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About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist available for face to face appointments in Marylebone. Should you wish to book online with myself or any of my colleagues then please go to https://booking.thebritishcbtcounsellingservice.com/ for a Live Online Diary.

I work with adults, families, children, and couples and use a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (including Third Wave approaches; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy {ACT}), Schema Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I create an individualised treatment programme for each of my patients based on what they need and feel comfortable with, and taking into consideration what is proven to bring the fastest and most longest lasting relief for their particular difficulty.

I have many years of experience and am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I am experienced in helping people to resolve the majority of problems that cause emotional distress and discomfort including (but not limited to):

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Problems
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Counselling for Carers
  • Child & Teenager Counselling
  • Depression & Low Mood
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Stress
  • Services Offered

I also offer the following services:

  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Child Counselling
  • Expert Witness
  • Family Counselling
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Medico-Legal Assessment and Treatment
  • Specialist Eating Disorder Counselling

Philosophy
I feel strongly about the importance of the relationship between therapist and client, and using this to create a safe reflective space which can enable change. I work in a collaborative, non-judgmental way, and believe that while I have training and resources, the client is the expert in their own experiences, so we can come together to overcome problems and build resilience. I want to help people rediscover what they value from life, and help them to take steps to thrive, and not just survive.

Approach
I am a passionate Clinical Psychologist with years of experience of working in NHS mental health services. I have worked in services across the lifespan and ability range, including with children, families, adults, older adults, people with neurological problems and people with physical health conditions. I like to use a person-centred approach to work with clients on an individual basis depending on their needs, drawing from multiple models such as CBT, behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing and systemic theory. I am also passionate about third-wave therapeutic approaches, including compassion-focused therapy and acceptance & commitment therapy, as well and mindfulness and meditation. I am also trained to carry out neuropsychological and cognitive assessments.

I have worked with a range of difficulties, including low mood, anxiety, self-criticism, self-esteem, OCD, anger, phobias and sleep. I am used to working in a systemic way, helping people with interpersonal problems, parenting and social difficulties.

Motivation
I am motivated by helping people to reach their goals, and live a life that they value and is meaningful to them. I am grateful that people trust me with their thoughts and feelings, and it is a privilege to be able to work with them to overcome difficulties and challenges.

About Me
I enjoy spending time with friends and family, watching films, cooking and reading. I also try to use my spare time being creative, and use my (developing!) calligraphy skills to make birthday cards for people.

Training, qualifications & experience

DClinPsy, BSc(Hons)

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Additional information

I offer everyone a free of charge Pre-Assessment Telephone Consultation

The fees below are for a 50 minute face to face, telephone or video counselling session.

  • Self Funded Treatment
  • Individual Therapy: £140 per session
  • Couples/Family Therapy: £150 per session
  • Online/Skype: £120 individuals / £135 couples and families
  • Health Insurance

Most national and international Private Healthcare companies are accepted including (but not limited to):

  • Allianz
  • Healix
  • Cigna
  • Aviva
  • WPA
    and more…

It may be possible to use your private health insurance to cover the cost or part of the cost of your appointments. Each healthcare provider (Bupa, Aviva, Cigna etc) have slightly different policies but most of them are happy for you to approach us directly in the first instance.

Some providers require a referral from your GP in order to access your policy. GP’s are often happy to provide a referral following a phone consultation instead of a traditional face to face appointment in the surgery as it is more time efficient.

With the above, a quick call to your healthcare provider should allow them to clarify these details.

It is worth noting that not all policies will cover the full cost of your treatment. We will advise you of the availability of healthcare appointments, and any cost implications in your initial enquiry.

Some healthcare providers have fees which are different to our self-funding rates detailed above. If these are less than our own rate we have to ask that the shortfall is made up by the patient. Please just remember to tell us who your provider is as soon as possible to avoid any confusion when booking.

Availability

Appointments available throughout the week, both daytime and evenings including Saturdays. Please call or e-mail to confirm my latest availability.

Further information

"I would just like to say a big thank you for everything you have done for me. When I came into therapy I had no idea in what way it could help, in the past I thought honesty was the answer to all and since I had already achieved that I was unsure how therapy would work for me. I never thought it would be so, but I honestly believe that having a fuller comprehension of myself has really helped me come to terms, understand and be at peace with myself. I feel much more grounded and in no way out of control".–

- Philippa (Marylebone)

"My husband and I tried a number of counsellors in Fulham before we found The British CBT & Counselling Service. It was such a different experience to the ones we had had before and this time it actually seems to have worked! I would recommend that if you are struggling in your relationship you should try them”.

– Polly (Fulham)

“I have been having Online CBT Counselling with The British CBT & Counselling Service for about 9 months and it has made such a difference. I struggled for years with an eating disorder and depression and I really feel like I’ve got my life back. The online CBT Counselling programme fitted in with the long hours I work and it actually felt more supportive that other types of counselling I have tried because I had contact with my psychologist up to 3 times a week. I am so glad that I tried this approach and would recommend it to anyone who needs help sorting out a problem”.

6 Bendall Mews
London
NW1 6SN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Families
Groups
Organisations

Languages offered

Counselling available in English, Portuguese, Italian, French, Polish & Spanish

Social

Dr Jade Ambridge

Dr Jade Ambridge