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Amelia Jeans - M.A., Adv. Dip. Exist. Psych., MBACP, UKCP

London, NW3
07855 554519 07855 554519 Registered / Accredited

About me

The world is changing and trying to cope with this level of uncertainty can be challenging, particularly if you were already feeling anxious or unclear about your situation before the pandemic broke. An outlet for voicing fears, frustrations, anger, or hopelessness could help lessen distress.

Taking the first step and talking to someone when you're feeling lost is a courageous step to take and one that can bring relief.

I think of myself as an ally and facilitator in your exploration. There are no complicated techniques - just a conversation between two people that is honest and exploratory, as well as caring and respectful.

I bring energy, warmth, sensitivity and frankness to my client relationships; together we can try to work towards a deep understanding of your experience, looking at your situation from different perspectives and new angles, so that you can reach some clarity.

I have fifteen years experience of providing therapy for people from all walks of life with all sorts of problems. I have worked for the NHS, including providing counselling in GP surgeries. My original background was a senior role in the corporate world, so I understand many of the pressures and expectations of the workplace as well as maintaining a balanced family life. I am also a lecturer in psychotherapy and counselling at Regent's University where I did my own training in existential psychotherapy.

Who do I help?

I have experience in helping people with a variety of problems, be that anxiety, sadness, lack of self-esteem, loneliness, relationship difficulties or a feeling that things are not quite right, that meaning and purpose are missing. Whatever the concern, I can listen and support you on your journey towards a more fulfilling life.

As well as providing therapy for individuals, I also offer counselling for couples - if you feel that you would like some help in working out what is happening in your relationship and what to do to repair the partnership - then I can facilitate better communication between you without the blame that can hinder a resolution. Often just being able to understand each other's feelings rather than blame each other can help to deepen your relationship and mend any rupture.

How to get started?

The next step would be to email, text or telephone me (07855 554519) with any questions you might have, and to set up an initial appointment. The initial session is for us to discuss what brings you to therapy, what you would like to get out of the sessions,  any anxieties and questions you may have as well as finding out if we can work together. There is no obligation to continue.

I provide both long term therapy and short term therapy, sometimes you may need as little as six weeks to gain some insight and feel you are on the right track, sometimes many months; whatever you feel is right for you, you decide.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University
  • Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, Regent's University
  • Certificate in Existential supervision and groups, The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Registered Member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Member of the Society for Existential Analysis

I am bound by and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework; I also commit to and maintain the UKCP's Ethical Principles & Code of Professional Conduct.

Though my approach to therapy is primarily existential-phenomenological, I also have training in CBT and integrative therapy, including psychodynamic and person-centred models, and I draw on these when I feel they may be helpful to my clients.

In addition to my private practice, I am a Lecturer at Regent's University. I have also worked at Edgware Community Hospital as an honorary psychotherapist for eight years and, more recently, I have been the lead clinician for three years, in GP surgeries, specialising in short term goal oriented therapy. I have also volunteered for various organisations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

An area that I have particular expertise in is providing support for people who feel lonely because of a lack of relationship in their lives. It may be that they have been too busy at work to spend much time working on their relationships, or that they just do not trust themselves to find someone who will understand and accept them. Whatever the reason for being alone and wishing it were different, it is worth exploring whatever is holding you back. Maybe there are possibilities once people start looking for them. Get in touch and we can look together.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

  • £80 per fifty minute session - individuals.
  • £90 per fifty minute session - couples.
  • £70 per fifty session - supervision.

Supervision

I also offer supervision to qualified and trainee psychotherapists and counsellors.

My fee for supervision is £70 for a 50 minute session.

I welcome you to get in touch today, either by text or telephone on 07855 554519 or click here to send me an email with any questions you might have and to set up an initial appointment.

Further information

What is existential psychotherapy?

As an existential psychotherapist, the focus is on relationships, what is flourishing, what is failing, what choices we are making - or avoiding. Sometimes it is easier to pretend than face the distress we are in, explore the causes and tackle our troubles.

Problems may be longstanding, or they may occur out of the blue because of a crisis, sometimes they are difficult to define - something just 'isn't right'. Whatever the cause, finding a way to express it to the right person will help.

One of the most valuable aspects of therapy is that we don't have to pretend; we are free to be ourselves, to explore the way we are living, the choices we are making and to face our disappointments and frustrations in a safe and non-judgemental environment. We have the opportunity to deepen our understanding of ourselves and the situations we are in so that we have the possibility of making a positive difference in our lives.

Finchley Road
London
NW3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Italian

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

The therapy rooms are in a mansion block on the ground floor. There is parking outside and nearby at specified times.

Availability

My hours for sessions are from 8.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Supervision

I am a fully qualified supervisor on the UKCP register for the Constructivist and Existential College.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Amelia Jeans - M.A., Adv. Dip. Exist. Psych., MBACP, UKCP

Amelia Jeans - M.A., Adv. Dip. Exist. Psych., MBACP, UKCP