Jain Palmer MBACP. BACP Registered, M A, B A (Hons), Dip Couns
Highly Qualified Psychotherapist with over 10 years experience. I offer an affordable rate to make Psychotherapy and Counselling Services more accessible for individuals. My private practise is located within a peaceful and private setting near Strachur. I also provide home visits within the Argyll and Bute area for those who can not make it to my private practise.
I am an Experiential Psychotherapist, Person-Centred Counsellor, Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist and Focusing Trainer. I am a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists thereby work by their ethical framework of good practise.
Focusing, Experiential Psychotherapy and Person-Centred Counselling together form a gentle, effective and enpowering process to initiate positive lasting change. Focusing enables you to move forward in areas of your life where you feel you have become stuck. By interacting with your inner experience you will find what you need for change to occur.
Focusing is a learnt technique that enables you to connect with your own inner natural process. By pausing and sensing inwardly how the whole of the situation feels in the moment, in a fresh new way, a felt sense can form. Out of the felt sense new possibilities and solutions can emerge and carry your experience forward.
We are inherently interactional with our environment, situations and different aspects of ourselves. Sometimes these inner relationships can become damaging to our wellbeing. For instance being over critical to different parts of our experience can cause anxiety, self doubts, lack of self worth/self confidence, and the feeling of becoming stuck in situations. Focusing skills can help you to interact with your experiencing by being with these parts that have become stuck and by forming a healthier relationship with different aspects of your experience, a sense of well being and feeling content can emerge; creating a new way of being within yourself.
What to Expect
The Initial Session lasts for one hour. This is space for you to explore what has brought you to counselling, what you would like out of counselling, and ensure that the therapy I offer is the right approach for you. There is no obligation to continue therapy but should you wish to do so, we will then arrange to meet once a week for one hour at a time and day that is convenient to you.
As each individual's experience is unique the length of therapy varies from short-term, usually 6 weeks, to long-term, which is open-ended for as long as you feel you require counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained extensive experience within my Private Practise working with adults and children with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues. I have previous experience working in a GP's Surgery and Women's Refuge where I provided outreach counselling.
Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Member of The Focusing Institute
Masters Degree in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy. University of East Angla.
Focusing Oriented Therapist Certificated (Focusing Institute)
Focusing Trainer Certificated (Focusing Institute)
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (BACP accredited course). University of Essex
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with individuals to overcome nightmares, sleep disturbances and find the meaning behind dreams.
Counselling/Psychotherapy Session (60 mins) : £35
Individual Focusing Training Session (60 mins) : £35
Home visit within the local area, Counselling/Psychotherapy (60 mins):£40-£50 depending on location.
My Practise is situated in a private and peaceful location near Strachur, on the cowal peninsula, Argyll and Bute. There is parking available.
If you require any further information or have any questions please feel free to contact me by email or telephone. If I am unable to take your call, I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm
Types of client