Dr Jack Closs

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Counselling Psychologist EMDR, IFS & Sensorimotor Therapist
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Colchester, CO1
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About me

The first thing to say is that I am a Counselling Psychologist, registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). As a Counselling Psychologist, I am trained to a doctoral level to deliver researched and evidence-based therapy from a variety of therapeutic models. This allows me to tailor therapy to your individual needs.

As well as learning multiple psychotherapeutic approaches, my training was based on the importance of understanding an individual’s unique experience, and how this can be explored in a therapeutic relationship. Although there are many things that shape who we are as individuals, it is, I believe, our relationships, both with ourselves and others, that often influence us most profoundly. By developing our awareness of these relationships, we can develop valuable and compassionate self-understanding. I support people to use this understanding to find ways of improving the quality of their lives.

Trauma Therapy
As a trauma psychologist, I help people transform by helping them to heal wounds from the past. These wounds can often be held in the nervous system but not explicitly remembered. I work primarily with Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR (eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing therapy), and a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP). I tailor my therapeutic approach according to what each individual wants to work on, integrating different approaches as appropriate.

My Experience
I have worked in mental healthcare since 2010. Pre-training I worked in a NHS mental health hospital as a support worker, as a charity mental health helpline worker, and in mental health research settings. Whilst training, I gained experience in using psychological therapies across a broad range of NHS mental health services, with adults, adolescents and families. I have worked both in outpatient and inpatient settings. I have worked as a psychologist in the NHS using psychodynamic, CBT, CAT, MBT, EMDR, SP and IFS (see below for acronyms), with adults with anxiety, depression, mood and trauma related difficulties. I am a senior NHS psychologist, working with people with complex-PTSD, who often, also have a 'personality disorder' diagnosis ’. I have also always worked in private practice. 

Professional Registration

Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Registration Number: PYL35334.

Taking the next steps

I appreciate that looking for a therapist can feel a bit overwhelming and confusing. I hope the information above will help to answer some of your questions but if you would like to know more, please contact me via email, and we will find a time for a free initial 30min call to discuss, and get a feel for, how we might work together. Please see below for session fees and availability (please contact me to confirm my availability as this can vary).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Using Internal Family Systems to Heal Trauma and Addictive Processes, 1 day, PESI UK, Cece Sykes, 2024. 
  • Working with hostile voices and parts of the personality in complex trauma and dissociative disorders, 1 day, Dolores Mosquera, 2024.
  • EMDR Therapy for Suicidal clients and Self-harming behaviors, 1 day, Dolores Mosquera, 2024.
  • Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach, 1 day, Dolores Mosquera, 2024.
  • Internal Family Systems & Anxiety, Depression, and Shame, 15hrs, IFS Institute, 15hrs, 2023.
  • Internal Family Systems & The Voices of Addiction, IFS Institute, 15hrs, 2023.
  • Trauma, Neuroscience and Internal Family Systems, IFS Institute, 15hrs, 2023.
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Developmental Injury, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, 21 Days, 2023.
  • Unleash Your EMDR Part 2: AI-EMDR with intergenerational trauma, parts & dreams. EMDR Focus, 15hrs, 2022. 
  • Internal Family Systems, Level 1, Internal Family Systems Institute, 84hrs, 2022. 
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, 96hrs, 2022.
  • Traumatic Attachment (shortened course title), Dr Janina Fisher, NScience, 10hrs, 2022. 
  • Unleash your EMDR: The Basics of Advanced, Attachment-Informed, Integrative EMDR (shortened course title), EMDR Focus, 16hrs, 2022. 
  • EMDR Europe Standard Accredited Training, parts 1-4, EMDR Academy, 52hrs, 2021-2022
  • The Integrated Trauma Therapist: Treating Complex Trauma and PTSD (shortened course title), PESI, 16.5hrs, 2021-2022.
  • Expert Strategies for Working with Anxiety, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICaBM) 4 hours, 2021
  • Working with the Pain of Abandonment, NICaBM, 4.25 hours, 2021.
  • The Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma, NICaBM, 12 hours, 2020.
  • Me, Myself and I: working with narcissism and its pathological manifestations, 1 day, Confer, 2020.
  • Reflective Functioning Training on the Adult Attachment Interview, Anna Freud Centre, 3 days, 2020
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment, 3 days, Anna Freud Centre, 2019.
  • A Compassionate Approach to Recovering from Shame-Based Trauma and PTSD, 3-days, Compassionate Mind Foundation, 2019.
  • Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy, 2 days, Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy, 2019.
  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, City, University of London, 2013-2017.
  • Psychology, MSc, University of East London, 2009-2010.
  • Philosophy and Politics, BA, University of Leeds, 2005-2008. 

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Areas of counselling I deal with


£120.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • WPA
  • BUPA
  • Saga
  • Cigna

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Colchester, CO1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Dr Jack Closs
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