Jessica Seaton BSc (Hons) MBACP MUPCA UKCP Reg
As a qualified and registered counsellor and psychotherapist, I provide counselling to individuals and couples. Over the past several years I developed my practice and gained experience working within the NHS, MIND, Victim Support, The Wandsworth Association of Psychotherapists and The Awareness Centre. I am a UKCP and BACP registered integrative counsellor/therapist. The way I practice incorporates and includes the Psychodynamic, CBT and Existential approach.
I work and tailor counselling, therapy and CBT according to your needs, so I provide both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy. I work with a broad range of people with wide variety of issues and have experience in the different ways life can be difficult, confusing, distressing, challenging, as well as how we can feel or get stuck, thus preventing or frustrating us from reaching our full potential.
In a safe and confidential space, my job providing counselling in Leeds is to support you in discovering both what you want and what you need. I will work with you to find ways to become unstuck, break patterns and move forward so that you may get the most out of your life. Together we’ll identify the issues which are causing problems and work towards freeing you from them. In my experience this process can be difficult but also very fulfilling and rewarding, additionally by working with me you’ll be working with somebody who understands this. As I also understand that your successful outcome will be as unique as you are, your choices will be explored and respected to help you understand yourself and them better.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualification:
I qualified as a therapist after achieving a BSc in Integrative Counselling from Roehampton University, London. Prior to this in my aims to qualify as a counsellor/psychotherapist I had been in training to learn as much as I could about counselling and psychotherapy and how to use the knowledge and skills I attained to help people achieve wellbeing and understand themselves better. My training therefore include studying at Esher College in Surrey, where I achieved an Advanced Certificate in Counselling - AQA and before this Richmond College in Surrey, where I achieved an Intermediate Certificate in Counselling, AQA.
I am a registered member of the BACP and UKCP - this essentially means you will be working with a safe and qualified therapist that abides to their ethical guidelines - here are the links to my profile for both these registers.
BACP - http://itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists/in/799cd7/yorks-west/leeds/jessica-seaton.
UKCP - http://members.psychotherapy.org.uk/member/2011164300/map.
I am integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, this integration enables me to tailor therapy to suit your needs. First and foremost you and I work together to understand you and your life, later weaving theories and understanding of counselling and therapy to help you make sense of you and your world and to help you get the most out of life.
I have worked in private practice for the past several years, and gained experience for my work within the NHS as well as the voluntary and private sectors. Before relocating to Leeds, I began private practice in London following my qualification and training in GP surgeries and the private sector. From this early stage I worked with women and men of varying ages dealing with wide ranging issues such as:
- Anxiety and depression
- Work related
- Eating disorders
- Sex and sex addiction for individuals and couples
- Alcohol, food and drug addiction
- Career or big life decisions
- Relationships - this is brief range of issues I work with, please scroll down for fuller range of issues.
Some issues were particular to a stage of life or situation whilst others were more general. I learnt that issues are as individual as the person and to respect how situations or how feeling/being stuck can develop.
Other supporting experience included working within Victim Support and Mind.
I currently work mainly with adults over the age of 18, although at times I will consider assessing to work with those under 18 - contact me for more information on this.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
To further support my work with clients dealing with particular issues such as food for instance, I embarked on additional training and qualified as a nutritional advisor. I did this further professional development to help me gain further and in-depth understanding to support my work helping clients understand their relationship with food and any eating disorders that they are working to overcome.
Similarly with depression and anxiety, as well as self esteem, confidence, work place issues, and addictions; including alcohol addiction, sex addiction and food addiction. I have additional interest and professional development in these areas.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
£50 for one on one individual counselling, and £60 for couples. There are times when fees can vary, please contact for further information.
FURTHER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
- Couples and Sex Addiction Training
- Sex and Porn Addiction Training
- Couple and Relationship Therapy
- CBT for Depression and Suicide
- Therapeutic Coaching
- Mindfulness Training
- Couples counselling training
- Eating disorders training
- Nutrition training
- Mental health awareness training
- Rape and sexual abuse training
- Trauma training
- Working with attachment training
- Working with anger training
- Personal development training
- Diversity training
- Assessment training
- Victim support training
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work and have both weekday and evening availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor and offer supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.