Jakana Rita

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Chatteris PE16 & Bury St. Edmunds PE33
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About me

I work from Both Bury St Edmonds in Suffolk and Chatteris in Cambridgeshire near Huntingdon. It is simple to contact me via email or Telephone. Leave a voice message in my inbox calling 077250 47553 Leave your name and telephone number and I will return your call within one working day. You can also leave a text message if you prefer or alternatively email me at jakanaritatherapy@gmail.com I will respond to your email within a day. 

I have in the past Specialised in Addiction and substance misuse along side my regular practice.  I am currently in the process of opening a facility for CPD training in addictions where I will be facilitating group therapy. peers can help each other by knowing they are not alone and feel supported by peers suffering from exactly what they are also struggling with in life. I provide psychoeducation groups for addiction.  Groups for the famillies are also provided to help them learn about there loved one and how to cope. one to one counselling services will run from Bury St Edmonds and in Chatteris.

My passion in life has always been to help others. Everybody can experience healing and find new meaning in life, with the right guidance. Helping People to overcome Depression and Anxiety by reframing perspectives and beliefs that influence thinking patterns that can lead to a sense of hopelessness. rewiring thought processes and helping you find perpose again. 

By exploring your past and challenging belief systems that has been cemented by early experiences. Gaining a deeper understanding of our inner world can help to change our experience of life today. How you perceive the world will directly affect how you experience it, and our experience of the world will affect we operate in it. Most of us wish to change curtain arias of our lives but are unsure why we cant do it or why we do what we do. Change can often start with a shift of perspective

I am  Psychodynamic trained therapist with specialism in Addictions and family's affected by Addictions. I am well practiced in working with trauma and adverse childhood experiences. I help to bring the unconscious mind to the conscious to bring into focus what we may not already know about ourselves, shedding light on inner issues that may hold us back.

I am IFS informed and embrace other techniques such as CBT and DBT to tailor to individual client needs. internal family systems looks at the parts of ourselves that are stuck. whether this an inner critic, or a part of us that is fearful of moving forwards. Listening to conflicting parts can help relax the uncomfortable defences, helping people to be free from painful patterns they may be repeating.

I am practiced in working with depression and anxiety, addictive behaviors, self-esteem, co-dependency, perfectionism, eating disorders and other interpersonal relationships issues. CBT and DBT is a way I help clients examine their thinking and belief systems. The influence of these, and how they impact life. I work to increasing resilience to difficult emotions if they feel too overwhelming and helping the client to overcome and move through difficult times.

I work compassionately and interrogatively using different skills to bring about change for the individual. Therapy is a deeply personal experience and should be uniquely tailored to the person.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my training in 2015 where I studied in Cambridge for 4 years. I trained in counselling using CBT approaches, humanistic approaches and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy. Certificate in Counselling Level 2/3 I went on to achieve my Diploma in Psychodynamic theory.                           (Level 4) Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am now a registered member of the BACP(MBACP) which are governed by an Ethical Framework.  curently I am working towards my (accreditation) with the BACP.

In support of my work I recieve regular suppervision from a highly  qualified and experienced supervisor using IFS methods.  

 I spent 4 years working as a full time therapist in residential settings helping people with addictions, childhood trauma and eating disorders.                             Along side this I worked with the families of clients to improve the relationships and promote the healing process. Part of my training with my Diploma incorporated, working with couples, helping couples learn to communicate better and improving their relationships.

I now work in private practice providing one to one therapy from my practice. I have completed further training in eating dissorders and Internal Family systems which informs my practice today. 

I have an in-depth knowledge of the 12-steps and addiction and 12-steps and eating disorders. 

Other Training includes                                                                                               Psychology; BSc (Hons) Degree                                                                               Couples Therapy                                                                                                               Working with suicide and self harm                     

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

If you are a student or are on a low income or unemployed we can disscus pay options for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am able to accommodate weekend slots sometimes for clients unable to commit to any other times during the week.

Further information

The Premises in Bury St Edmonds is known as the Farmers club and is a beautiful building with gardens and a place to relax either before or after the session. It is completely anonymous and nobody would know the reason for your visit, as it is open to members using the location for different types of business. there is a cafe on site and a restaurant which cooks fantastic homecooked food. 

The Chatteris location is a discreet location in Chatteris where I work from a summer house located at the end of the garden at the back of the property.  

96 Bridge Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6RN

10 Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, PE33 1HQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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