Jo Salsbury Therapist and Counsellor London E8Jo Salsbury:

Therapist & Counsellor (MBACP)

My name is Jo Salsbury, I am an integrative therapist offering both short and long-term therapy to adults and young people. I currently provide face-to-face sessions at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston and Dalston, as well as offering sessions online if requested. 

People come to counselling for many reasons, perhaps for support in coping with a specific issue such as a relationship, a difficult decision to be made or to deal with a loss or trauma.

You may simply want a space to express your thoughts and feelings, and to know that you are heard, or you may want to explore more broadly who and where you are in life.

Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I offer a caring and confidential place where we can focus on your life and your story.

How I work
I have an open, conversational style and use a range of counselling techniques to suit each person’s preferences and individual situations.

I draw on traditions including humanistic, existential, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapy, and am also trained to blend elements of coaching into therapy where appropriate.

Using this range of approaches allows for both deep exploration and reflection, for example, identifying inner conflicts or patterns in your life, or making connections between your past and present, whilst also facilitating more active, sometimes change-oriented work.

Everyone is different and there are no fixed outcomes for therapy. Simply talking can provide much-needed relief and for some people, this is enough.

For others, our work together leads to a deeper self-understanding and an ability to live more fully within their particular circumstances, whilst others are actively looking to make changes and may develop particular goals to work towards.

Sometimes people don’t know exactly what they want from therapy, and in this case, we can explore this together. My approach is collaborative and your needs and best interests are always central to our work.

I have experience with working across a number of issues and concerns including anxiety and depression, loss, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, sexual issues, identity, work and career-related issues, parenting, trauma and abuse.

I work with clients from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, and I have provided therapy in various settings including educational institutions and the charity sector. I also have experience working with individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and ADHD.

Before becoming a counsellor I worked as a teacher in several London colleges and schools. This gave me an understanding of the issues and concerns facing young people and their families, and a recognition of the impact that working in pressured environments can have on health and well-being.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework.


My standard fee is £60 per 50-minute session. I also offer some lower-cost slots.


Email: [email protected]
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about how we might work together, or to arrange an informal chat.


***If you are interested in contacting Jo Salsbury or need information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Clients Jo Salsbury Works With

Client Issues Jo Deals With

Therapy Modalities Jo uses With Clients

Jo Salsbury – Working Hours

Monday 09:00 – 14:00 Thursday 08:00 – 14:00
Tuesday N/A Friday N/A
Wednesday N/A Sat-Sun N/A

Training and Qualifications

PG Diploma Integrative Counselling and Coaching

Previous Therapeutic Experience

Colleges, charity and voluntary sectors

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.


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