Jessica Rogers - MBACP (Reg); MNCS (Acc); AD. Prof. Dip.PC
Hi, I'm Jessica and I am a fully qualified, accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor.
I am committed to putting you first, working to professional standards, showing you respect, maintaining integrity. I work in a quiet, relaxing space and offer both long and short term counselling to young people and adults.
Sometimes life is challenging, presenting us with issues that cause anxiety and depression, preventing happiness, impeding wellbeing, relationships, success and lowering self-esteem. Seeking help at such times can be daunting, however, talking to someone in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment can help in the exploration of issues in order to resolve problems and reach personal goals. I am here to listen: drawing on a range of counselling theories, aiming to provide therapy that is suited to the needs, problems and personal preferences that you may have.
I have supported people experiencing a diverse range of emotional and psychological issues in their personal and working lives, including anxiety, depression, loss and relationship problems. My aim is to help you challenge and reflect both on current concerns and events in the past that may be preventing you from moving forward.
I am a member of the National Counselling Society and can be found on the society's Accredited Register: I am also a registered member of the BACP and abide by its ethical code of practice.
So, if you are experiencing problems in your present or are struggling to cope with those from your past, then talking to a trained counsellor can help you make sense of your situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained extensive experience whilst training with a counselling service in South Wales: my work in the community involved helping individuals who struggled with a diverse range of issues including bereavement/loss, alienation, anxiety, stress, OCD, self-harm, PTSD, family conflict/problems, abuse and post-natal depression amongst other areas.
I have previously undertaken Child Protection Training, and am committed to regular supervision and on-going training courses to ensure I continuously up date my knowledge and skills, for example courses/events I have undertaken and gained CPD certificates in, include, Self Harm; Addiction; Art Therapy; Relations Depth and Emotional Connection; European Symposium on Addictive Disorders and an Integrative Approach for Working with OCD; CPD on Relationship Counselling; Conference for Children and Young People; Attachment - Therapeutic Implications; Private Practice Conference on: ' Identity Can You Tell Me Who I Am?'. I also continue to keep up to date through articles and research on related issues.
My qualifications are as follows:
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad. Prof. Dip. PC)
Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills (MASC Ad C.S)
Basic Counselling Skills (Certificate of Merit)
BA (Hons) in English Studies
I trained with the Samaritans and was a voluntary listener for over three years.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have additional knowledge of the physical and cognitive impact of Strokes on suffers and how such an experience changes the life of carers. A previous placement within a Welsh community counselling service, led to helping those suffering from PTSD and dealing with traumatic experiences, whilst past work with the Samaritans provided me with knowledge of a wide range of issues impacting on the lives of individuals on a day to day basis
Sessions are £40 per individual session (50 minutes per session); £50 for couples (60 minutes per session); £60 for a family group (60 minutes per session). Clients should allow an extra 10 minutes per session for arrangement of the next appointment and for processing payment.
I offer a free 30 minute consultation, during which we will talk about the issues that have brought you to counselling, your goals and preferred counselling approach. This will help you to find out how your feel about counselling and our working together.
Concessions for those on low incomes and students seeking personal therapy are available (places are limited, please ask for details).
Day time and evening sessions are available (Occasional weekend sessions are subject to availability).
I am an integrative counsellor: I take elements of therapeutic approaches that best suit the individual and the individual's need and preferred way of working. I work in a predominantly person-centred way (that is, I believe that every individual has the potential to implement changes in their own life and can achieve their goals.) This approach is non-directive: that is, I do not tell you what to do, but together we talk through your problems and options.
At times a Psychodynamic approach may be called for (that is, looking back at past events in order to assess their impact on your present behaviours, thinking and feelings); whilst at other times it may be that you require some coping strategies to manage behaviours, thoughts and emotions (CBT). Calling on aspects of these approaches is part of my integrative approach.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available day times and evenings Monday - Friday (Occasional weekend appointments are available, subject to availability)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|