Abi Jude: BA (Hons), MBACP
Are you finding your life dissatisfying or are you experiencing anxiety, depression, anger or stress?
Are you having relationship issues?
Do you struggle with a satisfying work/life balance?
I believe that we can create the life we would like, and therapy can help us to form what we'd like for ourselves.
I work with people in a confidential one to one setting, to build a trusting relationship. I will listen and empathise so we can develop what you would like for yourself at this stage in your life and what you'd like from your wider relationships, so you can take charge over your experience.
I have been working as a therapist since 2011 and continue my training and work, specialising in relationship, both with ourselves and others.
My previous work has been in film and media, new media and as a consultant have worked with a broad spectrum of clients from legal, corporate and the financial sectors.
I have most recently worked as a consultant for the matchmaking and dating industries. I now work freelance and I enjoy working with creativity, intelligence and purpose. I understand the pressures that work, family and relationships can place on us and the importance of how we manage our experience within these parts of our life and find a satisfying balance.
I am also a working mother, and have worked with both men and women on the challenges that separations/divorce, work/life balance and parenthood can bring us.
I bring my warmth, integrity and understanding to the work, with a commitment to holding a safe and boundaried space for you. If you have any questions about how I could work with you then please call or email me to arrange an initial, exploratory session.
Sessions are for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully-qualified humanistic psychotherapist, trained at City University and at Spectrum, a Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy. I worked at the Daubeney Children’s Centre and City and Hackney Mind as a volunteer therapist from 2011 to December 2014. I am a member of the BACP and abide by its Ethical Framework. http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
Summary of courses and qualifications:
Spectrum Certificate comprising:
- Counselling course (at City University)
- Spectrum One year course in psychotherapy
- Spectrum One year continuation course
- Spectrum Postgraduate course
- The Basic Sexuality course
- Childhood sexual abuse: occurrence and prevention
- Developing Clinical skills
- Ongoing group on boundaries
I am in ongoing supervision, group therapy and individual therapy.
I have full insurance cover.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked at the Daubeney Children's Centre, in addition to working at Mind with men and women, so have experience when working with mothers and their children, relationship issues with partners, breakups, violence, depression, rape, abuse, stress, anxiety, fear and a feeling of being stuck or lacking choice in our lives.
I have also worked in a challenging job within the media for over 20 years, and have experience of dealing with work stress, career management, transition and change.
We will have an initial meeting to discuss what you’d like to work on and any questions you may have about the process and then we can discuss how you’d like to move forward
I charge £65 a session, and each session runs for 50 minutes.
I am in ongoing therapy and supervision as we all experience difficulties and pain throughout our lives as part of our human experience. This can sometimes leave us feeling isolated, sad and stuck and we learn to judge ourselves. However, I have a strong belief that everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life, to be treated with respect and to experience love.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays all day, Tuesday and Thursday mornings
Types of client