Jackie Bishop MBACP (Accred)
I am a BACP Registered and Accredited counsellor with private practices in Walthamstow, London E17 and Waterloo, London SE1. I have many years experience working in the NHS, including Senior Counsellor for the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, and staff counsellor for Barts and the London NHS Trust.
I work with a diverse range of clients with many different issues including anxiety, work related stress, trauma, depression, bereavement, abuse, relationship issues, low self esteem, loss, separation, divorce, redundancy, life changes, sexuality and personal development.
I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment with space and time to fully explore your issues, fears, difficulties, choices and opportunities.
There are many reasons for wanting to begin counselling or psychotherapy. A recent, or current, crisis is often the prompt. Or, you may feel the time has come to take a closer look at those problems that seem all too familiar to you.
You needn't be clear about your own reasons. My aim, both initially and throughout, is to help you give voice to, as well as understand more fully, those areas of your life that may feel difficult, painful, unfulfilled or stuck. Such understanding can be useful in its own right, but it can also help us make decisions about those things we may wish to change, and come to terms with those things that we can't.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a counsellor since 2004, working with a broad range of issues and with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
I worked for many years in the NHS as Senior Counsellor for the London Ambulance Service, and staff counsellor for Barts and the London NHS Trust.
I currently work in private practice in Walthamstow, London E17 and Waterloo,London SE1
I am Bupa registered, and work with a variety of EAP organisations
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
Certificate in CBT Skills
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Therapy
BACP Accredited and Registered
I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.
I regularly attend continued professional development conferences and seminars to maintain the requirements of accreditation and to increase my skills and knowledge. I undertake regular supervision to ensure my work remains ethical and competent.
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.
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
Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss my rate.