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JAM Counselling | BACP

About me

Do you feel overwhelmed, numb, sad or maybe you’re finding everything a bit much? I understand what it’s like when you can’t see a way forward and you don’t feel heard. I can help you explore those thoughts and feelings in an empathic and non-judgemental space. 

I’m a qualified counsellor based in Widnes and I work in a person-centred way, which means I work with whatever you bring to the session and explore at a pace that you are comfortable. I have experience of working with a multitude of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, PTSD, bereavement, shame, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, LGBT issues, gender identity, stigma, unhelpful thoughts, feeling sad, social anxiety, low self-confidence, panic attacks,  sexual abuse and work-related stress.  

Phrases I often hear when people talk about coming to counselling:

“I wouldn’t know what to say” or “I’d have nothing to talk about”

“I just get on with things and don’t talk about my feelings”

“I’m fine, I don’t need therapy”

“They wouldn’t understand”

“They will judge me when they hear my issues”

“I don’t have time at the moment” 

Does any of this sound familiar? These are common concerns people have before coming to counselling and I offer a free phone consultation to understand what is troubling you and how I might be able to help. 

Counselling provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk about your issues. I can help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 18 years’ experience working for large corporate companies and understand the difficulties people face managing a stressful job as well as life commitments. I have worked with many clients experiencing overwhelm and struggling to find the right work life balance. 

As a Counsellor at Mind & Nightstop I have experience of working with a multitude of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, PTSD, bereavement, shame, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, LGBT issues, gender identity, stigma, unhelpful thoughts, confidence, sexual abuse and work-related stress.  

I also have experience working with LGBT related issues such as shame & trauma, chemsex, alcohol & drugs, stigma, gender identity, sexuality, relationships and suicidal thoughts. 

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Counselling – Current
  • Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling
  • Level 2 Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Mental Health first aider

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per session

When I work

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Widnes, Cheshire, WA8

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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