Hello and welcome. I am an accredited BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist (therapist) with nearly 20 years’ experience in the profession.
I work with a wide range of issues and with a broad range of clients, but much of my work has been with young people and families in crisis; those affected by complex and traumatic bereavement and those suffering with Eating Disorders.
So why therapy? At certain times, life can feel as though it's spiralling out of control and you’re in crisis. This might be due to historical and unprocessed life events; a growing sense of hopelessness that you cannot really put your finger on; or you may have arrived at a crossroads in your life and are uncertain of the way forward.
Therapy can offer a safe, private and non-judgemental space to explore such difficulties, and more, on your own terms. A therapist can support you by offering an objective perspective, identifying patterns of thinking and behaviour, asking questions that could support deeper exploration and help work towards identifying and understanding how certain stressors are impacting. Even more, a therapist can help you with developing strategies to manage the symptoms being experienced.
Whilst my training was largely humanistic (focusing on the individual as a whole) my therapeutic style is highly adaptable, so I always take into account your individual communication preferences and the unique lived experience that you would like to address in therapy.
Importantly, as per professional requirements, I have regular clinical supervision to ensure high quality, ethical practice. I am also committed to CPD (Continuing Professional Development) which means updating my knowledge and skills by attending workshops, training courses and conferences, thereby ensuring the most recommended and effective therapeutic practice is offered to all my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional qualifications and registration:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (2002-2004)
- Diploma Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (2015)
- BACP Registered number: 017465
- Bereft Bereavement Support: Manager/Client Assessor (2004-present)
- Hounslow Youth Counselling Service School Project Manager & Outreach Counsellor (2004-2021)
Training delivered 2006 – 2021:
- Brief Therapy
- Bereavement and Young People
- Therapeutic Endings with Bereaved clients
- Bereavement and Coronavirus (online)
- Food, Mood and Young People (online)
- Everything you always wanted to know about therapy
but were too afraid to ask (online)
- Basic Trauma skills in the Counselling Room (online)
- Self-Care in the Therapy Profession (online)
- Pitt J. Somebody’s died – what do we do now? BACP Counselling Children & Young People March 2013
- Jetter J. The good, the bad and the aesthetically challenged (Providing Online Counselling and Psychotherapy) IEEE Technology & Society magazine December 2019
- Pitt J. Hearing, not listening to our adolescents in this already complex relationship. www.familylives.org.uk September 2020
- Pitt J. They are what they eat –The relationship between Food and Mood in Young People. BACP Counselling Children & Young People September 2020
-Pitt J. Sharing the Lurve: The importance of communicating love to our children and how this can contribute to their place in the world. The Everyday Magazine (due for publication June 2021)
- Pitt J. Working Therapeutically with Children of Narcissistic Parents (due for publication September 2021)
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.
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
From £50.00 to £55.00
Concessions offered for
My fees are £50.00 to £55.00 per session - sessions are up to 1 hour.
Please enquire about concessionary rates if you are a counselling and psychotherapy trainee
Please note that I am currently working remotely - we can discuss your preferred way of working before we start.