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BA (Hons) Person-Centred Experiential Counsellor MBACP
Colchester, Essex, CO1

About me

During therapy I allow you to explore your world as you know it consciously. My role as your counsellor is not to try to interpret what I believe you are going through. I will view your world completely through your perspective, sitting alongside you as you begin to understand yourself on a whole new level. We can work together to discover what it is you feel you need to make a change. 

I believe in a holistic approach to healing. I may encourage you to explore your mind, body and soul through experiential and creative therapeutic techniques. Each of these three elements connect us to who we truly are, and when one of these areas become imbalanced this is when mental health problems can occur. I offer guidance in inviting the mind and the body to connect through meditative practices such as mindfulness and yoga.

My motivation to support others comes from seeing people grow and change into the people they have always desired to be. To be a part of an individual's journey on such a deep level is incredibly rewarding and I love nothing more than giving each unique person the valuable time and space to be their true selves. We have many different faces that we show the world, but I provide a safe space where you can explore who you truly are, without fear of being judged.

I am a qualified yoga teacher and am open to exploring the therapeutic benefits of this practice in the therapy room. I think that having an awareness of the breath and challenging the mind to stay calm in certain poses on the mat is another window to connect us to our true selves. If we slow things down, and turn our attention inward, rather than focusing on the world outside of ourselves, we can start to understand what it is we need to heal.

I have experience of working for Mental Health charities as a Counsellor and Crisis worker as well as practice within a psychiatric hospital as an outpatient therapist. My broad experience allows me to work with a variety of presenting conditions. However, the uniqueness of you as as individual is what will be the main focus of our work together. The core of my practice means that I believe we all have the ability within us to find the answers we need, to heal and grow towards our full potential. Nobody understands how we think and feel better than ourselves.

Online therapy options available to those who prefer this method of communication for therapy. Choose from telephone, Zoom or Microsoft Tea

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Diploma Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in working with Borderline Personality Disorder an Introduction
  • DBT Skills Training 
  • Understanding and working therapeutically with service users with Personality Disorder
  • Suicide Prevention & Crisis Work
  • Safeguarding Adults & Children Level 3 
  • 200hr Uplifted Yoga Teacher Training with Brett Larkin
  • 30 Day Yoga Teacher Training Course
  • Yoga Instructor Training
  • Working with Domestic Violence
  • Experience of working with Personality Disorder at The Haven Project 
  • Experience working within an IAPT setting as a High Intensity Therapist 

Member organisations

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

Yoga for mental health

Mindfulness

Breathing techniques

Grounding techniques

Use of CBT and DBT techniques when appropriate 

Emotion focused therapy 

Perfectionism 

Dermatillomania (skin-picking disorder) 

Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder)

Photos & videos

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • 15 minute free phone consultation.
  • £50 to be paid prior to each 50 minute therapy session.
  • £30 to be paid prior to each 60 minute private 1:1 therapeutic yoga session.
  • £65 to be paid prior to each 90 minute integrated yoga + therapy session (50 minute counselling/40 minute yoga practice)
  • I offer remote sessions for both counselling and yoga as well as face to face.
  • Yoga classes are therapeutic and restorative.
  • Fully qualified and insured.

When I work

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Afternoon
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Limited spaces available, evening only.

Colchester, Essex, CO1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Jade Maddocks

Jade Maddocks