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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.