Dr Jade West, Clinical Psychologist
The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls
I am a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist, with a warm and patient approach. I listen deeply to what people bring to their therapy space. Many of the people that I have worked with have reported feeling comfortable with me, which has allowed them to open up about their most troubling thoughts and feelings. I provide a nurturing, non-judgmental space, where we can begin to build a trusting relationship.
In our work together, we would go at a pace that feels comfortable for you. We would work with whatever you bring - whether you want to work through past or current difficulties. Whether you want to make sense of your experiences, understand your relationships, find meaning in life, or explore ways of coping.
I use an Integrative approach, which means that I draw from a range of knowledge and skills taken from the models that I have training and/or experience in. These include Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Existential ideas. Drawing from these different models means that I can tailor my approach to your own individual needs.
I offer both short and long-term therapy, with regular reviews so we can make sure the therapy is suiting your needs.
I offer the first meeting at a reduced rate of £45. This initial meeting gives us the chance to talk about your needs and expectations. It would give you a sense of how I work, and whether we can work together.
If you would like to arrange an initial meeting or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. The quickest way to contact me is through email.
Alternatively you can call me. If I'm not able to answer at the time, I have a confidential voicemail service and I will respond as promptly as I can.
Please visit my website for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in psychological services since 2005, and continue to work within the NHS alongside private practice. In this time, I have worked with a wide range of individuals. Many of the themes that people bring to therapy include:
Feelings of anxiety and panic
Depression or difficulties experiencing happiness
Feelings of anger or problems controlling anger
Unsettling dreams or nightmares
Traumatic experiences, past or present
Feeling emotional cut-off or numb
Feelings of shame or guilt
Patterns of over-analysing or ruminating
Fear of people's judgments
Difficulties with trusting other's
Difficulties around identity / sense of self
Difficulties with being assertive
Unhelpful or destructive relationship patterns
Difficulties making or keeping relationships
Feelings of isolation
Loss, bereavement or grief
Existential themes, such as loss of meaning in life, or fears about death
Unhelpful patterns of coping
My Qualifications and Accreditations
Clinical and Abnormal Psychology (MSc)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
Basic Skills training in Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT)
I receive regular Clinical Supervision
I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and follow their ethical framework of good practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
The initial meeting is £45 and gives us the chance to talk about your needs and see whether I can help.
Further sessions are £55 and last for one hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Therapy sessions are weekly and I currently have availability on Fridays during the day
Types of client