Jade West, Integrative Therapist in Bath
If you are struggling, feeling stuck or overwhelmed, I can provide a safe and welcoming therapeutic space for you to explore whatever brings you to therapy. I am an Integrative Therapist, which means I tailor my approach to best suit your unique needs.
I am currently able to offer telephone or Zoom sessions.
In the sessions, I can support you on your journey of self-discovery and in helping you to connect with a more relaxed state of being. Therapy can help people to make meaningful changes in their lives, as well as develop acceptance and self-compassion for what cannot be changed. I have seen many of the people I have worked with benefiting from therapy, and I have found that therapy has been of great benefit to me in my own life.
I have fifteen years experience of working with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, and low self-esteem. I am also experienced in working with people who have gone through emotional neglect in their childhood and adolescence.
I can help with:
- Anxiety or panic
- Low mood, depression or lack of pleasure in life
- Shame or guilt
- Difficult experiences in childhood or adolescence
- Childhood emotional neglect
- Self-criticism and low self-esteem
- Unhelpful relationship patterns
- Feelings of mistrust / fear of abandonment or rejection
- Loss, bereavement or grief
- Existential themes, such as loss of meaning in life, or fears about death
It's important to feel comfortable with the therapist you work with. I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting, which gives you the chance to talk about what you are looking for, and to see whether I can help. I would explain how I work, and attend to any questions or concerns you may have. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions before deciding to arrange an initial meeting.
Please visit my website for more information: www.jadewesttherapy.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I have fifteen years experience working with a wide range of people, within the NHS and private practice. I originally trained as a Psychologist. Through my own personal journey, as well as my growing interest in the healing powers of mindfulness, I decided to begin training in Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute in Devon. I have my own mindfulness practice, which is an important part of my self-care and wellbeing.
My work is influenced by Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic theory, trauma research, and the psychology of mindfulness.
My Qualifications and Accreditations
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
- Foundation training in Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy (Karuna Institute)
- Currently training on the Post Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy (Kaurna Institute)
- I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and follow their ethical framework of good practice
- I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical framework
- I receive regular Clinical Supervision
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are weekly, and the fee is £50.