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About me

Few people are able to 'recharge their own batteries', lift themselves up by their own psychological bootstraps, and keep their own morals trimmed without outside assistance. (Eric Berne)

Feeling down and lacking energy? Not wanting to burden your family and friends or feeling they cannot help you? Have you been feeling low, lonely, anxious, low self-esteem? Or maybe you are dealing with a recent loss, problems in your relationships or at work? Then counselling may be of great value for you. Sharing helps you feeling less lonely. It may help to have someone independent to talk to and to share your worries and concerns.

Counselling can help finding new ways of thinking, behaving and feeling that leave you less drained and give you a sense of being more in control of your own life. You don’t need prior experience with counselling or therapy. Often the difficulties we bring to therapy are linked to our relationships with other people, eg. repeated patterns that are unhelpful. In therapy you can practice new ways of relating, testing out new behaviours to see if they suit you and give the results you hope for.

There's a wide variety of topics I have experience with (see below). I work both individually and with couples. I also have experience in working with family relationships, like adult children and their parents or siblings. If you're not sure it is for you, maybe you want to get in touch for a phone chat to ask your questions and decide for yourself if you want to try it out.

During the pandemic I am following government guidance and during a period of self-isolation or quarantaine, I can offer video or phone support.  My regular practice is done in person.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been awarded a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute, and I am accredited with the Britisch Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have worked for over 25 years with people experiencing a range of emotional difficulties in a variety of roles and organisations. Through my training, experience and personal development I have come to understand the value and importance of a confidential space where you receive recognition for and support with day to day struggles and longer term issues.

I have practised as a psychotherapeutic counsellor since September 2008 and work with clients with all kind of issues that affect their day-to-day life and the way they cope. I have experience in working together on anxiety and panic attacks, bereavement and loss, relationship counselling, depression, guilt, low self-esteem, stress at work, redundancy, relationship difficulties and divorce, surviving abuse, trauma and many other issues.

I also have experience in working with people diagnosed with schizophrenia and who hear voices or have sensory experiences that others do not.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cross cultural & migration issues.

Living with someone diagnosed with a mental illness or personality disorder.

I work with families where all family members attending are adults; I am not qualified to work with children.


I have a BDSM and Paedophilia friendly practice.

Fees

£66.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£66 per individual session (50 minutes)

£99 for relationships per session (75 minutes)

When I work

Your sessions will be weekly at a mutually agreed fixed time.

Supervision can agreed on a more flexible basis, primarily on Friday afternoons.

Further information

I offer sessions in either English or Dutch, in both of which I am fluent.

I am bound by and adhere to the Codes of Ethics provided by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I use Signal for secure messaging communication via Smart phone.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

There is a lift to my practice room and the doors are wide enough for a standard wheelchair.

Additional languages

Dutch

Supervision

In person
Online

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Jacqueline van Oosterwijk

Jacqueline van Oosterwijk