Jessica Rewse-Davies - Counsellor Dip.Couns MBACP
Due to Covid-19 I am offering phone sessions only at the present time.
I offer down to earth, compassionate, one to one confidential counselling. I cover the Glastonbury, Street, Wells and Shepton Mallet area and surrounding villages. Sessions are from a counselling room in South Horrington, Wells, there is parking available. You can contact me directly and do not need to be referred by your GP or other professional.
Whether you need help with a particular issue or with a situation or experience that is affecting your life, talking therapy can really help to reduce the burden of worries that have been weighing you down and improve your well being.
Perhaps you'd like to gain a deeper understanding of how past experiences may be impacting you in the present, how this shows up in your thoughts and feelings and how, with skilled and focused support, you can be helped to make the changes you need.
You are unique so I aim to work with your experiences in a way that is best suited to you. I work with a range of issues that can cause distress, as well as having a passion for working with self-esteem, suicidal thinking, and communication issues that prevent us from getting what we need and impede relationships.
I'm a qualified and registered counsellor with the BACP and work in a person-centred way, sometimes integrating tools from other therapeutic approaches, depending on individual need.
Some of the issues I can help with:
- Difficulties in personal relationships
- Intrusive thoughts
I work individually with adults, in person, where you will be welcomed to be yourself without filters. To heal and flourish we need to feel safe enough to explore ourselves and the things that trap us in feelings of shame, to be accepted without judgement, the darkness and the light.
Taking the first step:
I can offer you brief or long term therapy, depending on what you decide you need. This can be anything from 1 or 2 sessions to something more long term, for a year or more. It's entirely up to you.
Whatever your reasons for thinking about having therapy, I want you to feel as comfortable and safe in your choice as you can be so if you contact me be assured I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please email me when getting in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Advanced couples course (COSRT approved):-
- Meeting partners needs
- Couples in conflict
- Working with bereavement - Cruse
- Other recent courses:-
- Gender Identity
- Supporting victims of domestic abuse
- Working with self-harm and suicide
- Experience of sight loss
I hold insurance for my practice, and as a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work to their ethical standards. I continue to develop my practice and knowledge with regular training updates, and I have previous experience as a counsellor within the voluntary sector seeing a diverse range of clients and issues.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-esteem
- Bereavement by suicide
- Free telephone consultation, to see if we can work together.
- Sessions are £40 and last 1 hour.
I also offer a limited number of reduced fee slots for clients in receipt of benefits so please ask in the initial telephone consultation. I understand that therapy can be expensive and I aim to help those most in need who are on limited means. I do ask that you pay in advance of each session by bank transfer or cash.
You are welcome to get in touch with me (preferably by email), and I'll get back to you to arrange a free phone call to get an idea of the help you need, usually on the same day. If talking on the phone is hard for you or makes you anxious just let me know on the contact form so that we can work around this.
Concessions offered for
How counselling can help:
Uncomfortable and distressing feelings are experienced by many of us at some point in our lives and can be a normal response to the stressors that can build up, hit us unexpectedly or be feelings that have been with us for as long as we can remember. Living with distressing feelings can be overwhelming and lonely and stop us living the life we want.
The important thing to know is, you don't need to struggle on alone. Talking therapy can help reduce the intensity of the feelings that might be overwhelming you and help you to make the changes you need to move forward.