Jamie De Carvalho
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There are many reasons why someone may want to see a therapist, whether you are feeling depressed, are having difficulties with a relationship or feel like you just aren't who you used to be. Dealing with your problems alone can feel isolating. We all have difficulties in our lives and we react to these difficulties in very different ways. Therapy is a place to begin to understand your relationship with your difficulties and how this relationship affects your life.
It can help to speak to someone outside of your normal friendship group about your problems within a space free of judgement. Sessions are directed by my clients and I think of therapy as a way for myself and my clients to learn about who they are and how they function in the outside world. By doing this we can look at how you can better live with and manage the things that are bringing you to therapy.
I typically see clients once weekly for 50 minutes and we can discuss over what period we see each other when we meet. Many clients find it helpful to see a therapist over a few years once they begin to learn more about themselves while others are content to have a smaller number of sessions. The choice is yours and something we can discuss in our first session. If you would like to learn more about yourself, call, text or email.
Please visit www.minddiscourse.co.uk for more information about me and my practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Supervision, Centre for Supervision Training and Development, Bath (Current)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, University of South Wales (2021)
Moving your practice online, Online Therapy Institute (2020)
How to do counselling online, Open University (2020)
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton (2016)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton (2015)
Certificate in Therapeutic Engagement, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (2012)
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Bristol (2009)
I also have extensive experience working in various roles in inpatient and community mental health services working with a wide range of individuals in dire need.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £55.00 to £60.00
In person sessions are charged at £60 per 50 minutes.
Online or telephone sessions are charged at £55 per 50 minutes.
When I work
I have availability for in person clients between 0930 and 1500 and online/telephone clients throughout the day. If you have specific availability, please let me know when you make contact.
Please call or email me if you would like to arrange an initial consultation to discuss how we can work together. I am able to offer online and telephone sessions throughout the week and in person sessions within school hours.