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).

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Therapies offered


Additional information

£80 per session. Concessions available.


early morning appointments available.

Regus St Albans
2 Victoria Square
Fountain Court
St Albans

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Jackie Gess

Jackie Gess