Jackie Reiter MBACP Reg Accred
020 7263 5575 / 07957614267
I am a psychotherapist/counsellor with over 17 years of experience in the NHS, corporate and voluntary sectors working with individuals and couples.
I help clients deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, divorce, relationship difficulties, sexual identity, pregnancy loss, infertility, abortion, stress at work, traumatic experiences, stress, parenting, being a carer - and more.
If you are a couple - opposite or same sex - seeking counselling, my work can enable you to deal with longstanding issues where communication has become strained or even avoided and arguments endlessly replayed. When working with you as a couple, my role is to support and facilitate both of you to express how you feel so that you can really hear and understand each other. This helps you to resolve difficulties and moving forward constructively, whether together or apart.
Formerly a documentary film maker, I chose to train as a psychotherapist later in life. I was inspired by the help I obtained when I received counselling and psychotherapy for my own difficult life experiences.
My training is person-centred, a powerful yet gentle process of personal growth and change. I am warm, down-to-earth and will engage with you as a whole person rather than a set of symptoms. As your counsellor I aim to help you live life more fully, offering you a, non-judgemental, trustworthy and confidential relationship to explore your thoughts, ideas and feelings.
Rather than being troubled by a specific issue, you may be feeling generally low - a sense that something vital is missing from your life. As my client, you can explore what is holding you back, change unuseful patterns, regaining your motivation and sense of purpose. As you develop a greater sense of choice and control, your have more vitality, confident that you are directing your own journey rather than merely responding to external forces and pressures.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional status
I am an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the principal regulating body for the profession. I am fully insured, am supervised in accordance with their guidelines, I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice and to their complaints procedure.
- Diploma in counselling, 2000, Metanoia Institute
- Certificate in post diploma counselling, 2004, Watford Women's Centre
- Certificate of Completion of 4 years training for MSc in Person-centred Psychotherapy, 2009, Metanoia Institute
- Postgraduate diploma in Person-centred psychological studies, 2012, Metanoia Institute.
I have specialist training in;
- parenting skills
- post traumatic stress
- psychosexual counselling
- couple counselling,
- counselling teenagers
- group facilitation
I have a B.A.(Hons) in Comparative Literature (1972), Essex University and a Masters in Philosophy in Latin American Literature (1980), Essex University
In 2001 I set up my private practice - One to One Counselling - where I counsel men and women dealing with many issues, all those listed above and more.
I have worked for the NHS for over 12 years in Women's Health with a focus on maternity bereavement, infertility and gynaecological issues.
I have been a work-based counsellor and have counselled employees through employee assistance programmes.
I have worked as a volunteer bereavement counsellor.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
For individuals, £55 per 50 minute session
For couples, £80 per 75 minute session
For those on low incomes I offer a concessionary rate.
I use the terms counselling and psychotherapy interchangeably. In the past, a 'psychotherapist' was considered to be more highly trained than a 'counsellor'. Today psychotherapists and counsellors have similar trainings, in practice there is little meaningful difference between them. Research has shown that successful outcomes in therapy depend primarily on the quality of the relationship beween client and practitioner, regardless of whether the practitioner calls him or herself a psychotherapist or a counsellor.
It is not possible to specify the duration of psychotherapy/counselling at the outset. For some, short term work is sufficient; others require longer term work. My aim is to encourage your independence and, to this end, reviews are conducted by both of us and the decision to end the work is a joint one.
I am happy to have a talk on the phone to help you decide if you want to come for an initial session where you will have the opportunity to experience how I work and gauge if you feel comfortable to work with me. It is also an opportunity for me to find out if I can be of use to you. You are under no obligation to continue working with me after the initial session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have daytime appointments on Mondays, evening appointments Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays.