Jade Byford

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BSc Hons Counselling MBACP (Accred) FdA PC EMDR
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Hornchurch RM12 & Norwich NR1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


Firstly thank you for taking the time to read my profile.  What you are about to read has been proven to have positive results as I can verify from the evidence of change in my own life journey and the testimony of the hundreds of clients that I have helped to achieve the changes they were looking for in their lives from over 10 years of experience that I have.

Here’s what to expect when you first contact me:

  • I will respond promptly, by email, text or phone; whichever you prefer.
  • If you are then interested in meeting me I will offer you a FREE consultation.
  • In our first meeting I will ask you some questions about yourself and you will have the opportunity to discuss your reasons for seeking counselling and what you want to achieve from it.
  • Once we have spoken you can decide how you want to proceed. You will always be in control of your therapy, having the choice to end when you feel that you have reached your goals.

What to expect from our sessions:

  • I will listen to you without judgement and in confidence and help you to gain understanding around your feelings and behaviours, as I have gained a wealth of knowledge and research with neuroscience. This is the leading science in the future of therapy and it will give you the understanding of how your brain works and why you are experiencing your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. This will give you the power to change those experiences and behaviours that are causing you challenges in your life.
  • We will work on the changes you seek in counselling together in order to give you the positive life that you so truly deserve.
  • If you feel it is helpful for you I am also trained in art therapy, relaxation and mindfulness techniques and meditation as well as talking therapies.
  • I can help you experimentally find and use alternative behaviours and strategies through CBT techniques and exposure exercises that I am skilled in which will give you better coping tools and life skills for a more fulfilling life.
  • I will help you reflect upon and understand your feelings and thoughts through a variety of different counselling skills, helping you to get to know yourself better and improve your relationships, firstly with yourself and those close to you.


Counselling is a unique type of relationship which creates the opportunity for you to gain insight and understanding in a safe and supportive space through talking and being fully heard and not judged. Therapy works best through an accepting, supportive, challenging and safe relationship with the aim to help you move forward in life with a more positive and healthier approach.

We will look at how we can use our time together to help you gain different perspectives with your present concerns. If we both feel that working together feels right for you we can negotiate either working long-term or short-term (6 weeks). We will review your progress  weekly. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call or email me anytime during the week and weekends. Remember I am here to help.

YOUR COUNSELLING ROOM   (Currently only in Hornchurch Essex)

Your counselling room has a warm welcoming fire place, a big cosy soft armchair and cushions, is light and spacious and as many clients have informed me has a very positive healing energy where you will feel safe and instantly at ease.

Training, qualifications & experience


I am passionate about psychology and have trained in numerous areas and will continue to professionally develop my skills with further education in order to give you the most up to date research and skills to help you overcome the challenges that we all face in our lives.

A brief list of my training so far:

  • I am an Accredited Member of the BACP.
  • I have a diploma in Counselling skills.
  • Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling.
  • BSc Hons Degree Integrative Counselling.
  • EMDR (Europe Accredited Training)
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
  • Facilitate supervision groups.
  • Fully qualified to offer remote therapy & supervision.
  • Author in Bereavement Research.
  • Training & Certificate in Couples Counselling.
  • Training & Certificate in play therapy/ arts therapy.
  • Fully trained in CBT, Neuroscience, Focusing Therapy, Mindfulness, Person Centred & Integrative Practice.
  • Training with PTSD.
  • Fully qualified to work with Trauma using EMDR
  • Training in self-harming.
  • Training with anxiety & depression.
  • Training with anger management.
  • Provide training for qualified & therapists in training.                                                                                                                             

I am a successful publisher researching the issues surrounding bereavement.

I hold full insurance and am CRB checked to an enhanced level. I have an Honorary Degree level qualification in Psychotherapy & Counselling .This means I am a counsellor highly trained in personal therapeutic work. Where a majority of counsellors have had a lot less significant training, I have had 5 years training in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I am a fully trained and highly qualified Accredited counsellor and supervisor, registered with the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists, which demonstrates a superior level of training and expertise as verified by the BACP. I am fully qualified to offer online/telephone therapy & supervision registered with ACTO (association for Counselling and Therapy online.) I have a very successful private practice alongside many years experience working with a charitable organisation as a Senior Counsellor offering supervision groups, running training workshops and providing counselling for children, adults, couples & families. I specialise in couples counselling, brain development in childhood,  trauma, dysfunctional unwanted behaviours, thoughts and feelings in adulthood, Bereavement counselling, and have over 10 years experience working with a variety of adult issues including;

  • people who have attempted suicide or have suicidal thoughts,
  • people who have suffered trauma,
  • people with depression and anxiety and OCD,
  • people in troubled relationships, & Couples,
  • people who have been sexually or emotionally abused,
  • people recovering from an unhealthy abusive relationship/childhood,
  • women with miscarriage and termination issues,
  • people who have suffered loss, loss of hope, and bereavement,
  • people with work related problems, bullying, stress and harassment,
  • people who self-harm,
  • people with a diagnosis from a former health professional,
  • People suffering with long-term health issues,
  • People experiencing unwanted feelings, thoughts and behaviours,
  • People requiring a new direction in life.

I have many years experience previously working with children’s needs as a school counsellor in many schools in the Borough of Havering. I also offer couples therapy. I am fully trained as an Integrative therapist having the flexibility to offer a wide range of extensive counselling interventions tailoring therapy around your unique individual concerns. I work with work related stress as an employee of Lyra Healthcare & Bupa. I am a fully qualified EMDR therapist having trained with the accredited association of EMDR Europe enabling me to apply the most reliable skills of EMDR techniques to alleviate PTSD & trauma related issues.  As a qualified supervisor supporting other therapists I offer Integrative supervision which again I will tailor to your specific developmental and clients needs. I also train therapists and school staff in workshops covering many areas that present with-in the field of therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£25.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

All fees are negotiable according to personal financial circumstances and start from £25. FREE online/phone consultation. Supervision rates start at £50 per hour.  Please email, text or call me anytime for a personal quote.

I am also professionally registered with Lyra Healthcare and Bupa.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytimes, evenings, weekends.

Hornchurch, Essex, RM12

13-17 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My practice is in Elm Park, not far from Elm Park underground station, with good transport links to Romford, Upminster, Rainham, Thurrock and Barking & Dagenham. There is ample free parking.

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In person

I am a fully qualified supervisor having obtained my qualification in clinical supervision on a course endorsed by the BACP.

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Jade Byford
Jade Byford