Jacqui Westwell Dip. MSc. UKCP. MBACP. ONLINE COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
How can I help?
People come to therapy for a multitude of reasons and I understand that it can be difficult taking the step to come to counselling if you are struggling in some way, feeling stuck or lost. Ultimately most people want to feel better able to cope with problems, improving their quality of life.
I understand how difficult it can be to feel stuck in whatever distress you may be feeling. I aim to offer you a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgmental space where you can explore challenging issues and feelings. I passionately believe that whatever challenges we currently face, whatever sadness, anger or frustration we are carrying around with us, we have it within us to change our experience. I believe building greater self-awareness, understanding and self-acceptance is healing and offers opportunities for change and growth.
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have studied and draw on a number of theories (including Humanistic, Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis) in order to work in a way that suits you and the issues you bring. I see adults (18+) face to face and online. The pace and duration of therapy varies and depends on your needs and I offer both short-term and long-term therapy.
I completed my Diploma and MSc at Metanoia which is widely regarded as one of the most thorough trainings available. I work at Riverside Counselling Service in Henley-Upon-Thames as well as running my private practice based in Marlow.
I am accredited by the UKCP, adhering to their ethical guidelines which includes undertaking regular Continuing Professional Development.
This is not an exhaustive list but I have experience of helping people with;
- Anxiety/Stress/Panic Attacks
- Abuse & Trauma
- Personality Adaptations including BPD
- Self Esteem & Shame
- Relationship Issues
- Loss & Grief
Take the next step...
Please give me a call on 07515 564077 or send an email via the link if you would like to discuss your needs further without any obligation. If you would like to consider therapy with me, we can then arrange an initial assessment session.
The initial assessment is an opportunity for us to discuss your concerns, and your hopes for therapy. It is also a chance for us to get a sense of each other, to see if you feel comfortable with me and how we might work together to bring about the changes you are hoping for. There is overwhelming evidence to show that the key to good therapeutic outcome rests not only in your desire for change but also in the quality of the therapeutic relationship that is, between you and I. It is vital therefore that you feel you are comfortable working with me and that we are able to build a good relationship based on mutual respect and trust.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
MSC Humanistic Psychotherapy
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 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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial exploratory session £90 (1 ½ Hour)
Subsequent sessions (50 minutes) £65 per session
N.B. Fees are reviewed yearly.
Concessions are available for on-going clients who meet with financial difficulties during the course of their therapy.
If you are a self supporting student please enquire about the possibility of a reduced fee.