Jodie Blackwell - BSc (Hons) MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.
I am a qualified Counsellor with a First Class Honours in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have a lot of experience working with clients of all ages with high levels of need in challenging life situations.
Many people consider counselling because they are struggling/overwhelmed by some part of their life experience, you may be feeling anxious and/or depressed and sometimes don't even know why.
This is where I can help together in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment we can explore whatever is going on for you.
I understand it can be very daunting contacting a stranger and taking the first step in your counselling journey, therefore, I will do my upmost to make you feel at ease.
I am trained in the person centred approach which is client centred. This type of therapy is non directive. I offer support, help my clients find the answer to or acceptance of their individual experience. I work to understand my clients experience from their point of view, positively valuing them while aiming to be open and genuine, this is vital in order to help them feel accepted and better understand their own feelings - essentially helping them reconnect with their inner values and sense of self worth. This reconnection with inner resources can enable a greater clarity, leading to a happier way of being and a feeling of empowerment to move forward making the most of life.
Person centred therapy is widely used in the U.K, is very effective, and is recognised by the NHS, with clients experiencing positive change and growth long after therapy. However if after your free introductory session you do not feel that this type of therapy is for you, it's no problem, I am happy to refer you to an appropriate colleague.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) with First Class Honours in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
- Safeguarding Adults Certificate
- Safeguarding Children Certificate
- Working with Metaphor Certificate
- Delivering Place2Talk Certificate
- Working with Difference and Diversity Certificate
- Hidden Harm (parental substance abuse) Certificate
- Working with sex addiction Certificate
I am currently employed as a school Counsellor, as well as working in the voluntary sector and private practice. In the past I have worked within the NHS.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, which means I am bound to its ethical framework. I am also continually working on my personal development by attending regular workshops to ensure I offer a professional, safe and up to date service. Furthermore I am fully insured, have a enhanced dbs certificate, and receive regular clinical supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
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- The office I work from is in a lovely and quiet location just a few minutes walk from Cheadle Hulme train station.
- Free 30 minutes initial consultation, subsequent sessions are £30 for 50 minutes.
- I offer a discounted rate of £20 to people on a low income/ students and seniors.
- Free 2 hour onsite parking available.
I would love to hear from you whatever your needs may be.
Please feel free to contact me for a chat with no obligation to book a session, whatever you decide I wish you well.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I try to be flexible with my practice please contact me on 07944579717 to check my availability, the last session time I offer is 7.30pm.
Types of client