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About me

Do you need someone to talk to, a space, where your voice is heard, a place you where you can be yourself? A warm inviting space for you to talk about what feels important to you?  Feeling sad, worried, or alone, this could be the place for you.

I am caring, warm, and passionate about helping others work through what feels difficult.

I work with clients in a confidential, non-judgemental space where they are valued and respected.

My approach to therapy is integrative, this means that I offer different types of therapy. Person, Centred(Humanistic) I work to build a therapeutic relationship with my clients, and together we can think about feelings, experiences, and relationships. CBT is solution-based, I help clients to understand the connection between their thoughts and feelings, and how thoughts and feelings influence their behaviour.

Finding the right person to trust when seeking help can seem overwhelming. I offer an initial 30-minute free consultation, to help you decide if counselling is what you need. And for you to see how comfortable you are with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I studied at Middlesex University, where I graduated as a Person-Centred (Humanist) counsellor. Before that, I completed a diploma in Coaching and Mentoring.

I am a qualified Life Skills Coach Mentor and Careers Advisor.

I have experience working with the NHS providing counselling to frontline staff emotionally, and psychologically affected by Covid-19. I have undergone comprehensive training on the effects of Covid related issues including trauma.

My background includes working in schools and as an advocate for families. It also includes working with adults and young people with additional needs, such as Autism, and ADHD. I have extensive experience working with Bereavement, Domestic abuse, Cultural issues, and Depression.

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). It ensures all its members are trained and qualified, and that they work ethically.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity Issues

Cultural

Fibromyalgia

Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

From £35 to £40  

Free initial 30-minute session.

Additional Information:

Online sessions £35 Face to Face £40

At present all sessions are being delivered online.

Payments to be made by Bank Transfer before each session. 

For students, and those on a Low Income, I also offer discounted sessions starting from £25.

Please contact me for more information.

Concessions offered for:

  • Low-Income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Students

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Currently I am not available to take new clients until July 2022.

Further information

I adhere to a strict code of confidentiality with all communications

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Jacqueline Mendes

Jacqueline Mendes