Jacquie Gammon. Adv Dip Psychotherapist. MBACP
Do you feel stuck in a Rut, Depressed, and Confused or feel that you are Wandering Aimlessly through Your Life?
I believe that our life experiences shape who we are and sometimes those experiences can affect us adversely causing us distress, to feel unhappy, confused, or even at worst worthless.
I firmly believe that the relationship with your Therapist is a valuable one and of the most important choices you will make. I therefore offer an initial appointment free of charge so we can decide if we are able to work together.
I see the Therapist Client relationship as an open and honest relationship. As a therapist I will always do my upmost to treat you with respect, regardless of your race, religion, sexuality, disability, age, class or lifestyle. I will listen to you, accept you for who you are, and be honest with you. I am an honest, accepting, cheerful, tolerant and patient person with a good sense of humour.
I feel passionate about counselling. I have a real trust in the process we undertake and believe that sometimes we need help to understand and perhaps change our process and way of being in order to live a happy and fulfilled life.
I firmly believe it is easy to put a sticking plaster on our issues to visit a Dr and follow a medical route. However I feel if we are to benefit long term the route to take is to actually have the courage to face up to the underlying issues which are causing us to feel unhappy or unfulfilled to look in the mirror and work through our issues.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. My approach is humanistic and non-directive; therefore I view my clients as unique individuals. I believe we are all capable of finding our own answers and solutions to a happier satisfying life sometimes we need another person to support us while we search.
I view the counselling session as ‘your space’ and it is for you to choose what you want to focus on and how you would like to work. I will encourage you to set your own goals for counselling and work towards them, reviewing progress over time.
Since qualifying in 2001 with a European Diploma in Counselling I have worked with a varied and courageous client base covering a wide range of issues: Self-esteem, relationship, self-harm, sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse, rejection, attachment issues, Family issues, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBT and interpersonal skills and many more.
I carried on with my training and in 2006 I qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am also fully safeguarding trained and I update my training regularly.
I have 10+ years experience of working with young adults covering a wide and varied range of issues.
My past clients have taught me a lot about life and the issues they strive to overcome. Should you decide to work with me I would feel privileged to accompany you on this part of your life’s journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2006 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 5 Counselling and Psychotherapy
- 2001 European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 Counselling and Psychotherapy
- 2000 Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Level 2
- 1999 Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 1
- 1999 Certificate in Counselling Theory Level 1
As part of my commitment to my counselling, I continually develop my counselling knowledge and skills by attending workshops, training courses and reading. Some of the workshops I have attended are:
- Personalities 4 Day Workshop
- Grief and Loss.
- Working with Clients who Self-Harm.
- Domestic Violence Awareness
- Abuse Awareness
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Eating Disorder Awareness
I am also Level 3 Safeguarding trained and hold the safer recruitment certificate (LSCB). I regularly update both my safeguarding and safer recruitment training. I also hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.
I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
The initial consultation is Free
£35.00 per Therapeutic Hour.
£37.50 60 mins
I offer a sliding scale subject to need.
My counselling room is accessible and adjacent to free car parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Saturday 9am - 9pm
Types of client