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So Hello, My names Jessie, I’m a fully qualified counsellor with a wide range of experience working with children, young people and adults. My private practice is located in Pembrokeshire but I currently work in Swansea in a GP surgery as a children and young people’s counsellor offering therapy through play and sometimes supporting parents too. I’m very passionate about mental health and fully believe everyone should have access to the correct support.
As a therapist, I offer a safe and non-judgemental environment in hope you feel comfortable enough to explore your feelings/concerns and work towards resolving these. I aim to facilitate a path towards meaningful change and compassionately facing your situation together.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in contact with me. We can arrange an initial session which will be free, so you can discuss your situation and any questions you may have about therapy. Also this would give you a chance to see how I work and decide whether I’m the right therapist to work with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I would consider myself an integrated humanistic person-centred counsellor. Over the years that I’ve been counselling, I’ve always believed the therapeutic relationship to be one of the most important aspects of the counselling and the foundation in which I build any therapy on.
Additionally, I like to integrate other approaches into my therapy as it can be very effective when working with a wide range of clients, each being diverse. Therefore I feel it’s important to adopt what is best for the client and what is more beneficial for their needs.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British association of counsellors and psychotherapists) which means I follow their ethical framework. I attend supervision and additional training to keep my skills and own personal development up to date.
- A level in Psychology
- Foundation degree
- BA (hons) degree
- Children and Young Peoples Specialist Training
- ASSIST suicide training
- TA 1001 transactional analysis
- Anxiety and depression
- Dyfed drug and alcohol service (DDAS) substances 101 training
- Raising awareness of issues Surrounding substance misuse and individual substances
- Body psychotherapy
- Understanding trauma- working with constellations
- Mindfulness training
- Hate crime
- Couples counselling
- 4years previous experience working with Pembrokeshire counselling services (adult counselling)
- Currently work for REACH in the GP surgeries counselling children and young people and also working with parents and adults now
- Currently counselling asylum seeking and refugee adults and also experience working with interpreters - ReachMe counselling project within the African Community Centre
- I am also currently a project manager for a counselling project funded by Children In Need within the African community centre, which I am also a counsellor in too.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50minute counselling sessions
I believe therapy should be accessible to all, so please contact me to discuss lower rates. (Students/low income)
Concessions offered for
I’m available on some weekdays/evenings and Saturdays.