Welcome, I’m Jamie. I work with clients online, by telephone and face-to-face (indoors and outdoors). I offer a free 30 minute consultation so that we can get a sense of what it might feel like to work together. I currently have space for online and telephone working on a Tuesday and there is a wait to work face-to-face on a Monday.
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. If this has been your experience, you may feel lost, alone and unsure where to turn for help. Perhaps the only way it feels like you can manage is to keep busy and disconnect from your feelings. This was my experience growing up and through my working life and I feel so fortunate to have found people and practices that have enabled me to find my way home to myself.
Whatever has brought you here, I can offer you a 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 that have perhaps become stuck. I also do this using mindfulness to help you become more aware of what is going on in your experience and the 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 things 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. I will always respond to emails and aim to do this within a week, please check your spam or junk email folder as replies may be there.
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. In addition, I have 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 and Teacher 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 a selection of additional courses I have attended:
- Contemporary Grief Theory - delivered by Joanna Williams (Head of Counselling at Professional Help).
- Counselling and Psychiatry Workshops with Professor Mary Boyle, Rachel Freeth, Helen Kewell and Joanna Moncrieff.
- Moving Your Practice Online – delivered by the Online Therapy Institute.
- Staying compassionate with hidden disability – delivered by Elizabeth Turp.
- 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.
- Counselling Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse – delivered by Jo Ridley.
- Accredited Non-Religious Pastoral Care Volunteer – delivered by Humanists UK.
- 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.
- Counselling former members of abusive groups and relationships – delivered by Gillie Jenkinson through BACP.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday afternoons and evenings for face to face appointments. Tuesday day or evening for online or telephone appointments.