I am Jacqui.. I am a psychologist, an accredited BABCP Psychotherapist, a highly skilled accredited EMDR therapist, and a CBASP and CRM practitioner. I have extensive experience of working with anxiety disorders, depression, bereavement, panic disorder, OCD, specific phobias, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, acute distress disorder and substance induced anxiety disorder. I have successfully treated clients who presented with anger management issues, addiction disorders depression, personality disorder, anxiety, trauma from physical and or sexual abuse, accident related trauma, complex trauma, and dissociation. I am a recognised Anxiety UK Therapist. In addition I have experience of working with clients with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.
I now offer a Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) approach to dissociative clients and those suffering attachment issues as well as abuse or neglect in childhood. CRM is an innovative therapy which addresses issues that talking therapies may not always be effective in dealing with. These include the dissociation experienced in complex PTSD, early attachment disruption and survival terror. CRM addresses the neurobiological resource deficit in dissociative clients. CRM utilises a person's internal energy, core-self and the neurobiology of attachment to access and shift to the deepest levels of healing (Lisa Schwarz, 2004).
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help if you:
- Are struggling with life changes
- Want to have a better understanding of yourself as a person
- Have suffered a loss in your life
- Have anger issues
- Suffer from stress or anxiety
- Have problems that prevent you from getting on with life
- Want to gain insight into how you approach difficult situations and make choices
- Have trouble sleeping
- Have trauma related thoughts and behaviours
- Are having difficulties in a relationship.
Most people who seek therapy do so because they feel emotionally distressed in some way. Talking through these feelings may help, but in order to really change it is helpful to explore and start to change the thoughts and beliefs which underpin the feelings.
CBT is a talking therapy. It can help people who are experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties. What people think can affect how they feel and how they behave. During times of mental distress, people think differently about themselves and what happens to them. These thoughts can become extreme and unhelpful and can worsen how a person feels to the degree that they may then behave in a way that prolongs their distress. CBT can help clients to identify and change their extreme thinking and unhelpful behaviour. In doing this, the result is often a major improvement in how a person feels and lives. In therapy we can look at your thoughts and beliefs, how they affect your life, and attempt to change them in a positive direction.
Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) can help you if you:
- Have been depressed for some time or have enduring recurrences of depression
- Feel disconnected from your environment
- Are experiencing interpersonal problems related to your depression.
CBASP is a highly structured, interpersonally focused version of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and is an effective intervention for depression, particularly for individuals who have experienced chronic symptoms. The treatment teaches clients to see each interaction as separate, thus reducing the tendency to ruminate about the ways in which each issue relates to other problems in life. Additionally, this treatment emphasises outcomes that lie within the control of the client and encourages the development of helpful alternatives to interpretations and behaviours that decrease the likelihood of clients achieving their desired outcomes.
Chronically depressed people feel disconnected from the environment and as a result become entrenched in social behaviours that maintain depression. CBASP is the only therapy model developed specifically for the treatment of chronic depression. It involves addressing the individuals functioning in their social and interpersonal relationships and addressing their cognitive-emotional-behavioral patterns.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) can help you if you:
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- Trauma related problems
- Performance problems
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Relationship problems
- Social Phobia
- Low confidence
- Panic Attacks
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an advanced psychotherapy model that combines psychology with physiology in a way that allows a person to identify and “clear” past traumatic events. Its effects are fast and permanent. It incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy with bilateral eye movements or other forms of rhythmic, left-right stimulation.
People learn how to work around traumatic events. Rather than living with, and coping with, the effect trauma has on life satisfaction, EMDR can help. It can help if you have suffered severe trauma such as childhood neglect, childhood or adult physical or sexual abuse, or suffer from attachment issues disorder. It is also used to treat single issue trauma such as being involved in a car accident, being the victim of a crime or perhaps bitten by a dog.
EMDR can be used to enhance performance in most areas of life. Therefore if you would like to improve performance in the work arena, in your sporting endeavours or to be more comfortable in social and interpersonal settings, EMDR can help you achieve this. You can allow yourself to expect more.
The effects of EMDR can be integrated into executive coaching in any industry or organisation. Employees, with impaired performance at work, receiving coaching in which EMDR is used can result in enhanced work performance. Furthermore it can reduce work related anxiety.
I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also provide Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for clients with chronic depression.
What to expect?
In therapy we can look at your thoughts and beliefs, how they affect your life, and attempt to change them in a positive direction. Our first sessions will be spent looking at the problem areas, identifying the thoughts, behaviours and feelings associated with them.
Towards the end of the second session, I will tell you how I see your case and you will have the opportunity to discuss how we should proceed. Therapy is a partnership. You define the problem areas to be worked on and we will use specialised tools and knowledge to assist you make the changes you want to make.
Psychotherapy is not like visiting a medical doctor. It requires your very active involvement. It requires your best efforts to change thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. For example, I will want you to tell me about important experiences, what they mean to you, and what strong feelings are involved. This is one of the ways you are an active partner in therapy.
We will plan our work together. In our treatment plan we will list the areas to work on, our goals, the methods we will use, the time and money commitments we will make, and some other things. From time to time, we will look together at our progress and goals. If we think we need to, we can then change our treatment plan, its goals, and its methods.
An important part of your therapy will be practicing new skills that you will learn in our sessions. I will ask you to practice outside our meetings, and we will work together to set up homework assignments for you. I might ask you to do exercises, to keep records, and perhaps to do other tasks to deepen your learning. You will probably have to work on relationships in your life and make long-term efforts to get the best results. These are important parts of personal change. Change will sometimes be easy and quick, but more often it will be slow and frustrating, and you will need to keep trying. There are no instant, painless cures and no "magic pills." However, you can learn new ways of looking at your problems that will be very helpful for changing your feelings and reactions. Most of my clients see me once a week for 2 to 4 months.
I am looking forward to working with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Behavioural Science
Post Graduate EMDR training
Post Graduate CBASP training
I am an accredited BABCP psychotherapist
I am an Anxiety UK approved Therapist
I am an accredited practitioner with EMDRA UK. (Eye Movement and Desensitisation and Reprocessing Association UK).
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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If you have been depressed for some time or have enduring recurrences of depression and are feeling disconnected from your environment, it is likely that you are experiencing interpersonal problems related to your depression. Then Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) can help. CBASP is a highly structured, interpersonally focused version of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and is an effective intervention for depression, particularly for individuals who have experienced chronic symptoms. The treatment teaches clients to see each interaction as separate, thus reducing the tendency to ruminate about the ways in which each issue relates to other problems in life.
I offer one to one sessions of 50-60 minutes for £80
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I am an accredited member of:-
EMDRA UK (Eye Movement and Desensitisation and Reprocessing Association UK)
BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)