Gillian Jacobson MSc Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I have been working as a Psychotherapist since 2016. I have worked with sexual and domestic abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, work-stress, self-esteem, alcoholism and addictions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, grief and loss.
I offer long and short term counselling, depending on what you need help with and what type of therapy will be best for you.
How can I help you?
COVID-19 and social distancing are likely to be exasperating emotional difficulties.
Uncertainty and worry about the future can be driving unhelpful coping behaviours leading to more stress and distress.
Seeking a counsellor can be very daunting and getting in touch with a counsellor is a huge step that takes courage.
If you would like to have a confidential space to talk and support you in this present time, I can help you to understand yourself better and look at finding a way forward.
In counselling we work together, in a non-judgemental and empathic space, where you can feel comfortable and safe to explore stressors and issues effecting you.
What to expect?
First we have an initial session on the telephone to find out a bit about the issue, how I can help you, and for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you.
If you feel comfortable to start therapy, we move to online counselling sessions at a weekly set time.
Please get in touch to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling; BA Sociology and Psychology
As an Integrative Psychotherapist I work principally with the following therapeutic modalities:
1. Attachment Therapy
A psychodynamic therapy that looks into your early relationship with your primary caregiver(s) and significant others. Our experience of our first relationship during infancy has a marked impact on our lives, as this relationship becomes the blueprint for all others. Working through Attachment Therapy can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your world.
2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Explores your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, regarding the issues you have come to counselling for. It examines thinking patterns and deep seated negative beliefs about yourself that perpetuates your problems. Through practical exercises it provides a structured approach to tackling issues.
3. Person-Centred Therapy
A humanistic therapy that has three principles at its core: empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. In person-centred therapy great value is placed on these principles, as it is foremost that you feel heard, understood and accepted.
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
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
£50 - £60 per 50 minute session.