Jessica B. Demol
I am a fully qualified & experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist (BPS) & Registered Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC), as well as a registered member of the BACP & BABCP.
I offer a safe, confidential space for clients to explore and reflect on emotional and behavioural issues. My non-judgemental, warm approach has helped clients feel at ease when sharing their thoughts within our counselling relationship, especially as for many it is the first time their issues have been voiced.
Being a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I have obtained extensive training in the three main modalities of Counselling Psychology- Psychodynamic, Person-centrered & Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Through experience (& previous research), I have found CBT to be a very effective method of therapy; assisting clients in changing the way they behave and think.
CBT teaches coping strategies and techniques that help the client to independently overcome their issues. Moreover, results can be achieved and sustained in a short space of time. Notwithstanding, Schema Therapy is another method of therapy (which, likewise uses CBT techniques) I use for longer standing issues, which may require long term therapy, rather than short term (short term being approx. 12 sessions). The length of therapy is collaboratively agreed with the client, according to their needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Chartered Counselling Psychologist, CPsychol, British PSychological Society (BPS)
- Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Registered member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Registered member of British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
I continue to attend regular training courses to maintain my Chartered Status, as well as, regular supervision sessions, in accordance with the Professional Codes of conduct (BPS & HCPC).
Since 2006 I have had a successful private practice, as well as, worked in Primary Health Care (NHS), voluntary work for Mind, a Mental Health Charity, and West London Centre for Counselling. Currently, in addition to my private practice, I work within the Eating Disorders Unit at Nightingale Hospital.
I have experience working with both individuals and couples.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Telephone counselling available.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Schema Therapy
- Integrative Therapy