Jamie de Carvalho - Psychotherapist
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
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, University of South Wales (To be completed 2020)
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Face to face sessions are charged at £50 per 50 minutes.
Online or telephone sessions are charged at £45 per 50 minutes.
Please call me if you would like to arrange an initial consultation to discuss how we can work together.