Hi, I’m Jamie, thanks for visiting my profile, I know it can be hard to get to this stage. You might be here because you feel something’s not right or you might know exactly what you want to work on. Either way counselling can help.
I'm currently offering counselling over the phone until it's safe to work face-to-face again. I've found I can offer the same focus and understanding, and build the therapeutic relationship as I would in person.
I have 20 years of training and experience in psychology, mental health, and counselling and I have a good understanding of how therapy works. I’ll provide a safe haven where you have my complete attention. I will listen without judgment and strive to understand your experience as fully as I can. The more you explore what’s troubling you the more you can come to terms with the past, accept where you are, who you are, and move forwards with life.
I welcome your feedback; if something’s not helping please let me know. I continue to work on my personal development and read new research in order to further develop my acceptance, empathy and understanding.
I want to do what I can to reduce the stigma of mental health. We all have the capacity to suffer and to be overwhelmed by distress. I am saddened that in our society there is still such shame attached to mental health issues. I have respect and compassion for people regardless of what they are struggling with.
It can be difficult to find the right counsellor which is why I offer a half price introductory session. This will give you the opportunity to see whether you’ll be comfortable working with me and ask any questions that you need to. Please contact me if you have any initial questions (by phone, email, or text: whichever you prefer). I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BSc (Hons.) Psychology (University of Nottingham)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
- A-level Psychology
Types of Therapy
- Person-centred Psychotherapy
- Humanistic Psychotherapy
- Brief Therapy
- Music / Creative Counselling
Sometimes people prefer to use counselling creatively. It can be easier to express yourself through art or music. I have a variety of art materials and musical instruments if this appeals; but it's up to you how you want to use counselling: if you're more comfortable talking things through, then that's fine.
I've been a mindfulness practitioner for 15 years. Meditation can be incorporated into counselling as a way of finding inner peace and resolve, but again only if it's something that appeals to you.
My practice is also informed by social-constructionism, feminism, queer theory, deconstructionism, and existentialism.
- Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
- Member of the World Association for Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy (WAPCEPC)
As well as involvement in the areas of counselling listed below, I have substantial experience in mental health working with individuals suffering with drug addiction, alcoholism, autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety and other issues.
I follow the BACP Ethical Framework (https://www.bacp.co.uk/ethics/)
The NCS Code of Ethics (https://www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/about-us/code-of-ethics/)
And the BPS Code of Ethics & Conduct (https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-code-ethics-and-conduct).
These ensure that I offer you a professional, safe, and consistent service.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Brain Injury
- Identity / Personality Issues
- Employment Difficulties
- Race Issues
Concessions offered for
I try to keep my fees as low as possible, while still providing a high quality service. I believe everyone should have access to therapy.
£20 introductory session
£40 for 1 hour daytime session
£45 for evening session (from 5pm onward)
I also have some reduced-rate spaces in the daytime available for students / pensioners / low-waged clients / unemployed / other concessions (£35).
If you really can't afford this please get in touch as I may be able to suggest lower cost alternatives.
I accept cash at the end of each session; alternatively you can pay via bank transfer prior to the session.
Monday: 10:00-18:00. Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00-20:00. Friday: 10:00-17:00. Please feel free to contact me out of hours. If you need me to respond quickly please send me an email.
My counselling room is on a quiet road a few minutes walk from Arnold town centre (down the road from Costa). There's plenty of buses from central Nottingham. I'm close to Sherwood, Mapperley, Calverton and Basford.
If you're coming by car there's off-road parking and parking spaces on the street too.
The room is on the 1st floor and is peaceful and comfortable. I offer a variety of complementary hot drinks and I accommodate vegans.