Dr Jessica Coombes
I am a Counselling Psychologist providing affordable Child and Family services across West Sussex and surrounding areas supporting parents & guardians, school & child care staff, children & young adults and families facing mental health challenges.
The vision: To provide affordable counselling, helping to improve the lives of all children, young people and families, and bridge the gaps in mental health provisions. Visit my website or contact me for more information.
What I offer: I offer individual and group based counselling to young people, parents/guardians and families. I practice an individualised model of counselling, focusing on the specific needs of my clients. Your counselling plan is developed during your first session (the assessment session) and adapted during your counselling journey.
What to do next: If you would like to discuss the next steps of counselling then please contact me via email.
The Rooms: My therapy rooms offer a private and confidential space to work towards your therapy goals using a range of therapeutic practices and interventions. There are dedicated spaces for children and families to explore their emotions creatively through play, drama, dance and arts. There is also remote options for therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
2021- CBT-ED certificate - Eating Disorders - University Collage London
2017-2019 (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.
My experiences as a Counselling Psychologist have primarily been in two areas; Firstly working with children and young people struggling with their mental health, including self-esteem and body image concerns, anxiety and depression, as well as relationship concerns and bereavements. I utilise talk therapy, whether CBT or psychotherapy, as well as using arts and movement as a way of expressing our experiences. Secondly; supporting parents/guardians with the stressors of family life and relationships.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The assessment, including assessment letter = £35
The counselling sessions are 50 min at £30