About me

Hi, I’m Jay, a counsellor from St Austell in Cornwall. I used to work from a quiet & comfortable counselling office in St Austell and I hope to again in future. For now, I'm working online, on the phone and meeting outside.

I am qualified to work with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression and loss. I've trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches which means I can offer counselling tailored to you and your goals and as a private practitioner we can work together for as long as you need.

Whether you are seeking support working through a crisis or looking for answers to deeper questions it's useful to have someone to go with you on that journey.

I love working with people to help them reshape their lives into what they want them to be, as they imagine them. I believe that we can work together to understand how the different parts of your life contribute to your well-being, and come to value all of you, even where that's difficult.

Whether you want to look at something in your past, or something in the present, I can promise you that I'll be with you as we explore your experiences and reactions. And I can promise you honesty as we work together, you will have someone who is really with you committed to your well-being.

My approach to counselling brings together different flavours of counselling, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt & Transpersonal theories.

I work with Adults, 18 and up, generally in a one-to-one setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a counsellor with a CPCAB Diploma from the well regarded Devon and Cornwall Counselling Hub.

I continued studying there for a Level 5 Qualification in Psychotherapeutic Counselling & a Level 6 Qualification in Clinical Supervision, to enable me to support clients and other counsellors who need to work at depth.

I've done volunteer work with Freshfields in Truro (part of St Petroc's), working with addicts after they have been through rehab to help them rebuild their lives and prevent relapses.

I have training in working with gender diversity and experience working with trans people. As a part of the LGBT+ community, I am passionate about working with other members of the community who might feel uncertain or vulnerable when considering counselling.

I am a registered CPCAB tutor, teaching counselling skills & theory for students preparing to become counsellors, and a diploma course for those who have chosen to become counsellors.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Fees

From £35.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I ask for £50 for a normal 60-minute counselling session.

If you would like to meet for longer sessions we can discuss an appropriate rate.

I offer a discounted rate from £35 per session. My hope is that by offering this reduced rate I can make counselling available to more people. We can talk about what is affordable for you before or during our first meeting.

I do not ask for any documents or evidence to qualify for a lower rate. I believe my clients are able to make this judgement and deal with me honestly.

I am able to visit you at home for our sessions when needed. This must be agreed in advance and is subject to you having a suitable home environment for counselling work. There is usually an additional fee to cover the travel time and expense.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can meet clients on Tuesdays and Fridays, from early morning to early evening.

Further information

I currently have a full client load and sadly I am not able to take on anymore at the moment.

If you would like to work with me, please do get in touch anyway so I can let you know when it would be possible for us to meet.

I do have some space for new supervisees, if you are a therapist looking for support.

St Austell
Cornwall
PL25

Type of session

Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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I can provide online & telephone counselling. Under some circumstances I can visit you in the home if it is safe to do so.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Skype

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer a supportive supervison for counsellors, therapists and everyone else in the helping professions.

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