Carrie Jess B.A (Hons)., P.G. Dip Psychosexual Therapy., COSRT, UKCP Reg.
I'm warm and approachable and work with individuals and couples. I've a specific accredited psychosexual training dedicated to working with sexual & relationship issues, difficulties, compulsivity and addiction. I've also trained in general practice as a counsellor/psychotherapist in the field of Gestalt Psychology. For over 25 years I've seen individuals and couples presenting a wide range of sexual, relationship & internet 'addiction' issues. I also offer short term solution focused therapy both privately and through EAPs (Employees Assistance Programmes) for individuals and couples on a wide spectrum of issues as well as telephone counselling. I have a keen interest in trauma work. I am qualified and accredited with COSRT (College of Sexual & Relationship Therapy) and Registered with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
You can read more about me and my work on my dedicated website by clicking the link above. You can also view my entry on my professional bodied websites (COSRT & UKCP). Alternatively, I welcome your telephone call to my private line where you can speak to me in person in strictest confidence and I will answer any questions you may have about me, the way I work and how coming to see me could help you.
There will be absolutely no obligation for you to arrange an appointment when you call. Finding the 'right' therapist for you is important and often a daunting prospect so I'm also happy to take calls from those 'shopping' for a counsellor.
My approach is humanistic and integrative. Over the years I have worked in two London NHS Hospitals and widely in private practice. I currently work in private practice in Harley Street, London and in Norwich (a short walk from Norwich Railway Station). I maintain my Clinical Consultant in Harley Street for both my London and Norwich work locations.
I am also a qualified Consultant Supervisor and have taught and supervised trainee practitioners to M.Sc Level including working as an academic marker over many years. I offer Practice Supervision and Consultancy to individuals and small groups. If you are seeking supervision please read my Supervision entry on this site and telephone me for an initial no obligation discussion of your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A. (Hons) Sociology (& Psychology)
Diploma in Gestalt Therapy & Contribution Training
Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
Creative Groupwork Diploma
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy - NHS Trust
ITEC in Anatomy & Psysiology
Post Graduate Diploma in Consultancy & Supervision - NHS Trust
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual Addiction and compulsive sexual behaviour. Including: Internet pornography and chat rooms, paying for sex and escort services.
Relationship endings, divorce, separation and mediation (couple and individual work).
Sexual & Relationship Psychosexual therapy.
Trauma work - I have published in this field.
At my Norwich, NR1 practice my fee for individuals is £40 and for couples £50 (Mon-Fri 8am to 3pm). Appointments at or after 5pm are £50 individuals and £60 couples.
Telephone sessions are £40 payable in advance for individuals and £50 for couples. I work Monday to Friday offering appointments from 9am.
In Norwich, I work from a dedicated consulting room. There is unrestricted street parking. Buses from Castle Mall stop 200 metres away. Also walkable from Norwich City Centre. There is one flight of stairs to my consulting room. For those unable to make the stairs I can work at ground floor level.
Unfortunately, I am unable to offer face to face counselling during the current COVID pandemic. Instead, I am offering telephone sessions to individuals and couples and will be regularly reviewing this situation.