Jessica Coombes

Jessica Coombes

Lyminster
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17

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About me

I am a member of the BPS (British Psychological Society). Hold an individual membership with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) in which I am working towards my accreditation and also with the Health Care & Professions Council (HCPC). I am about to complete my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology moving from the level of counsellor/therapist to Counselling Psychologist.

My Approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Systemic work.

I work with all ages from children, teenagers, adults, couples and families.

This is often the first step on a journey to begin living life to its fullest and move out of the shadows of our mental health and quite often the most challenging one, accepting you need help. All of us struggle in our lives at one point or another and your willingness to seek help with this gives you an opportunity to transform your life and begin living.

During the therapy we work on raising self-awareness to better understand why we may feel the way we do, exploring long-standing problems and traumas, learning new coping mechanisms in order to manage existing struggles and to better understand how to move forward with our lives in a positive and healthy way. This journey can be a daunting one but it can also be empowering and motivational when developing self-awareness and understanding. We will work together in therapy in the shared goal of improving quality of life.

I aim to provide an open, empathic and non-judgmental space where we can explore these challenges and understand them as best we can. I believe that each person is so very different and that therapy is different for each person, therefore I aim to adapt my approaches to best suit your individual needs

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

2017-Current - (DPsych) Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, London Metropolitan University.

2016-2017- (MSc) Masters in Psychological therapies, London Metropolitan University.

2013- Counselling Skills Workshop Module

2010-2015- (BSc) Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, The Open University

Training:

  • Systemic Family therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (PCT)
  • Integrative Psychotherapy

As a dedicated and ethical professional and in line with BACP requirements, I ensure that I attend regular training courses and workshops in order to enhance my professional development and to keep abreast of new developments.

Experience:

I am experienced in working within a variety of settings including; NHS, Private, Residential Setting, Charity, IAPT, with clients who present with a variety of mental health challenges and severities.

I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, divorce and bereavement, addiction, suicide, self-harm and trauma. I have experience of working with many other issues please contact me and we can discuss your particular needs.

I have extensive experience working with young people, families, and couples.

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

50 min sessions - £50

Concessions offered in specialist circumstance.

£30 for students

Maps & Directions

Littlehampton, BN17

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: English speaking

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

I am available Monday - Friday of which times are flexible.

I do not typically work weekend but this can be arranged on a short term basis

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families