My name is Ama, the founder and managing director of JASD Wellbeing services, a private practice providing mental health services to children, young people and adults. Wellbeing services include counselling, play therapy, mentoring, consultations and workshops. Most of our services at present are online but face to face work could be discussed as a possible option.
I am an integrative counsellor that uses various forms of therapy to elevate the mental health needs of others. This can include person-centred, psychodynamic, systemic, gestalt, solution focussed, cognitive behavioural therapy, play therapy, attachment theory and existentialism. All can be applied as and when to suit your individual needs which could include when/if to use play therapy, talking therapy or body movement/sports work.
The various forms of support on offer will all help you achieve self-empowerment and mental wealth. You are of powerful value and purpose deserving of a space to heal and grow. JASD Wellbeing Services can be that space both remotely and face to face.
The costs of our wellbeing services could be discussed following your enquiry or referral. For low-income families or individual concession rates can be discussed. The session rates can also be renegotiated if your financial circumstances change. We aim to meet your needs as well as adapt to changes in your needs that could occur.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Play Therapist. My qualifications include:
- Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Psychology with Counselling Skills.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People in Schools.
- Certificate in online counselling and therapy.
- I am currently a trainee counselling psychologist studying my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, specialising in Existentialism.
In my counselling work, I specialise in supporting clients with anxiety, depression, school/career transitions, academic/work stress, self-esteem, race/identity, anger, domestic abuse/violence, relationship breakdowns and behaviour difficulties. My varied counselling experience also includes supporting clients with suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, bereavement, sexism, bullying, divorce/separation, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, selective mutism, looked after children, housing difficulties, sleep issues, eating difficulties, body image, identity, autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and health conditions.
I have worked in various settings including schools, online, telephone and office/counselling rooms.
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
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