Jacqui Pearse MBACP Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Couples Therapist
I'm a BACP registered therapist based in central Bath, offering short or long term counselling, psychotherapy and CBT to individuals (aged 16+) and couples. Due to the coronavirus crisis, I'm currently offering online sessions only, rather than the usual 'in person' sessions.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, eating disorders, loss/bereavement, trauma, workplace/career problems and so on. I have particular interests in working with relationship difficulties; issues with identity or sense of self (including relating to neurodiversity/autism spectrum); eating disorders; and the long-term effects of emotional abuse, neglect or trauma in childhood.
Very often, though, people come to therapy with a general sense that life isn't quite right, rather than a specific issue: perhaps you might be feeling a bit empty or lost, or generally overwhelmed by the demands of your life. I provide a warm and supportive environment in which we can explore whatever is concerning you, and help you identify new perspectives and possibilities.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Registered member of BACP (registration number 051039).
Graduate member of the British Psychological Society and member of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology. I'm in the final year of a BPS and HCPC accredited doctorate in counselling psychology, which includes training in relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, systemic therapy, CBT and supervision.
In addition to my private practice, I have experience of working in a variety of therapy and psychology services, including: a NHS secondary mental health service and specialist eating disorder unit; a hospital pain clinic; an occupational health service and a university counselling service.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 for weekly 55 minute sessions for individuals.
£55 for weekly 60 minute sessions for couples.