Jamie Gibbs, Accredited CBT therapist and counsellor/ psychologist in training
Hello, I'm Jamie. I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBP), a BACP accredited 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.
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 use my integrative training to provide Person-Centred/Psychodynamic therapy, and can work to both short and longer term time-frames - 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 impact of stigma of women who experienced postnatal OCD (that centred on violent harm thoughts about their babies) on their therapy.
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 am also an Accredited Registered Member of the BACP - http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/check_register/
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.
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 six 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 Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP - Accred).
I am also 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
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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dealing with a diagnosis of an illness
£55.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
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
Please email to find out my current availability
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.
EAP by negotiation.