Jodie Mainstone Dip Couns, MBACP accred, FDAP accred, NCAC, BACP registered
I started my work as a counsellor in 2005 and I qualified in 2007. I am currently a senior consultant for a treatment centre in South Kensington in London where a facilitate group therapy and see clients for individual sessions and family sessions. I work in private practice in South Kensington SW7 on Wednesdays and Thursdays and at The Heath, Hampstead NW3 on Fridays. I am also able to work with clients from overseas via skype.
I have worked as a counsellor both in the UK and in South Africa at various well known treatment facilities and have over a decade of experience working with various client groups including addiction, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, low self-worth, trauma, learning disabilities and clients with family and relationship issues. However, I have extensive experience of working with eating disorders and addictions and I am considered an expert within this field.
I use an integrative approach which means I use various therapeutic modalities in order best meet the needs of my clients. I fit therapeutic approaches to clients and not clients to therapeutic approaches. This is because I believe everyone is unique. Some of the approaches I use are person centered therapy, CBT, DBT, systemic and psychodynamic.
My aim as a counsellor is to provide an opportunity and space to explore difficulties in a safe environment. My purpose is to help clients to see things more clearly and occasionally offer alternative viewpoints. I help clients to understand patterns of behaviours and how these behaviours are linked to their history. This gives my clients greater insight and self-awareness and therefore the ability to make changes. I also aim to equip my clients with new coping mechanisms and strategies
I became a counsellor after seeking help for some of my own difficulties in my late teens and early twenties. I believe that my personal experiences as well as professional experiences have shaped the way in which I work. I am very passionate about what I do and feel truly grateful to have been able to play a part in other people’s journeys.
If you are looking for a genuine, committed, caring and knowledgeable counsellor then please give me a call or email me. We can have an initial conversation about what you are hoping to achieve in counselling and you can ask any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Eleven years work experience
Diploma in Counselling
Cert in CBT
Level 1 & 2 DBT accreditation
FDAP (Accred), NCAC
BACP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist
NVQ3 health and Social care
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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£105 per individual session Face to face or Skype
£125 couples counselling
Bupa, Aviva,WPA, Vitality, Axa ppp recognised
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wed,Thurs and Fri
Types of client