Jessica Goodman MBACP
We all experience difficulties at certain times in our lives, whether it’s facing up to loss, bereavement, life changes and challenges or a relationship breakdown. Or you realise you’re just not feeling ‘yourself’ and could be experiencing low mood, anxiety or depression. Perhaps life just isn’t shaping up in the way you’d planned. Counselling could be all you need to work through these difficult feelings and get you back on the right track.
I can help you to work out what might be causing you to feel this way, to make sense of past and present challenges and to bring into focus a clearer sense of yourself and how you relate to the world around you. The aim is to have more understanding of yourself and therefore to feel stronger and more able to cope.
I can work with difficulties including issues relating to:
- Feeling Sad
- Low Self Esteem
- Family Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Life Stage Challenges
- Low Self-Esteem
- Separation and Divorce
- Affairs and Betrayals
During our first meeting we can look at what you feel you want from counselling and the areas in which you want to look at and work through. We can then discuss what’s best for you in terms of length of therapy, be it an agreed number of sessions, or long-term open-ended therapy. We’ll set a regular day and time to meet each week, and also a plan for regularly reviewing our work together.
As well as running my private practice, I currently work at The Terrence Higgins Trust Youth Service and a prominent drama school with young people ages 18-25, and Raphael, a counselling service for adults. I've sat with many different people with individual stories, whether it be bereavement, life limiting illness, relationship difficulties or coming to terms with their sexuality. You can rest assured I will be there for you and will do my best to help you to see things more clearly and to help you to work out how to live a better more fulfilled life.
My counselling rooms are in High Barnet, Hertfordshire, about a seven minute walk from High Barnet Northern Line tube, and I also work from counselling rooms in Finchley N3, a ten - 15 minute walk from Finchley Central tube on the Northern Line.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP accredited diploma in integrative counselling
- Additional training in counselling children and adolescents
Continuing Professional Development covering issues including:
- Understanding and working with ChemSex
- Self harm and suicide
- Eating disorders
- A brief introduction to EMDR
I am DBS checked.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My fee per 50 minute session is £60, but I do have a number of lower cost slots available if your income is low. The fee can be paid at the end of each session in cash or by bank transfer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytimes: Monday - Wednesday, Evenings: Monday - Thursday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|