Dr Jessica Coombes : Counselling psychologist; MsC psychological therapies.
Remote counselling only (Consessions offered)
My Approaches: CBT, Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Systemic work. Art and play therapy.
I work with all ages from children, teenagers, adults, couples and families.
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
2017-200 (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
- Systemic Family therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Person-Centered Therapy (PCT)
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Art and Play therapy.
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 experience working with young people, families, and couples.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
50 min sessions - £45
£30 for students