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Accredited CBT therapist / Trainee Counselling Psychologist

About me

Introductions

Hello, I'm Jamie. I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBP), an Integrative Counsellor and an accredited Clinical Supervisor. I work with individuals and offer a warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere, in order to promote development and change.

Therapeutic Approach

I work primarily as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and work within the Ethical Frameworks of the BACP and BABCP.  Although CBT is a recommended therapy for people suffering from depression and/or anxiety, I also tailor my approach to suit your needs. I also integrate a Person-Centred approach/third-wave approaches within my work - I am happy to discuss your options.

Qualifications and Memberships

It is important you choose a therapist who is both appropriately qualified and who is accountable to a professional body. I hold a Bs/c degree in Psychology, an MA in Integrative Counselling, and a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT. I am currently studying for a doctoral qualification at City, University of London in order to become a Counselling Psychologist.

I have a special interest in working with people who have OCD, and my doctoral thesis focusses on the therapy experiences of women when disclosing their unwanted, intrusive thoughts during CBT for perinatal OCD.

I hold Full Accreditation as a CBT Therapist with the BABCP; I am listed on BABCP's official register of CBT therapists - http://www.cbtregisteruk.com/Default.aspx

I work hard to ensure my therapeutic knowledge is up to date by attending CPD events and have regular supervision. My CRB check is also kept up to date.

Experience

There is an important difference between those who work online with appropriate training versus those who moved their work online in response to the pandemic. I have had a successful online and face-to-face practice for over seven years, and have undertaken specific training in delivering therapy online.

I have many years' experience working with children, adolescents and adults, and work with people from a range of backgrounds. and who are suffering from a vast range of difficulties. As well as running a private practice, I also worked as a therapist for the mental health charity Mind for 11 years.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Fully BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist.

I am currently studying for my doctoral qualification in Counselling Psychology.

I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor and have studied IAPT CBT supervisory practice at the University of Surrey as well as a BACP approved certificate in Clinical Supervision. I have also undertaken the UDOL post-grad certificate in Clinical Supervision. I have supervised counsellors, High Intensity trainees and trainee and qualified psychological wellbeing practitioners.

I hold a Bs/c in Psychology, a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.

I began my counselling career working with adolescents with mental health issues within a secondary school. This overlapped with me working as a counsellor at Mind, where I worked from 2009-2020. I have also worked as an online counsellor, working with children and young people. I completed further study at Salomons (Canterbury Christ Church University) in order to train as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I now also work for CCCU as an academic marker on their High Intensity training programme.

As a therapist, I have to undergo continuing professional development (CPD). Recent CPD are as follows:

Feb 2021 - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Self-Esteem

July-August 2020 - Delivering Effective Online Therapy

July 2020 - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

May-July 2019 - Working with people with Long-Term Health Conditions

Nov 2018 - CBT for Eating Disorders

May 2017 - Treating Disgust Across Anxiety Disorders
May 2016 - Single Session Treatment of Phobias
Apr - July 2016 - Clinical Supervision Course
Jan 2016 - 2 day workshop on working with children and adolescents
Dec 2015 - 2 day OCD Masterclass
Oct 2015 - Feb 2016 - 5 day IAPT Supervision training (at the University of Surrey)
Oct 2014 - OCDUK Conference

August 2010 - Working Therapeutically Online

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Financial Difficulties
Dealing with a diagnosis of an illness
Health Anxiety
Social Phobia

Fees

£55.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

My fee is £55 Monday - Sunday per hour for clients and £55 per hour of supervision.


Please email me to find out more about my availability.


I am also available to see supervisees via Zoom

When I work

Please email to find out whether I am currently availability

Further information

Please also see my website jmgcounselling.co.uk for more information regarding my practice.

I am a registered specialist/CBT provider with several insurance companies, and can provide CBT via your medical insurance; please contact your provider for further information.

AXA-PPP

Aviva

Vitality Health

Cigna

EAP by negotiation.

Ebbsfleet Valley, Kent, DA10

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online

Alongside my work as a therapist, I also work as a supervisor, and currently supervise counsellors, CBT trainees and qualified PWPs.

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