Jade West, Clinical Psychologist
Therapy and Counselling in Bristol / Keynsham
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I am a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist in Bristol, with a warm and patient approach. I offer one-to-one therapeutic counselling / talking therapy in Keynsham. My practice is within easy reach of South Bristol, Saltford and Bath.
As a therapist, and from my own personal therapy, I have experienced how 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 listen deeply to what people bring to their therapy space. Many of the people that I have worked with have reported feeling comfortable with me, which has allowed them to open up about their most troubling thoughts and feelings. I provide a nurturing, non-judgemental space, where we can begin to build a trusting relationship.
As a Clinical Psychologist I have an in-depth training and knowledge of a range of different difficulties and evidence-based therapies. Having this integrative approach means that I am able to tailor the therapy to best suit your own individual needs. I don't have a set approach, but mainly draw from my experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Attachment Theory.
I am experienced in working with a range of difficulties, including:
- Anxiety, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Low mood, depression or lack of pleasure in life
- Difficulties with anger
- Trauma, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Self-criticism and low self-esteem
- Difficulties around identity / sense of self
- Unhelpful relationship patterns
- Loss, bereavement or grief
- Existential themes, such as loss of meaning in life, or fears about death
I offer both short and long-term therapy in Keynsham, with regular reviews so we can make sure the therapy is suiting your needs.
I offer the first meeting at a reduced rate of £45. This initial meeting gives us the chance to talk about your needs and expectations, and to see whether I can help. It would give you a sense of how I work, with the opportunity to ask any questions.
How many sessions will I need?
Each person I work with is very different and so it is difficult to predict how many sessions will be needed. My aim would be to work with you for as long as is helpful to you. I offer everyone a review after six sessions, as well as regular check-ins to ensure that you are finding the sessions helpful.
Please feel free to contact me if you have a query about therapy or would like to arrange an initial meeting.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in psychological services since 2005. In this time, I have worked with a wide range of individuals, providing individual and group-based counselling and talking therapy. Since qualifying as Clinical Psychologist from the University of Exeter, I have continued to work within the NHS alongside my private practice in Keynsham.
I am experienced in working with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, and low self-esteem. Much of my experience has involved working with people who have had difficulties in relation to early trauma and/or emotional neglect.
During my career and through my own therapy experience, I have developed my interest in Mindfulness Based Therapy. Mindfulness practice is an important part of my life and wellbeing.
My Qualifications and Accreditations
Clinical and Abnormal Psychology (MSc)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
I receive regular Clinical Supervision
I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and follow their ethical framework of good practice
Here are some of the comments that I have received from people I have worked with:
"Thank you for all your help over the last few months. It has had a huge impact on my life and I am extremely grateful".
“The therapy has helped me discover why I might have certain difficulties, and how I can cope with them. I feel prepared for any other issues that may arise, and applying these methods in everyday life has changed my perspective for the better”.
“I want to thank you so much for your help and support. I have made progress that I didn't think was possible. I feel so much happier and content, and for once I believe in myself and know that I am worthy of love and care. Thank you for giving me the space and safety to discuss things that I didn't even know had affected me so much. Thank you for your kindness and for always listening. As I embark on this next phase of my life, I know I will have the strength to deal with the challenges that come my way, thanks to you”.
“I could not have moved forward without the therapy”.
“I was able to speak freely without being judged and was made to feel at ease and talk about each problem while receiving full respect from Jade and sympathy”.
"Thank you for your kindness and understanding, and for helping me to be kind and understanding to myself".
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
The initial meeting is £45 and gives us the chance to talk about your needs and see whether I can help.
Further sessions are £55.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Therapy sessions are weekly and are available during the day, on week days. I can offer one or two evening spaces when available. My main working days are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Types of client