Jodie Sturges Dip, Couns MBACP (Registered Integrative Counsellor)

Jodie Sturges Dip, Couns MBACP (Registered Integrative Counsellor)

Rainham
Gillingham
Kent
ME8

Gillingham
Kent
ME7

07450 646 068

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Rainham
Gillingham
Kent
ME8

Gillingham
Kent
ME7

07450 646 068

About me

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor which means I use different models of counselling, inter-twining them and tailoring them to fit your needs.  This gives us the opportunity to explore how life is for you, how you feel about it and how you react during certain situations, all with the aim of finding solutions that work for you.

My aim is to provide a confidential, non-judgemental and accepting environment where I can help you explore your issues no matter what they are. Unresolved issues can cause great unhappiness and therapy can help to unlock suppressed feelings and emotions.

In an ideal world, we would have someone to talk to within our family or support network, but sometimes we don't feel that we can because we don't want to hurt their feelings or face their reactions. Counselling fills this gap and is a way to express how you really think and feel in a respectful, warm, safe and non-judgemental environment, with someone who is not emotionally involved.

I have worked as a Counsellor in a General Practice and in supported accommodation for young people. I have experience with working with secondary school age chidren. I can use art therapy which can help young people to express themselves fully.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor/therapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I can also be found on the BACP Register which was set up by the Department of Health in 2013.

I have been trained to post-graduate level in Integrative Counselling, which is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

I attend regular CPD training days keeping my skills and knowledge up-to-date so that I can help you in the best way I can.

Attachment from the inside, Sir Richard Bowlby

The Psychology and Neuroscience of Children & Teenagers, Dr Margot Sunderland

Eating disorder level 2- KSCB
Child Sexual Exploitation Level 2  - Kent Safeguarding Children Board
Child Sexual Abuse Level 2 - Kent Safeguarding Children Board
Self Harm level 2 - Kent safeguarding children board
Safeguarding Training - Place2be
Play therapy with children - Place2be
Working with body image & weight - The weight matters practice
Trauma & the Body: Somatisation & Dissociation

Other experience:

  • Bexley Adult Education – The Psychology of Relationships
  • Freedom programme – Awareness of domestic abuse

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I charge £35 per session, however I can offer some appointments with concession rates for low income clients at £25 per session. The initial assessment is £20.

Sessions can be paid for by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Further information

I am fairly flexible with appointments, I offer some evenings and weekends, Wednesday and Friday day times. I can offer appointments at fairly short notice.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the service I provide. I am happy for you to call, text or email me. Jodie.sturges@btinternet.com 
07950 487 560

I currently have a room in Lower Halstow Nr Sittingbourne Kent and in Gillingham Kent.

Maps & Directions

Gillingham, ME8
Gillingham, ME7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I offer evening and weekend appointments and possibly some day time appointments. I may do home visits but an initial assessment will need to be completed for this service.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
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