Dr Jamie Stephenson
I am a fully qualified and registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist providing counselling and psychological support to children, young people and adult individuals and couples in Lincoln. I aim to create a safe and confidential environment where you can explore your difficulties and challenges. My role is to help you understand why you feel the way you do; make positive changes to your life; and support you in identifying how things can be done differently.
I use a variety of approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), person-centred, psychodynamic, and Solution Focused Therapy. I have had specialist training in EMDR and Schema Therapy. I work in an integrative way which means that l use the most appropriate methods and approaches that are most relevant and suitable to your needs. I believe that one of the most important aspects of counselling is creating a collaborative and non-judgemental environment where you can feel safe, open and secure to explore the challenges, difficulties and issues in your life.
I am experienced in providing therapy for a wide range of mental health, emotional and psychological issues. These include but are not limited to: generalised anxiety disorder; social anxiety; depression; PTSD; eating disorders; self-confidence and self-esteem issues; work related stress; relational problems; loss and bereavement; and anger issues.
I have a doctorate in Counselling Psychology, the highest level of counselling and psychological qualification, and provide counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of mental health, emotional and psychological issues. I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and registered through the Health and Care Professions Council.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons Youth and Community Development (Oxford Brookes University)
- Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
- Diploma in Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
- MSc Psychology (Nottingham Trent University)
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Teesside University)
- Certificate in High Performance Coaching (OD Choices)
- EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDR Academy)
- Schema Therapy workshops 1, 2a, b and c
- Advanced Supervision Skills Level 3 (BPS Approved Certificate in
Clinical Supervision) (SDS Training)
- Registered with the HCPC: PYL36109
- Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Member of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology
- Member of the BPS Faculty of Eating Disorders
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Member of the Association for Coaching
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Individual therapy session: £70 (discounted rate of £325 for five sessions if booked and paid for in advance which works out as £65 a session).
Couples therapy session: £85
Therapy sessions typically last for 50 minutes
Payment can be made through cash, cheque, bank transfer or PayPal
Following the initial assessment session I ask that each session is paid for in advance.
Private Health Insurance
Please contact me if you would like to have your appointments covered through your insurance. Please note my fees for insurance work are different from those stated above.
Appointments offered at various times throughout the week. I aim to provide times that are most convenient for you. Session times will be discussed and agreed at the initial appointment.
I am aware that reaching out for support either for the first time or to a new person can feel daunting and scary. If you have any questions or require any further information about what l provide please feel free to contact me via the 'Email me' button on this website.
In our first appointment we'll spend time talking about the challenges you're facing and how l may be able to support you moving forward. It will give you a chance for you to get to know me and whether l 'm the right person for you.
Online Counselling and Coaching
I also offer online counselling and coaching and use various platforms. This means that services can be offered worldwide and regardless of your location. To book an online session please get in touch.