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Jackie Gess EMDR Accredited Practitioner, Reg MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor

St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3TG
07986 293118 07986 293118 Registered / Accredited
St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3TG

About me

I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, offering counselling and also EMDR  to adults, children and young people. I have work in private practice and also in agency, company and school settings. I use an integrative approach and enable clients to determine the focus, pace and depth of their therapy.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is an extremely effective treatment for people - children as well as adults who have had traumatic experiences. It is also helpful for a variety of emotional and behavioural problems in adults and children including phobias, panic attacks and addictions.

Traumatic memories seem to become locked into the brain in their raw form. When these memories are recalled they can be very upsetting. Sometimes they can be recalled out of the blue causing flashbacks, nightmares and outbursts. EMDR is an approach which seems to help unblock the brains processing so that traumatic memories can become ordinary memories.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor 1999
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling 1998
  • Certificate in the Management of Critical Incidents 1999
  • Certificate in Solution Focussed Brief Therapy 1999 
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2003
  • Part 1, 2 and 3 EMDR 2011. Member of the EMDR Association. 
  • EMDR child training 2012
  • EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner 2014

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.


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.


EMDR Association UK


Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • EMDR
  • Integrative


£80 per session. Concessions available.

Verulam Clinic
118 Victoria St
St Albans

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


early morning appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Jackie Gess EMDR Accredited Practitioner, Reg MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor

Jackie Gess EMDR Accredited Practitioner, Reg MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor