Jo Willmot
MBACP Adv Dip Counselling, BSc(Hons) Psychology

Friendly, supportive and patient


Are you feeling, lost alone or confused?

Do you feel you'd benefit from a professionals insight?

Are you repeating old patterns of thought/behaviours and you'd like a change?

Perhaps it’s time to reach out and see if counselling, with me, could help?

There are many reasons you may be seeking counselling, perhaps you face a tough decision to make, confidence is low or you have just had a relationship break up.

It is a unique relationship which can really benefit when feeling confused and hurt or when friends and family member do not feel like an option. Perhaps you are new to counselling, have had some counselling as a teen or a friend has benefited from therapy.

It is a real investment in your 'self' that can have far reaching benefits to all areas of your life.

Counselling although sometimes hard, can bring about change to the way you view yourself; your worth, the 'rules' you have been living by and therefore impact upon personal and working relationships for the better.

For more information about my services and what I can do for you, please browse through my website and do not hesitate reaching out with any questions, by email or phone.

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Person centred approach

'Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and though that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life.'

 Carl Rogers


Baby friendly counselling sessions

Becoming a new parent or carer can be a very unsettling time in life and childcare may not be an option. Lack of sleep, changes in relationships and identity are all common problems. I provide a safe space equip to feed baby, baby changing and toys in order for the client to offload and have some much needed 'me time'.

Digital Mind

Creative, client lead sessions

Creative tools and techniques can be very beneficial to some clients. Don't worry you don't have to be a budding artist, perhaps the sand tray or some worksheets may help to dislodge some feelings of 'stuckness'. We can spend a lot of time on analysis and less on being mindful and in the moment.


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Training, Qualifications and Experience

I am a qualified counsellor and member of the (MBACP) British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This means I am bound by a strict code of ethics and undertake monthly supervision. I work from central Exeter and from Alphington a small suburb close to the  A30.

I studied at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter, I was required to reflect on my own personal work, my counselling philosophy and my style before volunteering and completing my exam (Viva).

I love my work and I believe my clients can feel it. My passion if definitely well-being and helping the client to find a way back to the self that has perhaps (only temporarily) feels lost. 

I want my clients to feel, accepted, heard and know that their therapy journey is theirs and my role is that of the facilitator. I have experience working in the following :-

  • Abuse

  • Grief

  • Rape

  • Loss

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Phobias

  • OCD

  • Attachment

  • Work issues

  • Redundancy

  • Debt

  • Miscarriage

  • Infertility

  • Trauma

  • Self harm

  • Relationship issues

  • Low self esteem/ confidence

  • Bullying

  • Parenting challenges

  • Stress

  • Separation and divorce

  • Sexual problems

  • Bereavement

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill Exeter, 450 hours)

Certificate in Counselling ( Iron Mill Exeter, 90 hours)

BSc (Hons) Psychology 2:1 (University of Portsmouth)

Voluntary counselling ( 150 hours) 

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

Autism awareness 

Sand tray CPD

Bereavement counselling 

As well as my academic training I have sought experience with many different client groups including adults on the Autistic spectrum, the elderly and those with physical disability. My previous career includes working within mental health recovery centres, supported housing as a support worker and carer. I believe this diverse experience working alongside many different people has helped broaden my knowledge of the issues and challenges that individuals can face from a real person to person position other than just what can be learnt from study.

Leaf Beauty

“Our life is what our thoughts make it”

Marcus Aurelius



It is my hope that creating a safe, confidential and non judgemental safe space, we can begin to work through that which is troubling. 

I can work in a time limited capacity or until the client feels progress has been made.   


Schedule a Session

The Margaret Jackson Centre



Online sessions and telephone sessions welcomed. 

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