Jackie Becker, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor, MBACP, UKCP Reg, FPC
I have been working as a psychotherapist since 2003 having undertaken a 5 year, very rigorous and well respected training. I now work full-time in private practice as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. I am an accredited member of BACP and UKCP and am bound by their Code of Ethics and Practice.
I am very experienced in working with people with a wide range of issues including:-
relationship issues, anxiety and depression, low self esteem, generalised anxiety disorder, eating disorders and bereavement issues. In addition, I have, over many years, developed an interest in understanding people's struggles with food and dieting and have helped people to take the first steps towards understanding their relationship to food.
I have a great deal of experience in working with individuals either using a short-term, time-limited approach (for example 6-10 sessions) or in a more open-ended way. We can discuss these options at our initial assessment session. The initial assessment is important for the following reasons:-
* It is your opportunity to discuss what's brought you to therapy.
* The opportunity to decide whether you feel that we could work together productively.
* We can think together about what would be the best way forward for you. Perhaps that would mean we decide to start working together or we decide that an onward referral would be more advantageous to you.
Therapy should be a place where you can talk about your life and feelings freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. I provide a safe and confidential setting in which to do this. Therapy isn’t simply a matter of reliving painful or humiliating experiences, but of receiving help in making sense of them.
The experience of talking to someone else, and of being heard and understood, can help provide a clearer and different perspective on how we see ourselves, and how we imagine that others see us. My aim is to help you find better ways to cope, or to bring about changes in the way you think and behave that will improve your mental and emotional well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Diploma in Supervision - Society of Analytical Psychology
Diploma in the Application of Psychodynamic Theory to the Principles of Counselling - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Compulsive (or Disordered) Eating Training
In addition to running my private practice, I work as a supervisor and lecturer for a psychotherapy training organisation. In addition, I work as a supervisor in two other counselling organisations.
I have worked as a counsellor for an Employee Assistance Company offering various employees short-term, solution-focused counselling.
I have run psycho-educational/therapeutic groups for people who wish to explore their relationship with food. This has been for an organisation called Understanding Your Eating.
I worked as a counsellor at Mind in Barnet for five years.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£55 per session
Concessions available during the daytime only, according to individual circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work Monday to Friday during the daytime. I also offer evening appointments.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have been working as a supervisor since 2011 when I undertook a Diploma in Supervision.View supervision profile