Jo Durao, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Jo Durao

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Jo Durao, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Jo Durao

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My Approach

My approach to psychotherapy is a relational and integrative one. This means that I put the therapeutic relationship at the centre of the work and that I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches to think about my work with clients, using them creatively and flexibly to tailor the intervention to the clients’ specific wishes and needs. I pride myself in providing a warm and holding space where I support clients gain a better insight and understanding about themselves, as well as the issues and themes they bring to therapy.

About Me

Welcome to my profile!

My name is Jo and I’m an integrative psychotherapist passionate about supporting people with their mental health. That was what led me into psychology training over 20 years ago, where my journey as a therapist began. I have been working therapeutically with children, young people and adults since then, initially in different settings back in Portugal where I’m originally from, and then in the NHS over the past 5 years.

Throughout my career in mental health I have worked with people experiencing a variety of difficulties, many of them as a result of trauma. I have worked with people who have survived different kinds of abuse, frontline workers who work tirelessly to make everyone healthy, people who are neurodivergent living in a world often not understanding of their needs, people going through particularly challenging moments in their lives, amongst others.

I have fulfilled the dream of starting my own private practice, which I named Namastherapy. The name naturally came to me a couple of years ago, it’s a combination of the words namaste and therapy. Whereas namaste can have slightly different meanings, for me it represents my respect, appreciation and gratitude towards the person in front of me. Therapy is simply an abbreviation for psychotherapy.

If you have any questions or would like a free 15-minute consultation, please feel free to reach out. The aim is to give you an opportunity to check if we are a good fit. Choosing to work therapeutically is quite an important step to take, so it’s imperative that you feel you are doing it with the right therapist.

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy


NN4 5
United Kingdom (UK)

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£65 for 50 minutes


I do offer concessions to students, as well as people who are unemployed or on a low income.

UKCP College

  • Universities Training College (UTC)
Jo Durao

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