Akeso Counselling - Jamie Forster
85 Wheelock Street
Hi, my name is Jamie, I am an integrative therapist whose work is deeply rooted in the person-centred perspective. I endeavour to offer you an empathic and non-judgemental therapeutic experience, that is designed to make you feel accepted and safe to explore the furthest corners of your life. I do not focus on issues, I focus on people and truly believe that in the right environment anyone can gain a greater understanding of their self and facilitate the change they want to see in their own lives. I believe that you are the expert in your own life and my job is simply to support you during difficult times and together we can find the best way forward for you!
I received my postgraduate diploma in counselling psychology from Keele University and am a registered member of the BACP, the professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists. As part of my training, I worked at a busy GP's surgery who support a community of over 17,000 people. I also worked as a student counsellor at St. Luke's Hospice, work that I find deeply rewarding and have stayed on as a volunteer with the family support team.
I have a special interest in working with loss and bereavement. Supporting people through the grieving process is hugely rewarding work and it is an absolute privilege to be a part of such an intimate process.
I also have a keen interest in working with young people and their families. Being young can be such a difficult experience for some, growing and developing in such a fast paced world can be so confusing! I enjoy working with young people and exploring what it means to be them, it can be wonderful to assist families in learning how to communicate effectively with one another.
Please don't hesitate it get in touch! I am always willing to have a non-obligatory chat and answer any questions that you may have about what counselling might look like for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Psychology - The Open University
PGCert and PGDip Counselling Psychology - Keele University
Safeguarding workshop- CPD with Place2Be
Loss and Grief Course - St. Lukes
Supporting Children through family illness and/or bereavement - St. Lukes
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
Sessions are 50 minutes
£40/hour for face to face or zoom (online) counselling
£55/hour for couples counselling (please allow 90 minutes for these sessions)
£25/hour student counsellors
Quick chat and check in session available for existing clients. I am able to do home visits in some situations.
Please see www.akesocounselling.co.uk for further details
I respectfully request that payment is made on or before the day of the session. Either by cheque or cash on the day or by bank transfer (BACS) or PayPal payments which can be taken 24-48 before the session, I’m sorry I am unable to take card payments at this time. We can arrange block payments for the duration of the therapeutic contract after the 1st appointment.
Minimum of 24 hours notice is required for all cancellations or a fee of £20 will be charged.
£10 room surcharge included in all fees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - 3pm - 8pm Tues - 3pm - 8pm Wed - 10am - 7pm Frid - 3pm - 8pm Sat - 10am - 4pm