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Integrative counselling psychotherapist (MBACP)

About me

My name is Jessica and I’m a qualified Humanistic Integrative counsellor. This essentially means that I draw on a number of different theories to assist the therapy I offer.  I adapt my approach to suit each client's own unique needs. We're all unique so what we each need from therapy looks different too.

In sessions, I aim to help clients move towards becoming their true authentic selves and empower them to discover solutions to the issues they face. 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 work with clients in an open-ended way which means the number of sessions we have is flexible to suit each client. We work to identify healthy and effective techniques to manage emotions, as well as encourage personal growth and overall life satisfaction.  I have worked with clients who have brought a wide range of concerns to our sessions. Some include; stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, body image, self-esteem, work conflict, identity issues, OCD, attachment issues, relational issues and bullying. Together we can explore whatever feels important, every part of you is welcome in our sessions! 

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

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute consultation to answer any questions you may have before you commit to your first session of counselling.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

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 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.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom