About me

I am a qualified, experienced person-centred counsellor. I work in a non-directive, empathic way, supporting you to explore your thoughts and feelings, make sense of your experiences and gain awareness of how you relate to yourself and others. I will work with you flexibly, helping you to explore your concerns at your own pace. The most important aspect of successful therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist, in which clients are not judged and can discover their capacity to heal and grow.

Training, qualifications & experience

-Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the Norwich Centre (BACP-accredited)

- Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse 

-Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

- Other qualifications: BA in English Literature, MA in French, PGCE

Recent CPD includes:

-working with clients with ADHD and ASD

- body image and body dysmorphia

- attachment issues in young people

-domestic violence

As well as working in private practice I work and volunteer at The Norwich Centre. Previously I volunteered for Cruse Bereavement Care.

I work with clients from a wide range of backgrounds who are coping with difficulties such as loss, bereavement, depression, anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder), mid-life transitions, abuse, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, illness and problems in relationships. I have experience working with LGBT clients, including those who are experiencing gender dysphoria or are considering transition.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer the first 1 hour session at a reduced fee of £20.

I hold a number of spaces for those who cannot afford the full fee and are on certain benefits. Please ask me about this.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I offer appointments at the weekend for initial sessions only.

Further information

I am BACP registered and offer a confidential and supportive space, either online (via Zoom) or face-to-face in NR2. Counselling can be short or long term depending on your requirements.

The first step is to email me or call me on 07930 301541. I will offer you a brief telephone conversation to ask any questions you may have and to set up an initial appointment if you would like to.  At the initial appointment I will tell you more about the way I work and go through some details with you (for example privacy and confidentiality). You will have an opportunity to tell me about what has brought you to counselling and to see if you feel we would work well together. We will then book further appointments if you decide to go ahead.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Jess Bartram

Jess Bartram