Welcome, I’m Jamie. If like me, you have been through difficult experiences in life, you may be feeling lost and alone and unsure where to turn. You may not feel like that the only way to manage is to keep busy and disconnect from your feelings. It seems to me that much of our suffering in life comes from the difficult experiences we have and how they separate us from ourselves and others and from being able to fully listen to our feelings and give them voice. This was my experience growing up and through my working life, and it is only through the love and support of others that I have been able to find my way home to myself.
So, whatever has brought you here, I can offer you a warm and safe space where you are accepted for who you are, and where your emotions can have time and space to be heard. I’m here to help you find your way back to yourself. I do this through listening and coming alongside you to really understand what you are going through so that you can process and work through the emotions you have been holding onto. I also do this using mindfulness to help you become more aware of what is going on in your experience so that you can become more aware of habits that cause unnecessary suffering. I see you as a whole person; body, mind, emotions and spirit.
I have experience supporting people going through different experiences such as depression, anxiety, health difficulties, isolation and relationship problems. I have more specialist experience and training in bereavement. I offer a free 30 minute consultation because I feel it’s important that you experience what it might feel like to work together, and it also gives you the opportunity to talk about what is going on for you and ask any questions you might have about how we can work together.
You are really welcome to get in touch to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as the life experiences I bring to my practice, I have several years’ experience as a volunteer listener with Samaritans in addition to volunteering at a bereavement service for over two years. I have also volunteered at a cancer support service. I am an accredited member of the Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network and volunteer with Merseycare. My experience prior to counselling has been in education as a teacher and leading a team of student support where I offered coaching to students and staff. I also have experience of community advice work with young people and consultancy work supporting health professionals.
My professional qualifications:
- Master of Arts in Clinical Counselling with Distinction (BACP Accredited) University of Chester
- Certified Hakomi Practitioner Hakomi Education Network
- Institute of Leadership and Management Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring Liverpool John Moores University
- Master of Arts Advanced Educational Practice (Mentoring and Coaching) with Merit Liverpool John Moores University
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Science) Edge Hill University
I love to learn, and here are some of the additional courses I have attended:
- Starting out in Healthcare Chaplaincy - delivered by Keith Munnings and Meg Burton.
- Intercultural Competence – Unconscious Bias - delivered by Femi Otitoju.
- Pastoral and Spiritual Support team day at Merseycare - delivered by Psychiatry, Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Ward Management.
- Staying compassionate with hidden disability - delivered by Elizabeth Turp.
- Miscarriage, still born and abortion skills share - delivered by the Honeysuckle Bereavement Service from Liverpool Women's Hospital.
- Counselling Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse – delivered by Jo Ridley.
Accredited Non-Religious Pastoral Care Volunteer – delivered by Humanists UK.
- Supporting survivors of sexual violence, creative bereavement and play therapy –
- Inspire and Connect Conference delivered by The Creative Counsellors Club.
- ‘Psychs in the City’: Why don’t they just leave (domestic abuse) – delivered by Keri Nixon through the British Psychological Society.
- Loss and Bereavement Training Course – delivered by Liverpool Bereavement Service.
- Sexualised Trauma Training – delivered by Zoe Lodrick through Trust House Lancashire.
- Introduction to Existential Therapy – delivered by Emmy van Deurzen through Northwest CPD events for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
- Dreams - A Gestalt Approach – delivered by Alan Leach through Northwest CPD events for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
- A Pluralistic Approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy – delivered by Mick Cooper through Northwest CPD events for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
- Understanding Self-Injury and Self-Harm – delivered by Andrew Reeves through Chester University Counsellors' Community.
- Exploring Family Therapy – delivered by Ged Smith through Chester University Counsellors' Community.
- Mental Health First Aid – delivered by Mental Health First Aid England.
- Counselling former members of abusive groups and relationships – delivered by Gillie Jenkinson through BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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Standard sessions cost £50 an hour.
A discount is available for trainee counsellors or if you are on a supported income.
I am available in the City Centre for an additional charge of £15.
Please get in touch if you want to discuss this further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Disabled parking is available directly outside both places I practice from. At the Eco Offices, this can be booked in advance of your session.
Monday evenings Friday daytime/evening Other times available on request in Liverpool City Centre for an additional charge of £15 to cover room costs/travel.
Types of client