Jo Heaton Counselling

Private Counselling Service in Dunblane
Personal, Professional and Confidential

Jo Heaton
PG (Dip) Person-Centred Counselling
Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Tel: 07925 969 015

Why choose counselling?

People seek counselling for many different reasons.

Whether you are on a journey of personal exploration, want to explore why you're feeling the way you do or are struggling to cope with past or current events, counselling may be useful for you.

As your counsellor I will provide a confidential space in which you feel safe to explore yourself and whatever is troubling you. To support you in exploring and drawing upon your own resources, to gain greater awareness and understanding of yourself and your behaviours so that you can make the changes and choices you wish to make.

It's about finding out what is going on for you and what is the right thing for you. I will support you through this journey rather than give you advice or tell you what is best for you.

Sessions normally last an hour, meeting weekly initially and then at a frequency agreed between us. Some people find a short number of sessions (typically between 6 and 12) meets their needs, others prefer longer term contact. We would discuss this at our initial session and review at intervals to ensure our work together is working for you.

I work with adults and young people from the age of 16 years. Please note I do not offer couples counselling.

Enquiries and making an appointment

I offer one-to-one Person-centred counselling. Sessions can be in-person, via video-call or over the phone, or a combination. I can offer in-person sessions in my counselling room in Dunblane with your agreement to Covid measures. My private counselling room is a 5min walk from Dunblane train station, or a couple of minutes walk from the nearest bus stop. On-site parking is available.

Please note, my counselling room is on the first floor, accessed via stairs only, there is no lift.

I am able to offer appointments during the daytime and on some evenings.

You can get in touch via email, phone or text to make an enquiry. I will always try to get back to you within 24 hours.

I offer an initial half hour meeting (with no charge) over video-call or in-person to give you the opportunity to see if you feel comfortable with me, to talk over whether you feel what I offer could be helpful to you, and so that we can discuss any questions you might have.

Fees and cancellation

My hourly counselling fee is £40, payable on the day of your appointment.

My preferred payment method is electronic transfer, I also accept payment by card or, if necessary, by cash.

I would ask that you give me as much notice as possible by text, phone or email if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Unfortunately, if you are not able to give 24 hours' notice you will have to pay for the session.

Taking the first steps

I recognise how daunting making the decision to begin counselling and taking the first steps to make contact may be. Here are a few questions you may have with answers that I hope may help you.

How will I know how many sessions I will need?
This is a difficult question to give a specific answer to because it depends on so many factors. It's something we would discuss at your first session and would review as we went along, making sure we work at your pace, taking into consideration your budget. I am able to offer short or long-term counselling.

Will I need to attend weekly?
Meeting weekly at least initially is important for establishing a working therapeutic relationship. Then, it is not uncommon to reduce the frequency of sessions as your needs change. We would review the frequency we meet as we go along until you feel ready to end, with the option to return for 'touching base/ checking-in' sessions in the future.

How can I be confident that you are qualified?
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). You can check my membership on the professional register.


I welcome supervision enquiries from practitioners interested in supervision from a Person-centred approach.

I'm a Person-centred counsellor and supervisor. I was intuitively drawn to the Person-centred approach; it reflects my philosophy toward life and my personal conduct. I passionately believe in the potential for healing and change that can come from working relationally, from being truly listened to and being heard; as a practitioner that's what I strive to offer. I work collaboratively with clients in their endeavour to make sense of themselves, their experiences and whatever it is that is troubling them and in moving towards the changes they want to make. As a supervisor I intend to offer an expansive place in which supervisees can freely explore all aspects of their work and whatever they may be experiencing that impacts on them providing safe practice; safe for the client and for the practitioner. I work collaboratively with supervisees to support them to provide an ethical practice whilst ensuring they keep in their awareness their need for self-care in managing their caseload.

I completed my counselling skills training and PG Diploma at Strathclyde University in 2016. I currently work in private practice with a wide range of individuals over the age of 16 years on an open-ended basis. I have experience of counselling on short-term basis with clients from EAP's, Third Sector organisations and within the NHS. I also counselled at the Strathclyde University Counselling Research Unit which offers a counselling service for students and the wider public. I have a particular interest in understanding the current emphasis on the medicalisation of human distress and the impact of this on an individual's understanding of what they experience.

I completed Person-centred supervision training with Persona in June 2021. I offer supervision to individuals as a part of my private practice. I have a particular interest in working with counsellors in training. I enjoy supporting trainees on their discovery of themselves as practitioners. I currently work with students on a Person-centred PG Diploma on a sessional basis, providing some training input, observing triad work and provide group supervision to support placements. I supervise trainees and counsellors with varied degrees of experience who counsel adults in different specialties.

I can offer face-to-face supervision in my counselling room in Dunblane (with agreement to Covid mitigations), or via video-call/phone (I tend to use Zoom), or a combination of in-person and online.

I like to offer an initial half-hour meeting (with no charge) to provide an opportunity for both parties to get a feel for whether we fit and if the kind of supervision I offer is what the supervisee is looking for. At the point of enquiry I like to provide a copy of my supervision agreement so that we can discuss it at our initial meeting. My fees are £40per hour. I offer sessions from Monday to Friday including Monday and Tuesday evening.

I welcome your enquiry.

How to get in touch…

I welcome enquiries by phone, text or email. I will always endeavour to respond to enquiries within 24 hours

Call 07925 969 015