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About me

Please note that due to Covid- 19 I am currently offering  sessions via Zoom or telephone  only.

I help people who are struggling with their relationship with food remove the anxiety, guilt, chaos and obsession about food. I work with emotional eating, disordered eating, binge eating, yo-yo dieting and body image.

  • Do you feel guilty about eating certain foods and/or the amount of food you eat?

  • Do you eat in secret to cope with your emotions?

  • Have you started a new diet but are finding yourself more anxious and depressed?

  • Are you afraid of  loosing control around food ?

If you answered YES to any of these questions and feel that you need support, I hear you and can help. Get in touch.

People who have reached out for support experienced the following:

  • decreased stress
  • a sense of calm around food
  • increased self-esteem,
  • self-acceptance
  • more energy
  • better relationships.                                           

                                                            HOW I WORK

I help people listen and connect to their body's wisdom and begin their journey into making peace with food. This is a process and when there are complex emotional attachments and beliefs around food this requires further exploration. This is where my training and experience can help. However you are in charge of your journey. I will facilitate the therapeutic journey by offering a listening ear, acceptance, non-judgement and empathy. I have witnessed first hand that when someone experiences these therapeutic conditions healing takes place. You will have a space to explore the dynamics of your relationship with food, identify your struggles and decide how you want to move forward. I will help you find tools to manage your emotions as well as create new ways of relating to food that are more congruent with who you are both emotionally and biologically.

Don't struggle alone. Help is only one click away. Get in touch.
                                          WHAT TO EXPECT IN A FIRST SESSION

The first session is an opportunity for you to tell me about you and for us both to decide how we are going to work together. It also involves filling in some paperwork in the first 5 minutes. The session lasts 50 minutes and I see clients weekly or fortnightly. I usually advise 6 sessions to start with but if you feel that you need less or more we can discuss what best suits you.

If you would like to book a no obligation 15 minute phone chat, get in touch.

Please note:

* If there is no immediate answer when you call it is possible I am in a session. Please leave me a message asking me to contact you and I will return your call as soon as possible. If you prefer you can also email or text for further details or to arrange a call back time.

*Counselling is not a crisis service. If you need immediate support please call Samaritans on 116123 or Childline on 08001111. Alternatively, you may also contact your GP.

Training, qualifications & experience

10 years Counselling experience.
Person-Centred Therapy and Humanistic Counselling

·     Certificate in Counselling Concepts

·     Certificate in Counselling Skills

·     Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling

·     Advanced Certificate in CBT Skills

·     Working with Binge eating certificate

·     How to deal with intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical voice certificate

·       Working with Shame certificate

·       Mental Health and the Body certificate

·     Registered member of the BACP

·     Accredited Member of the NCS


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Emotional Eating
  • Disordered Eating
  • Yo-yo Dieting
  • Body Image
  • Cross Cultural Issues
    Personal Development
  • Personal Development
  • Inner child Work

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Daytime and early evening appointments.

Individual and Group Therapy available.

  • Between £45 - £65 per 50 minute session for individuals
  • £35 for a weekly space in the group. Group number up to 6 people.  Group sessions are held weekly for 90 minutes.
  • Concessions available for students and those on low income.

If you have any questions you are welcome to get in touch.


Daytime and evening appointments available weekdays.

Further information

I offer evening and daytime appointments and am based in the Wrexham area. There is good access on the A483 bypass to my counselling venue from Oswestry and Chester. Also, free parking is available. I see clients from around the country via Zoom. I work in both English and Portuguese language. It is my belief that everyone is unique and so I tailor therapy according to the individual's needs.


Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Portuguese
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Jael Ribeiro - Helping you make peace with food.

Jael Ribeiro - Helping you make peace with food.