Abi Jude: BA (Hons), MBACP
Many of us will be experiencing anxiety and stress in what are unprecedented and disturbing days. With the impact of Brexit and now Coronavirus and financial uncertainty, we are all entering unknown territories and managing unknown time frames as to what is going to happen and when.
In this period of uncertainty, I am offering therapy sessions online (by Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp) to enable clients to help manage isolation, worry and stress. (Low cost is available if your income has been impacted by Coronavirus or other circumstances.)
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.
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 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.