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Jess Skelton Integrative Psychotherapist MA UKCP

Southsea, Hampshire, PO5
07766656203 07766656203 Registered / Accredited
Southsea, Hampshire, PO5

About me

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.

Supervision Training

Solution Focused Therapy and Supervision training

HND Product Design

Level 3 Teaching and Learning Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Arts therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative


£55 to £75 depending on income.

Ideally I want therapy to be accessible to all so please do contact me to discuss what you can afford if need be.

Further information

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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Monday to Friday

Some evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I have been a clinical supervisor since 2010, working extensively with trainee and qualified child and adolescent counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as supervising adult work. .

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Jess Skelton Integrative Psychotherapist MA UKCP

Jess Skelton Integrative Psychotherapist MA UKCP