Jo Beddow DHP, HPD, AfSFH, NCH, CNHC
Hi, I'm Jo, and I am the founder of The Good Therapy Works, a successful private therapy practice specialising in Hypnotherapy. I am professionally qualified in a range of therapies including counselling, reflexology and massage. I am fully insured and where possible accredited, I always adhere to strict ethical frameworks. I have undertaken many many hours of client work, this experience enables me to can offer the best possible services and standards of care to my clients.
I am passionate about helping others make a positive change in their lives and am a vocal advocate for way in which solution focused hypnotherapy can help clients with the often debilitating effects of anxiety, stress and depression together with anxiety based conditions such as fears, phobias and compulsions. As a fully qualified and experienced clinical hypnotherapist and BACP registered integrative counsellor I provide support and help you to manage and reduce the sometimes effects of anxiety, stress and help you get your life back on track.
Your sessions take place in a confidential, peaceful and comfortable space, in therapy rooms that looks out over the beautiful Somerset Levels. My therapy practice is a calming space for clients and therapist to work together. I aim for my clients to leave every hypnotherapy session feeling calm, relaxed, confident and competent and equipped for the positive change in their lives.
I offer different complementary therapies and treatments to support and help a wide range of anxiety based conditions. I also offer bodywork treatments including aromatherapy, massage and reflexology these can be sometimes be combined with some talking therapies for deeper longer relaxation treatment session.
After many years working for large organisations I came to realise that 'people', the very precious resource that makes our whole society tick, were being overwhelmed with life. Today there is a level of resilience that we need to get through the many different and often emotional, life events we have to face. It's frequently quoted that 1 out of 3 of us will suffer some form of mental illness in our lifetime, however I was totally shocked when I found that I too was one of these people. After returning to work following the birth of my first child I found myself paralysed by the debilitating symptoms of anxiety, unable to face returning to work - I was frightened, 'so it could happen to me too' I mused!
Our growing culture of target driven performance, striving for success and the ordinary and not so ordinary life changing events can sometimes blow our worlds apart - the loss of a loved one, the breakdown of a relationship, illness - physical and mental, can take an enormous toll on our wellbeing. Through my own experiences of anxiety I recognised and saw in others that it was all too easy to get hooked into downward spiral of stress leading to anxiety and sometimes depressive thoughts so I wanted to become part of the solution, to help people get back on track.
- Generalised anxiety (inc. panic attacks)
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders)
- Sleep disorders
- Exam and interview nerves
- Loss and bereavement
"Jo’s passionate approach and dedication has allowed me to finally discover the real me. I am entering a really exciting chapter in my life but only because I have been given the foundations to do so. I would definitely recommend Jo to anyone who wants to overcome inner challenges."
Please call me in confidence to find out more, and book your free initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Business Coach and Counsellor and a winner of hypnotherapist of the year https://www.ghp-news.com/2018-the-good-therapy-works, I have a broad range of skills and experience and many client hours accrued during my years as a therapist.
As an member of a number of represenative bodies, my work is carried out to strict ethical standards. I receive regular supervision, continually update my technical and professional knowledge and work to a strict professional ethical code of conduct.
- Registered with the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
- Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
- Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Fully insured and hold an updated DBS certificate to work with Adults and Children.
I was a senior civil servant for many years coaching and mentoring, supporting personal development of staff was a passion, helping others develop and tune their professional careers before I left to set up The Good Therapy Works.
I work with a range of clients including children and young people and have a specialist Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People. I offer creative therapeutic work with children and young people.
My specific qualifications include:
- HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
- DHP - Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Reflexologist VTCT Certificate of Excellence 2017
- Diploma in complementary therapies
I see clients from my private practice based in the beautiful Somerset Levels. I also volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, and provide counselling for students in a local school.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Infant Loss - As an accredited counsellor with the Foundation of Infant Loss, I offer an integrative counselling approach where hypnosis is can be combined with some or all therapy sessions.
Hypnotherapy for birthing - Using hypnotherapy for relaxation and positive focus during childbirth can support a calm and relaxing birth experience.
Holistic therapies - I offer Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. These therapies
are available for Fertility, Conception and Self Hypnosis for Childbirth (men and women)
Fertility & Conception - A specialist area of interest. We offer support and assistance through hypnotherapy and counselling sometimes combined with reflexology treatments.
Hypnotherapy may be used to help reduce the sometimes-intense levels of stress and anxiety often experienced by couples undergoing fertility and conception in particular the unhelpful effects of increased hormone production during conception and fertility treatment cycles such as IVF or ICSI. It can also be used as part of a programme to support conception and pregnancy while undergoing often intensely stressful fertility cycles to achieve more effective fertility treatments.Equally coming to terms with bad news perhaps following fertility investigations, treatments or early pregnancy loss or miscarriage can be extremely stressful. Counselling, Hypnotherapy or a combined therapy treatment can be provide support to clients.
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- Free brief telephone consultation - (15 mins)
- Full face to face initial consultation (includes free CD / MP3 downloads - 60 mins) - £55
- Hypnotherapy Sessions - £55
- Non Smoking - double session £110
A limited number of reduced concessionary rates for low income and student clients are available.
How many sessions will it take?
The nature of the work is a very personalised and is tailored to the individual, every client is unique and will usually have issues specific to them and their situations. As a rough guide: specific phobias such as flying or fear of spiders will usually be completed within 4 sessions. Generalised Anxiety may see client sessions of between 8 - 12 sessions.
I also deliver talks, presentations and bespoke training sessions for charitable, public and private sector organisations. Please contact me to discuss price and availability. Talks for charitable organisation will usually be free of charge (depending on location reasonable expenses will be claimed, this will be confirmed prior to booking).
Testimonials (more available on my website)
'We all think we can cope, but often we need help. I went to see Jo when all else had failed and immediately felt reassured and at ease through Jo’s professional kind approach. Solution based hypnotherapy sessions have supported and enabled me to retrain my brain and associated thought patterns that were habit and very stressful'
'Jo’s passionate approach and dedication has allowed me to finally discover the real me. I am entering a really exciting chapter in my life but only because I have been given the foundations to do so. I would definitely recommend Jo to anyone who wants to overcome inner challenges.'
'Under Jo’s expertise and uplifting, easygoing manner, I have found that my self-esteem and confidence has increased immensely, and that I generally feel so much more positive about life and, importantly, myself. I am more able to put things into context and into perspective. With her focus on the future me, rather than the past me, I have proudly overcome some big obstacles'
- Also registered with Counselling Directory
Monday to Friday 9:30am to 6pm
A limited number of evening and weekend appointments available by special arrangement.