Jessica West

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MBACP (Registered), Dip. Couns
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Chatham, Kent, ME5
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello I’m Jessica, a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP. In my practice, based in Walderslade, I work with people to help them through a range of issues, including bereavement, depression, anxiety and family or relationship issues.  

I'm committed to delivering support that is centered around you and your needs, and offer a confidential space in which I hope you will feel safe to fully explore what you're experiencing.   

How Can I Help?

Everyone faces difficulties at some point in their lives, and at times we can feel overwhelmed by our thoughts and emotions. Counselling offers you the space to explore how you are feeling openly, in a safe and confidential setting. 

I offer a non-judgemental environment for you to talk through and begin to process your thoughts and feelings and receive warmth, empathy and support. 

I have experience with a range of counselling, from dealing with bereavement, to counselling for anxiety, depression and trauma. I’m passionate about helping people through difficult times in their lives, and to help them understand more about themselves. I believe self-awareness is a great tool in helping you through, not just what is currently happening in life, but any future issues or challenges you may face. Together we can work towards any goals you have, or changes you’d like to make. 

Next Steps

I understand that taking the first step towards seeking counselling can be daunting, and finding the right counsellor for you is important. I offer a free 15 minute assessment phone call where we can discuss what is happening for you, and then if you feel comfortable we can book in your first session.

Face to face sessions take place in my confidential and comfortable counselling room in Walderslade. I can also offer online or telephone sessions if you prefer. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
MBACP -  Member of the British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy
BACP Certificate of Proficiency 
The Open University: Counselling Online

I’ve worked as a counsellor at a local hospice, a GP surgery and an agency working with general counselling needs.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs

Additional information

I offer telephone, online and face to face sessions, depending on your preference. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

Further information

Face to face sessions take place in my private and comfortable counselling room in Waldersalde. There is free parking available on the road surrounding the location. 

I hold a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS).

I work on both a long and short-term basis depending on your needs.

Chatham, Kent, ME5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Microsoft Teams
Jessica West
Jessica West