Anthony Jackson BSc (Hons) Counselling. Registered Member BACP.
Are you sick and tired of experiencing crippling feelings of depression and anxiety?
Does anger overwhelm you?
Do relationships get you down?
Many of my clients over the years have experienced these and other debilitating issues. They have expressed relief when they learn that I am interactive when addressing their issue with them. They have told me how annoyed and frustrated they have felt when other counsellors just sit there and listen and do not appear to help them. This may work for some but not all.
I am a qualified experienced integrative counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have learnt from my own experience, and by listening to clients, that finding a therapist can be frustrating and daunting. I hope that this profile and my website may help reduce some of your anxieties and concerns.
I offer daytime and evening appointments for individual and couples counselling. Sorry, I do not work weekends. My first client is at 6 am and my last is at 8 pm, Monday to Friday.
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.
Therapy is undertaken in a very large airy room, a picture of the room can be found on my own website: www.ajjcounselling.co.uk.
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.
Try not to stay in the cliched "comfort zone" or more accurately "familiarity zone" - this fake comfort and familiarity can lead to dominant feelings of negativity and unease. Whether you choose me as your therapist or not try to act now and talk to a therapist sooner rather than later.
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in anger and associated feelings such as insecurity, fear, anxiety, depression, inadequateness and inferiority which often present in relationship issues.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
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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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Day time and evening appointments Monday-Friday. From 6 am to 8 pm. Last appointment is 8 pm. Sorry, I do not work weekends.
Types of client
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