Jackie Gess EMDR Accredited Practitioner, Reg MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor
The Penn Clinic
40 Crawford Rd
118 Victoria St
I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, offering counselling and also EMDR to adults, children and young people. I work in private practice and also in agency, company and school settings. I use an integrative approach and enable clients to determine the focus, pace and depth of their therapy.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a relatively new trauma therapy. It is an extremely effective treatment for people - children as well as adults who have had traumatic experiences. It is also helpful for a variety of emotional and behavioural problems in adults and children including phobias, panic attacks and addictions.
Traumatic memories seem to become locked into the brain in their raw form. When these memories are recalled they can be very upsetting. Sometimes they can be recalled out of the blue causing flashbacks, nightmares and outbursts. EMDR is an approach which seems to help unblock the brains processing so that traumatic memories can become ordinary memories.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor 1999
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling 1998
Certificate in the Management of Critical Incidents 1999
Certificate in Solution Focussed Brief Therapy 1999
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2003
Part 1, 2 and 3 EMDR 2011. Member of the EMDR Association.
EMDR child training 2012
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner 2014
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
£80 per session. Concessions available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening and early morning appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|