My name is Jessica and I’m a qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. In the therapy I provide, I aim to help clients move towards becoming their true authentic selves and empower them to discover solutions to the issues they face.
I draw on a number of different theories to assist the therapy I offer and can adapt my approach to suit your own unique needs. I also strive to build a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship to ensure you get the most out of our sessions.
I know first-hand how daunting therapy can feel, especially making that first step. It takes so much bravery to open up to another person, especially when talking about painful or challenging experiences. But I will be alongside you every step of the way, offering a safe, empathetic space where you are welcomed to explore your thoughts and feelings, without the fear of judgement.
Modern-day life comes with so much pressure and this can have a severe impact on an individual’s well-being. Life events can also add to the burden we carry, so it’s important to give ourselves space to process what this means for us. Therapy is a great place to do this.
At the moment I am offering online or telephone sessions for individuals, each lasting 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 2 years’ experience working with clients on a long-term basis. Together we explored a wide range of issues including; stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relational issues and bullying. We worked to identify healthy and effective techniques to manage my clients’ emotions as well as encourage personal growth and overall life satisfaction
I work in an integrative way using humanistic and psychodynamic modalities. I draw on person centred, CBT, Gestalt, transactional analysis, object relation and attachment theories to support my therapeutic work.
Training and qualifications
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling – CPPD Counselling school
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling – CPPD Counselling school
- NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory – Kingston College
- BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Southampton
I am a registered member of the BACP. I ensure I work within their ethical guidelines and follow their professional standards for good practice. As part of this ethical way of working I regularly attend sessions to continue my learning so I can offer the best service to my clients.
Continued professional development (CPD)
- Introduction to psychiatric drugs
- Working with clients remotely
- Neuroscience, Attachment and Therapeutic Alliance
- Time-Limited Counselling
- Working with Children & Young People; Mental Health, Working with Parents & Creative work
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
I offer a free 15 minute consultation to answer any questions you may have before you commit to your first session of counselling.
If this feels right for you please do get in touch via phone, text or email. Please note that you may not be able to get through to me via phone if I’m working, feel free to leave a message and I will get back to you.
We can arrange a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss what is bringing you to counselling, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get to know each other better without obligation.
We can then arrange our first session where we will meet using Skype or Zoom. I offer short term or open-ended counselling, so we may work together for a few weeks, months, or years, depending on your preferences and needs.
We will have regular reviews to ensure you are getting what you need from our sessions.