Jason Thorpe: Therapeutic Counsellor MBACP Registered
Life can sometimes be a terrible struggle. We may put on a brave face and push down how we're truly feeling, but when we don't have an outlet for those feelings we internalise, our confusion and isolation can escalate. We may be experiencing stress, anxiety or depression, which hinders our ability to function as we'd like to.
The Next Step
It takes strength and courage to acknowledge these issues, and even more to ask for help....and there IS help! By seeking assistance you're already taking a significant step towards feeling better about yourself. I'm convinced that you're now using your innate ability to overcome what you're currently going through. I am pleased to be able to offer my services to help you in getting there. At your own pace, we can discuss and explore what you're experiencing. Here we gain insight and can begin to define solutions towards helping you achieve a more balanced and secure sense of self.
I understand that the prospect of having counselling can be daunting in itself. However, it's my job to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe during our time together.
Your initial appointment is FREE. Here I can gather more information, and you can ask any questions you may have. We can then both see whether we're a good fit. If you choose to, we can then arrange for further sessions. These sessions will be open ended, meaning it's up to you how many you have. Usually at least 6 weekly sessions is recommended. However, if you want more, less, w jobeekly or bi-weekly, it's entirely up to you! I offer sessions in-person, online (via 'Zoom') and by telephone, whichever you prefer.
Training, qualifications & experience
I practice Person Centred Therapy and previously worked for 2 years within an agency that provides low cost counselling, both as a trainee and in a private capacity.
Before training to become a counsellor I lived for 15 years as part of an international community within rural Ethiopia.
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (ABC)
- Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (NCFE)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (NCFE)
- Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling (ACTO & NCS approved)
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
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
- £40 - 50 minute session
- £35- trainee counsellors/ students, low income.
- £30- unemployed.
I am available Monday- Saturday 8am-1pm, evening appointments 8pm-9pm.
To make an appointment or inquiry, please either call, text or email me and I'll respond within 48 hours.