Anthony Jackson BSc (Hons) Counselling. Registered Member BACP.
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I offer therapy for couples and individual clients.
Towards the end of this profile I have included a brief video from me so that you may have some idea of me. If you do not decide to contact me for a free consultation I wish you well for the future and good luck with finding a therapist.
******* Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) all sessions are temporarily being undertaken by telephone or video call. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns, including financial issues, that you may have at this difficult and challenging time. I am here to help.********
I am a qualified experienced integrative counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Being an integrative counsellor means that I, and more importantly - we, can use a range of different approaches that are determined by you and your presenting problem. They enable both of us to work together to further understand your unique story. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, quiet and confidential space for both of us to work, at your own pace, on difficulties that you are currently facing in your life. They may have been buried for some time and are now surfacing or they could be concerns that you may have about the future.
Whether you require therapy for yourself, as a couple or for somebody else this profile will attempt to give the reader a comprehensive outline of the counselling or therapeutic process. If you are uncertain about any of the areas I cover or have further questions then please call me or email and I will be happy to answer them for you.
An initial telephone consultation is free and there is no obligation to book an appointment.
Therapy is undertaken in a very large airy room, a picture of the room can be found at the end of this profile and on my own website:
A toilet is available for client use.
Many of my clients have said that talking about their issue has given them great comfort and allowed them to 'listen' to themselves in a different way. In doing so they were able to gently challenge themselves and begin to deeply understand and address their own self-defeating behaviour and negative internal dialogue that were maintaining a constant cycle of problems and conflict in their lives.
Sometimes the first step is the hardest as the prospect of talking to somebody you don't know about very personal issues can be overwhelming. However, once you are able to take that step you may find that a qualified stranger may help you to begin a journey of increased self-awareness that enables you to sustain an effectiveness in confronting and resolving your own issues as they arise.
Sessions last for 50 minutes. We can work on a short or long term basis.
Please feel free to contact me via email or telephone if you have any questions and I will be happy to help.
The following clients have given their permission to share anonymised data about their experiences of therapy with me.
From the start Anthony made me feel so comfortable and I found it easy to open up about things I'd never told anyone. He helped me from a place of depression and anxiety to the best place I've felt for years. The tools he taught me are constantly helping me to understand myself and feel better and I'm so appreciative of his help.
Going for therapy for the first time was the hardest step. After that the rest was easy. After my first session with Anthony, he had already helped me to retune my outlook. I was having difficulty coming to terms with some big fall outs in my family and had become entrenched in a bottomless pit of questions making me become resentful to others close to me and the resulting negativity was beginning to take its toll on my marriage. Anthony helped me move on from feeling sorry for myself, to become outward facing, be a better listener and concentrate on the positive aspects of life. I am now has a happy as I can remember being. It has been an empowering process as demonstrated now by an almost automatic ability to listen and help others. Anthony is very professional, an incredible listener and I could not believe how much detail he was able to recall from previous sessions. I will go to Anthony again if I ever needed further guidance and would certainly recommend him. Thanks Anthony.
I wanted to thank you for all of your time, support and empathetic attitude and positivity throughout therapy. I feel the happiest I've been and so settled in our new home, a few anxious moments but I now feel like I understand them, I go with it and they pass very quickly! My medication has also been reduced by half over the last few weeks and I feel great.
Again, thank you so much for all of your help, it is greatly appreciated by me and the people close to me.
I was a bit sceptical at first as I did not know what to expect. I soon found myself talking about things that I hadn't really spoke about before. It seems unusual that just by talking I could come out and stay out of my depression that I had suffered for years. I wish I had seen you earlier.
I hadn't cried like that before, I felt so embarrassed but Anthony allowed me to feel what I wanted and gradually helped me to name and understand my feelings. This helped me to take control and not rely on others.
After about three sessions I was able to talk about something I have only spoke to my doctor about. I was told by my doctor that I had penile erectile dysfunction. I did not want to rely on medication so I started therapy with Anthony and was able to look at my psychology that was causing really anxious and embarrassing moments with girlfriends. Talking about me and my family growing up has almost entirely got rid of my original problem. Thanks once again.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) First Class Degree in Counselling.
I first started studying Counselling in 2005 and was awarded the highest grades at Certificate and Intermediate Certificate levels. Prior to setting up my own practice I trained and worked for over two years at an agency in London specialising in sexual, psychological and domestic abuse.
My clients there were from different ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds. They shared with me their very personal lives which enabled me to gain an invaluable insight into the complexities of abuse and its associated difficulties such as shame, guilt, fear, anxiety, depression and anger.
I have been in private practice for over 7 years and have spent 1000's of hours with clients. I specialise in anger and associated feelings such as insecurity, helplessness, inadequacy, fear, depression, anxiety which often play out in relationship issues.
My clientele have been from all walks of life. Some from the list have included barristers, doctors, police officers, teachers, nurses, builders, lorry divers, successful business people and millionaires. Their concerns or issues have been extremely varied and it is impossible to give an exhaustive list. To give the reader some idea my clients have presented with anxiety, depression, anger, feelings of suicide, dealing with suicide of a loved one, relationship issues, loneliness, guilt, drug and alcohol dependence, grief, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and vaginismus. All have needed to talk and I have felt honoured that they could share, often in intimate detail, their life with me.
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in anger and associated feelings such as
- inadequateness and inferiority which often present in relationship issues.
My fee is £50 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes); £60 for couples therapy.
However, if your budget does not allow for this I will consider reductions especially for appointments made between 9 am and 1 pm. My consideration is not means tested and is based on trust.
The lowest fee I charge is £35 per therapeutic hour for individual therapy.
It is possible to arrange for an exploratory session only. I offer flexible therapeutic contracts with regular assessments if you decide to continue with therapy. The therapy I offer encourages you to raise your own awareness to your own issue so that optimal well being may be experienced and maintained.
My practice specialises in Person-Centred, Existential, Psycho-dynamic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) approaches. Our work together may also be informed by other approaches such as Mindfulness.
An assessment will be carried out in the first session. This will be a time for you to let me know what brings you to counselling, your expectations of therapy and for me to explain, in as much detail as you would prefer, the therapy I can offer to best meet your needs. We will have an open conversation and may mutually agree to work together.
If you would like to know more about the counselling service I offer then contact me for a free no obligation consultation via either email or telephone.