Jade Officer

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MBACP (Accred) BA(hons) Psychology Dip. CBT
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, ML9 2SE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I am a qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a deep-rooted passion and desire to help others lead a happy and fulfilled life, I believe we all deserve that. I have extensive experience in treating a wide range of conditions including Anxiety; Depression; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Eating Disorders and Bereavement. I also have experience supporting people to develop and strengthen their social skills such as, self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness which can often lead to new opportunities and life choices. During my time as a therapist, I have worked with both individuals and Groups and supported them through the therapeutic process. For me, there is nothing more satisfying than helping to facilitate the progress of an individual and watching them rise and flourish from what can sometimes be a very dark place. My overall ethos is to promote better mental health for all, this will involve a process of change and growth through the use of evidence-based interventions tailored to individual needs.

I provide a safe and secure space for you to explore your difficulties, any challenges that you may face or have faced in your past. You will hopefully finish therapy equipped with the tools to help you lead the life you want and deserve.

Our sessions together will last 50 minutes. Initially we will focus on getting to know one another and explore what you hope to achieve from therapy, we will then collaboratively devise a plan to facilitate these goals.

In our lives we often focus on supporting others, making sure everyone else is OK and we can sometimes neglect ourselves and our own wellbeing. Therapy is about you and your journey, a space to reflect and think about what you want from life.

As with all therapists, I engage in monthly supervision to help strengthen and regulate my practice. I am fully insured to practice, and all qualifications, insurances and certificates are available to view upon request.

If you have any queries regarding Counselling or CBT, please don't hesitate to contact me.

* Feedback from clients

"I'd like to say CBT counselling enabled me to speak about my anxiety and recognise I need to take control of it. Anxiety is part of my life, which I think may stem back to when my dad was murdered when I was nearly 5 years of age. Which you (Jade) did through actively listening to me, feeding back to me on areas of my life I did not fully recognise I let anxiety run away with me, leading to negative outcome for myself. Also, the homework (thought records, actively breathing, recognise the triggers, reading 'Starry, starry night'), I regularly need to do on a daily basis, to enable me to hold the 'reigns of anxiety 'at workplace. Mindfulness techniques I further apply."

"I felt comfortable straight away with Jade. I felt she structured the sessions with patience and understanding which allowed me to work through my issues productively and at a comfortable pace. I particularly liked how any decisions or changes to be made were directed back to me when I was ready to make them".

"it made such a difference speaking to you, hopefully now I can make a difference for me"

"Jade, this has been so helpful to me. CBT has enabled me to take back control of my life and made me realise change is my responsibility and only I can make the changes. I have started to view things so much more positively and the impact this has had on my mood swings is incredible. I feel proud of myself for the first time in my life. Thank you."

"I don't quite know how you done it, but you saved my life. I never saw a way out of the hole I was in, it was hard and emotional and at times I wanted to give up but you reassured me and motivated me to keep going I am forever thankful that you did. My life has changed dramatically for the better. I actually like it now and when I think of the future, I feel happy and excited rather than sadness and dread"

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the following qualifications:

  • BA (hons) degree in Psychology
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling
  • COSCA Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Accredited Pregnancy and infant loss Specialist - The Foundation For Infant loss Training
  • Supporting Clients with subsequent pregnancies after loss
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid
  • SMART recovery Facilitator
  • Solihull Approach: Understanding Trauma

I also attend regular professional development events , some recent events include

  • Working with Sexual deviancy
  • CBT for Personality Disorders
  • Developing your trauma informed practice
  • Child protection

I have extensive experience working with Employment Assistance Programmes an I am currently accepting referrals,

I have Specialised knowledge and experience in the addiction field, particularly in the treatment of substance misuse and the various psychological factors surrounding this.

I am an Accredited Pregnancy and infant loss specialist and warmly welcome referrals from anyone who has experienced these tragic losses.

I am a member of BABCP and registered member of the BACP and follow code of ethics accordingly.

Member organisations

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.

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

A free 15 minute telephone consultation is available to anyone considering entering therapy. This may be useful if you are unsure or have any questions you would like answered before committing financially. This is also available to those who may want to chat about a friend or family member entering therapy. These consultations will be informal and no personal details will be taken.

Individual Session (face to face)  - 50 minutes: £55

Individual Session (telephone/video call) - 50 minutes: £55

I can accept referral from Employee Assistance Programmes. This can be discussed by contacting me on details provided.

When I work

To suit Client

Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, ML9 2SE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Jade Officer
Jade Officer