Jess Skelton Integrative Psychotherapist MA UKCP
I am an accredited Integrative Psychotherapist with 20 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children.
I have been a member of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) whose code of ethics I adhere to, since 2004.
I offer a safe, empathic space in which to explore the issues that bring you to therapy, whether these be something specific that is troubling you, or a sense of wanting to access your creativity and move beyond the limits of where you currently find yourself in your life.
I have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and have worked in private practice, for the NHS, the charitable sector and in schools.
I offer face to face and online Counselling and Psychotherapy, Arts Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Clay work.
I provide clinical supervision to trainees and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists and I have lectured extensively on counselling and wellbeing training. I offer bespoke training for schools, foster carers and organisations working with children and adolescents experiencing social and emotional difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
Diploma in the Therapeutic Use of the Arts.
Certificate 4 in Psychotherapy (Australia)
PTUK accredited Clay Therapy Training
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training modules in child psychiatry and baby and toddler observations.
Solution Focused Therapy and Supervision training
HND Product Design
Level 3 Teaching and Learning Training
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday to Friday
Some evening appointments.
Counselling may be short or long term and I have worked with people for durations of between 6 weeks and 6 years.
You may wish to use some therapeutic work to look into a specific issue or to address a wider sense of feeling stuck in limiting patterns of relationships, work or other aspects of your life.
While I have extensive training in several modalities, I am more interested in the person to person encounter and will never 'inflict' technique or over analyse.
The arts are available for to you use as part of the therapy if you would like to (though there is no obligation to do so) and working this way broadens which senses you are using in the process. This often leads to a more profound exploration and can help you to access and express aspects of yourself that you have not perhaps had the chance to before. Using clay can be particularly profound and I offer a range of ways of working with clay. You can find out more on my website www.theclayfield.org if you are interested in this.
I have a particular interest in the benefits of creativity and the arts form the backdrop to my own life. Alongside my therapeutic practice I play music and run a small ceramics studio.