Lizzie Jakeman MBACP (Accred)
The Crescent Practice
7 The Courtyard
I am an Accredited Member of BACP and have worked with adults and adolescents in Private Practice and have been a School Counsellor in a number of secondary schools. I use an Integrative Counselling approach when counselling, which means I tailor the counselling to use methods which are most relevant and suited to you. Therefore, we might use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to examine core self-beliefs and unhelpful thought patterns; or Mindfulness techniques to help manage stress; other modalities explore how past relationships are playing a part in present ones or causing negative patterns in relationships to repeat. Writing, drawing and other creative techniques can also be helpful. My training is underpinned by Christian anthropology and a recognition of a spiritual dynamic within each of us, which I am also happy to explore according to your beliefs.
Finding a counsellor and beginning counselling can be a daunting experience and it is my aim to make it as clear and collaborative a process as possible be it for a short-process of 6-10sessions or a longer process of open-ended counselling. Beginning the process of speaking to a professional counsellor, and there could be a myriad of reasons for doing so, can bring about many beneficial results, however: increased awareness, self-acceptance, self-worth and identity; recognition and management of psychosomatic symptoms, increased confidence in personal, social and professional relationships or piecing together the mosaic of life shattered by a bereavement or trauma and finding future direction and purpose.
Alongside my counselling practice I also work as a lecturer and a Head of Year on a BA Counselling Training Programme at Waverley Abbey College in the UK and Asia.
If you are thinking about counselling I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Honours Theology & Counselling (2010) Middlesex University
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy (2014) Middlesex University
Training in IFS Therapy (2014)
PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) Training Day (2015 and 2016)
Training in Compassion Focused Therapy (2016)
Training in Mindfulness (2016)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 for a 50 minute individual sessions.
A concessionary rate is available on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wednesday afternoon and evening and Thursday evenings
Types of client