Jay Ramsay BA Oxon, UKCP, MNFSH
01453-759436 / 07752-719331
I'm a counsellor and psychotherapist working with both individuals and couples, and in regular supervision.
I call what I do INTUITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY.
I work with all issues related to crisis & change, related to the transition we find ourselves in. My strength is helping people to connect to and express authentic feeling which reveals true purpose and direction. I have had a lot of experience with related issues: depression, anxiety, bereavement, eating disorders & addictions, self-harm, separation, gender issues & sexuality, suicidal thoughts, identity & meaning, creativity, spirituality...
As a creative writer (see below) that also means I welcome and encourage creative expression as part of the work we do together.
I work intuitively, using abilities I have developed over many years.
I also work with dreams, believing that they are messages from the wisdom of our unconscious where the psyche is a genius in each one of us.
My style of work is engaged, using also simple techniques of meditation and visualization. Our relationship, our care for it and its quality, is always central to me. I also work practically with an eye to solutions, to things you can actually do to implement change and improve the daily quality of your life.
In addition, I am a published poet and non-fiction author which is a personal creative resource of significant depth. I run workshops and retreats, and also on-going groups related to poetry/expression, men's work, and Soul Talk (using techniques related to Focusing and Heart Dialogue). Details and samples on my website.
I run a poetry correspondence course (Chrysalis—the poet in you) which can be a very useful adjunct to the work.
I can also offer healing/energy work as part of what I do in person. It can really help the inner/emotional work to settle.
Sessions are available both in Stroud, and in London NW3 monthly, near Swiss Cottage (an extended session). I work from home, and from The Lotus Foundation.
I can also work by phone and by Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the London Institute of Psychosynthesis (1985-6, 1998-2004); am accredited with UKCP and have 15 years experience.
I am a fully qualified spiritual healer with the National Federation of Spiritual Healers (MNFSH, 2010 - probationer since 1998).
I have written and co-written over 30 books with a special interest in alchemy, meditation, ecology and healing. I have also co-translated Chinese Taoist and shamanic classics (Tao Te Ching, I Ching, Kuan Yin).
I studied meditation with Bob Moore in Denmark in the mid 90's.
I have performed my poetry, also with music, since the early 1980's.
My first degree was in English Literature at Oxford, where I specialized in poetry.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
creativity and creative expression
spiritual emergency (ie crisis: am I crazy ?)
Photos & videos
I operate a sliding scale.
If you are working, £40. Concession £35. Student can be less.
Extended session £50-60 (80 mins to 2 hours).
Couples £60 (60-75 mins).
I can consider home visits if you are disabled.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday in Stroud, Glos.—also Staverton, S. Devon (forthcoming) and London every month