Counselling provides a confidential space which is just about you and where you can feel safe to explore difficult feelings. You will be listened to, heard and valued – often, many clients say, for the first time.

Our relationship

I believe the relationship between you as the client and me as the counsellor is at the heart of all therapy work.

Our relationship is built on trust, which is earned by myself from you, and it ultimately facilitates your healing process. For this reason, it's important that you find a counsellor who is right for you.

Counselling with Joanne

I am a registered BACP-qualified counsellor based in South Manchester (with counselling rooms in Didsbury & Chorlton). I offer face to face sessions to support and nurture you through challenging times and help you to make positive changes to your life.

I offer my clients a safe and confidential space to explore difficult feelings and emotions. You will be listened to and valued on your own personal journey of self-discovery, where you will experience healing and transformational change, enabling you to live a more fulfilled and authentic life.

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Free 20-minute call

It is important that you find a counsellor who you feel comfortable working with.

That’s why I offer an initial free of charge 20-minute telephone call so you can ask any questions you may have. I can also tell you a little more about how I work and you can get a better idea if I am the right counsellor for you.

There is absolutely no obligation whatsoever as I understand it is a very personal decision.

To get in touch complete the enquiry form on this page or call me on 07780 932886.



Jo Oliver, Counsellor


Arrange a FREE 20-minute Call

Complete the enquiry form on this page or call on 07780 932886 for a free initial 20-minute chat to find out if we are a good match for your counselling needs and to answer your questions.

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Please call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E if you can.

If you need to talk right now, there are people you can talk to at any time.

Please reach out and call Samaritans on 116 123 or text SHOUT to 85258.