Jim Clancey MBACP (Accred)
01823338968 / 07725 988566
I offer a warm and open space for you to explore what you need to. Whatever we discuss between us is confidential as outlined in the BACP Ethical framework for good practice. Further information about this can be found on the BACP website and will also be covered as part of our contracting process.
My overall approach to therapy is Humanistic and most integral to my work with clients is Gestalt Therapy. However I am an integrative therapist, and often use elements and skills from a range of approaches such as Transactional Analysis, Person Centred, Existential Therapy and CBT. My whole approach is supported by Psychodynamic Theories of childhood, in particular Attachment Theory and Object Relations.
Training, qualifications & experience
1997 Certificate in Counselling Skills – CSCT - 1998 Certificate in Counselling Theory – CSCT
2001Cruse Bereavement Training – Cruse Bereavement Care
2002 Higher National Diploma in Counselling – BTEC
2011 Certificate in Group work Skills – CHPC Training
2014 Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy – CHPC Training
Currently studying – Diploma in Supervision – CSTD
Continuing Professional Development
2013 ‘Gestalt Therapy with Personality Disorders’ Dr Elinor Greenberg PhD, CGP
2014 ‘The Therapist is Present: Relational Artistry’ Dr Rich Hycner PhD
2015 ‘Mindfulness Based Stress Relief’ – Miranda Bevis, Somerset Mindfulness
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and began my professional training in 1997. In 1998 I moved to Somerset and have lived here ever since. In 2002 I completed my initial counselling training and then worked for several years in the field of addiction. In 2010 I trained as a Gestalt Psychotherapist with CHPC in Devon. During my career I have worked in a variety of settings including further education, residential treatment for addiction, private practice, street agencies and drop in centres.
I have had many years’ experience of providing individual counselling and as a group facilitator, as well as training and delivering educational workshops and lectures. In my last employment I also represented the counselling department in the organisation’s clinical and integrated governance meetings. Having mentored and supported students in their university placements, I was motivated to begin training as a counselling supervisor with CSTD. I am currently providing supervision to Counselling students in placement within a residential rehabilitation centre for addiction in Weston- Super- Mare. I will complete my Diploma in Supervision in 2017.
Throughout my career I have worked with a diverse range of clients, many with complex needs. Being an Accredited Member of the BACP I subscribe to their ethical framework and code of practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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I charge £55 per session and I have lower cost spaces available so it is worth enquiring. I can also offer lower cost sessions for Students of Counselling and Students seeking supervision.
I am currently training in supervision with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development in Bath Somerset. I can offer lower cost supervision at the moment until I obtain my diploma in 2017.
I can offer individual and group supervision. Please use the contact page to get in touch with me to see if I have spaces available for supervision. I am able to charge £40 per 60 minute session. Prices for group supervision can be negotiated depending on numbers attending. I am happy to provide supervision reports for colleges or accrediting bodies if needed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days and evenings
Types of client