I am Jac Battell, a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in Belper, Derbyshire.
We are all living in uncertain and worrying times as a result of the global effects of the covid-19 pandemic. I have spent sometime attending to the WHO, government and UKCP guidelines on “social distancing” and how to prevent us from being a health risk to each other. It seems clear that face-to-face sessions are untenable at the moment.
I am fully committed to working with you as closely as possible and the temporary alternatives of working I offer to you now are as confidential and ethical as possible. I am happy to work with you in any of the following ways: by phone, by email, by Zoom, by Skype.
My approach is grounded in relational and developmental psychotherapeutic theories. I am committed to ongoing, regular, and extensive continuing personal and professional development.
I provide both time-limited counselling (6-12 weeks) and open-ended psychotherapy to adults and young people.
My clients and I work together in an ethical, confidential, secure, and non-judgemental environment to help them experience the healing that can occur through exploring their emotions, thoughts and behaviours.
During your first, free, 30-45 minute initial consultation with me, we will explore what you want to achieve in your psychotherapy or counselling, and decide whether we will be comfortable working together.
My ultimate endeavour is that you complete your therapy, or counselling, feeling free and able to live in ways which fulfil you and make you content and happy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy: Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (2018)
BSc in Psychology: Birkbeck College, University of London (1998)
Short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy with:
- Adult individuals in private practice
- Bereaved adults and young people in a Counselling and Emotional Support Service connected to a Hospice
- People with life limiting illness and their family members, in a Counselling and Emotional Support Service connected to a Hospice
- Young people (11 – 22 years) in a youth focussed counselling service.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have training in the Comprehensive Resource Model
I charge £45 per 60 minute session.
I may occasionally have subsidised sessions available. Please contact me for further information
Concessions offered for