Jade West, Psychotherapy in Bath & Frome
Personalised Psychotherapy in Bath & Frome
Hello and welcome to my page!
I am an experienced therapist with a warm and authentic approach. I offer Psychotherapy in Bath and Frome, tailored to people's unique needs.
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 an empathic and non-judgmental space, where we can begin to build a trusting relationship.
I have fifteen years experience providing Psychotherapy, within the NHS and private practice. I am passionate about supporting and empowering people through their difficulties and life transitions. I originally qualified as a Psychologist, and I am currently engaged in further Psychotherapy training. Having both my Psychologist and Psychotherapy training means that I bring in-depth knowledge and a wealth of experience into my work with people.
I specialise in combining Psychotherapy with mindfulness practices. This involves having the opportunity to slow down and increase our awareness of how we are in the present moment, including how we are in relationship to others. This effective approach helps people to relieve suffering, to be more at ease with themselves, and helps to increase self-compassion. You do not need to have any prior knowledge or experience of mindfulness to benefit.
The therapy can also involve paying attention to our early developmental experiences and how they shape who we are today. Depending on your needs, sessions can also involve looking at practical tools such as CBT or assertiveness.
I am experienced in helping people with a range of difficulties, including:
- Anxiety, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Low mood, depression or lack of pleasure in life
- Difficulties with anger
- Difficult childhood experiences
- 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
Initial Meeting and Fees
The 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.
Session fees depend on location.
In Bath: The initial meeting is 50 minutes for £50. Further sessions are £60.
In Frome: The initial meeting is 30 minutes for £30. Further sessions are £50.
Sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes.
My Bath practice is based at The Practice Rooms, on Thursdays and Fridays. I also work in central Frome. Therapy sessions are weekly. I can offer some evening spaces when available.
How many sessions will I need?
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. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy.
Please feel free to contact me if you have a query about therapy or would like 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 individuals, providing individual and group-based Psychotherapy. I am passionate about supporting and empowering people through their difficulties and life transitions.
Since qualifying as a Psychologist from the University of Exeter, I have continued to work within the NHS alongside my private practice in Bath and Frome. Through my own personal therapy journey, as well as my growing interest in the healing powers of mindfulness, I decided to begin training in Core Process Psychotherapy (Mindfulness based Psychotherapy) at the Karuna Institute in Devon. Having both my Psychologist and Psychotherapy training means that I bring in-depth knowledge and a wealth of experience into my work with people.
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 integrating the benefits of mindfulness into therapy. I have my own mindfulness practice, which is an important part of my life and wellbeing.
My Qualifications and Accreditations
- Psychology (BSc)
- Clinical and Abnormal Psychology (MSc)
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
- Foundation training in Core Process Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy (Karuna Institute)
- Currently training on the Post Graduate Diploma in Core Process Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy (Kaurna Institute)
- 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 of your help over the last few months. It has had a huge impact on my life and I am extremely grateful".
“Thank you so much for everything this past year. You have helped me beyond words and I am very grateful. I have learnt a lot about myself and grown as a person and achieved things I nevr thought I'd be able to do”.
“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 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)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client