PG Dip, BA (Hons), MNCS (Prof Accred)
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Hi, I'm Jamie, I am approachable and open, with plenty of experience of the tough as well as smoother times in life. I’ve managed to find growth in some pretty adverse times and faced issues of my own. I am someone who doesn’t judge others for their mistakes because I know what it feels like to be on the receiving end of that.
I have a practice in one-to-one counselling, and also co-facilitate therapeutic Mindfulness sessions to groups at the Maggie’s Cancer Centre at Nottingham’s City Hospital.
What I offer
I am a person-centred therapist which means I will sit alongside you on whatever journey you are on without trying to make right or fix you or change any outcome to fit any other agenda than yours.
I will offer unconditional support, not try to be in control of your journey, and I will not judge you.
Sessions are your chance to talk in confidence through your difficulties, challenges and personal issues in a relaxed, friendly and easy-going way.
Sessions are either in-person from a beautiful private space in a well-being centre in the village of Ruddington a short journey from West Bridgford and Nottingham City centre, or online on Zoom or WhatsApp.
What is the cost?
Generally, the fee is £45 for a 50-minute session with a concessionary rate of £35. Longer sessions are available for £65. I am flexible and can adapt my fees should your circumstances change.
What are my qualifications?
My main Counselling qualification is a BA (Hons) first class from the University of Nottingham in Humanistic Counselling Practice. I also hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness and Compassion from Coventry University which included training in teaching Mindfulness and Compassion in group settings.
If you'd like to get started by having an informal chat please email or text me and I will contact you as soon as I can to organise a time and day that works for us both.
The well-being centre is run by a chiropractor, a regulated profession, and is a medical setting. It is therefore a requirement, unless exempt, for facemasks to be worn in the waiting and other public areas of the centre. The therapy room is cleansed between client sessions. Sessions themselves are assessed individually regarding COVID risk and you are involved in that process. Clearly, please do not attend should you have any COVID symptoms.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree, first class, in Humanistic Counselling Practice from the University of Nottingham (a Russell Group university that is considered to be a leading centre of excellence in the field of counselling and psychotherapy). The Degree Programme involved a significant element of personal exploration and discovery as well as learning to understand through experience the underpinning principles of Person Centre Theory. Consequently Personal Therapy was a mandatory requirement. 200 hours of direct supervised client work at a placement was also a mandatory element. An ability to work with ethical challenges and to demonstrate an ability to work within an ethical framework was also a mandatory requirement of the course.
My degree has a focus on Person-Centred Psychotherapy; Addiction; Grief and Loss; and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
I also have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness and Compassion. This course involved learning the historical context to modern Mindfulness practice, differing modern applications of Mindfulness, and teaching skills. We created our own structured eight week Mindfulness programme for a specific client group.
Within the mental health sector I have over six years experience in facilitating Mindfulness-based therapy classes and workshops with the Nottingham Mindfulness Group, and over four years experience of providing one to one counselling, and therapeutic group sessions, in a professional capacity.
Professional Accredited Registrant with the National Counselling Society, MNCS (Prof Accred).
Continuing Professional Development on:
- National Counselling Society Ethical Practice
- National Counselling Society Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
- Working in Private Practice
- Mindfulness Retreat Days including:
- Compassion and Self-Compassion
- Calming a Busy Mind
- Introducing Mindfulness and Compassion
- Yoga and Bodywork
- Moving Your Practice Online
- Writing and delivering an 8 week Mindfulness course for people in recovery from addiction
- Applying Neuroscience in Counselling Practice
- Attachment theory
- Preparing to Work with Loss and Bereavement
- Recognising Sex and Porn Addiction
After having a significant and life changing experience of counselling myself in 2008, I began a journey of self-development that eventually brought me to the point of becoming a counsellor – and I feel that I have now found a role in life that I truly thrive in. I have over four year's experience in the Mental Health field working with adults of all ages. My experience as a counsellor includes working with many instances of: depression; low self-esteem; significant personal dilemmas; childhood trauma; abuse and historic abuse; bereavement, grief and loss; physical disabilities; chronic illness; intrusive thoughts; suicidal thoughts; cases were “things just don't feel right” for a client, or they are feeling profoundly sad; numbness and “numbing out”; difficulties coping with change; and, of course, the considerable general stresses and strains of modern living.
My professional background also extends to mindfulness (and the use of mindfulness in counselling). This can sometimes be a helpful tool as mindfulness focuses on what is felt in the body in the present moment – so giving an easy and tangible way to access emotions and feelings, which can otherwise be difficult to identify and describe.
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National Counselling Society (NCS)
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £35.00 to £65.00
Concessions offered for
£45 per 50 minute session
90 minute sessions available on request are £65
£35 Students & Trainee Counsellors
When I work
- In-person availability Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to last appointment at 4pm.
- Online availability Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 12pm to last appointment at 4pm.