Jess Clark MBACP
The Attic Therapy Centre
113 High Street
A little about me....
I feel that as a person I am approachable and easy to talk to, and believe some of my strongest values to be my loyalty, honesty and integrity. I approach my work in a careful and thoughtful way. I strive to do the best that I can within my work with clients, be that in session, researching resources between sessions, keeping up-to-date with my professional training or sign-posting clients to other services or professionals when necessary.
I have had, and continue to have, my own personal therapy, which I believe contributes to my own personal development, as well as providing me with the position of experiencing the client perspective of the counselling relationship and process.
I hope that through my counselling work I can provide my clients with the space and time to reflect on their current situation, and work with them to find resolutions that will help them move forward feeling more positive about their own resilience and abilities.
A little about counselling....
Sometimes the thought of going to see a counsellor can feel a little daunting, or even quite scary. Confronting issues and emotions that have the potential to be upsetting or painful isn't a pleasant idea. However, once the choice has been made to move forward from your current situation and the steps taken to go and see someone who's had specific training, to talk openly and honestly without the fear of being judged, it is often met with feelings of relief. I say this as someone who has taken that step and sat in the client's chair on numerous occasions.
Although periods of therapy, particularly the initial few sessions, may involve feelings of confusion, hurt or fear, the counselling relationship and process can also often be enjoyable, especially when positive changes are made and progress is felt or observed.
Ultimately the decision to move forward, and the work done in the counselling relationship, is well worth doing and means that future obstacles can be met with a more resilient attitude and a confidence in the ability to meet such a challenge head on.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm an integratively trained counsellor, which means that my training included a few different therapeutic theories and models. My preferred model of working is Person-Centered, however I include elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic and Existential Therapies and Transactional Analysis, where I feel they're appropriate and useful for work with a client. I'm also an advocate of Mindfulness as I believe it can be extremely useful when working with a number of issues. I'm a member of the BACP and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions in all aspects of my work.
Introduction to Counselling Concepts
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills
Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling
TA 101 Understanding Self And Others: An Introduction to Transactional Analysis, at The Berne Institute
Introduction to Filial Play Therapy with Dr Virginia Ryan
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
Our initial meeting will be a 30 minute session to discuss what issues would be brought to counselling and to ascertain whether we could work together. I don't charge a fee for this initial session.
Further sessions typically last for 50 minutes, and I have appointments available at the following times:
- Daytime appointments: Thursdays and Saturdays
- Evening appointments: By request
- Individual session (adult 25 yrs +) £30
- Individual session (young adult 18-25 yrs) £25
- Skype session £25
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible appointments available throughout the week
Types of client