Jazz Rehal MSc Psych, CTA, UKCP
The only journey is the one within (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Ultimately, every one of us has the capacity to live a more fulfilling life and to have close relationships in which we can accept ourselves, others and the circumstances of our lives.
Therapy can be incredibly healing and for some, life changing. I do not have the words to describe exactly what this might mean for you because it can mean different things to different people. What I do offer all of my clients is a safe, warm, compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental space.
I am a fully qualified and UKCP accredited, psychodynamic psychotherapist willing to work with you for as long as you need - short or long term. I have experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, relationship issues including supporting couples or individuals through separation and divorce, addiction, depression, bereavement, domestic and sexual abuse (experienced by males or females). I am also available to work with executives who are suffering from burn out or finding it difficult to cope with the stress and anxiety of a high powered working environment.
My aim is to facilitate an exploration of your thoughts, feelings and behavioural patterns. My approach to the therapeutic relationship is to work with you to gain insight into what you may or may not know about yourself that could be holding you back and to identify what it is you want more of in your life, working with you towards achieving it. I see the therapeutic relationship between us as a partnership and an opportunity to understand the dynamic you bring to relationships (with yourself and others).
Our first session is an opportunity for us both to assess whether we are a ‘good fit’, no obligations.
Sometimes relationships get stuck and neither party understand how to get past their issues. When working with couples, I offer a safe, impartial space to help you hear each other, to make sense of where you are disconnected and to connect again if that is what you both want.
I make myself available to both parties equally to discuss their issues. With this support you will learn to understand and communicate your feelings and needs more clearly, without conflict. You will learn to listen to each other, hear how you each feel and better understand the change you each need to make to improve the relationship.
I offer couples the option of ongoing counselling in 60, 90 or 120 minute weekly sessions (usually 6 - 12 sessions are required).
There is no one size fits all, if you prefer to methodically work through your relationship issues, then weekly sessions may suit you best. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the issues you are facing then an intense recovery session might be best, followed by some ongoing hourly sessions. We can assess your needs when you come in for your first session and go from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Distinction).
I am a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) and fully accredited with the UKCP.
I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
I was an honorary counsellor with Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust for one year between April 2016 - June 2017
I worked with Windsor and Maidenhead Counselling Services between 2013 - 2016
I am a member of the following counselling and psychotherapy organisations: UKCP (UK Counsel for Psychotherapy), ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association), EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis), IARTA (Institute of Relational Transactional Analysis) and the BACP.
My experience includes (but not exclusively) working with: anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, bereavement, low-self esteem, sexual and domestic abuse and relationship difficulties.
I am a psychodynamic, relational Transactional Analyst. This means that I pay attention to the conscious, non-conscious, and unconscious communication between us to give me some understanding of your relationship patterns with others. Bringing these unconscious patterns to the surface can be transformational.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
From January 2020, the cost of counselling and psychotherapy sessions with me are:
£65 for each 50 minute individual counselling session.
£80 for a sixty minute couple session; £120 for a ninety minute couple session or £150 for an intensive couple counselling session of two hours
Fees are reviewed annually in January.
I also take on counselling students who are required to be in weekly therapy sessions during the course of their studies at a 10% discount on my normal fee.
How many sessions will I need?
Once the therapeutic relationship has started we will negotiate a specified number of sessions (most usually six to twelve) to begin with. At the end of those six to twelve sessions we will review the work done so far and agree to continue or end. Some people have very specific issues that can be resolved in a six to twelve week time frame. Others will need and/or want more time. Sometimes people ask me how long they will need to be in therapy to do the work they want. My answer is always the same – “I don’t know”.
However when you and I decide to end, the process will be one of negotiation where we mutually agree a contract for ending.
Where are you?
I am based in a counselling and psychotherapy practice in Maidenhead (4 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7YR), located in a quiet area where there is ample parking.
What about confidentiality?
I take confidentiality very seriously. There may be an exception to this if I believe that someone is at risk of serious harm, but my confidentiality policy will be discussed at our first meeting.
What is your approach to counselling and psychotherapy?
I offer a psychodynamic, relational perspective to my clients which means I primarily work to identify thoughts, feelings and behavioural patterns. I assess this through the counselling relationship we develop and I use this to understand and offer my clients insight into what relationship they have with them self and to bring to awareness their relationship patterns with others.
How can I get the most from my counselling?
- Choose a therapist that feels right for you
- Be engaged in your therapy and the process
- Know that your therapist is not there to tell you what to do nor are they there to judge you so be as open and as honest as you can
If there are any additional queries that you have, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07949 054055.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime, evening and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|