J. (Jessy) Paston

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Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work in a very gentle and compassionate way, going at your pace with you leading. I will never push you (but may challenge) and ensure your safety at every step of the way. My many years of experience, especially trauma informed training, means I have many skills and tools to draw from to offer bespoke treatment which has proven positive results with the many clients I have worked with (privately, through EAPs or in employment).

Work with me with on unique client centred programme, a comprehensive and holistic approach to addressing personal development or psychological issues. Here is an outline of the programme below:

*Identifying Core Beliefs and Issues: This step involves introspection and exploration to uncover the underlying core beliefs that may be driving certain behaviours or patterns. By identifying these beliefs and the associated issues, we can gain insight into the root causes of your challenges.
*Trauma-Informed Approach with EMDR Therapy: Utilizing a trauma-informed approach ensures that the therapy is sensitive to the impact of trauma on your life. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a well-established approach for processing traumatic memories and experiences and changing lifelong negative core beliefs. Its use can help individuals process and integrate past traumas without re-traumatizing them through extensive retelling.
*Focus on Self-Compassion and Mindfulness: Incorporating self-compassion and mindfulness practices into the program promotes sustainable change, growth, love and resilience. These practices can help you develop a compassionate and non-judgmental relationship with yourself while also fostering present-moment awareness and emotional regulation.

Overall, my program offers a comprehensive approach that addresses core beliefs and issues while empowering you and prioritizing your well-being. This combination of approaches has given meaningful and lasting transformation for many of my clients.

As a person of colour, I know first hand the unique cultural challenges that can be faced when we ‘don’t belong’ or are unable to be our True Selves. This can lead us to live a life with interpersonal relational (toxic) issues and unwanted traumatic stress responses such as fight/flight, dissociate or fawn/people pleasing. We can then have deep experiences of intense shame, low self esteem and confidence issues, feeling fragmented and dysregulated, depression and anxiety and blocking our ability to reach our full potential.

If my approach aligns with your requirements, I welcome the opportunity to connect and discuss further.

I offer a 15 min informal chat to establish if we are a good fit and to see if I am the right support you are looking for. Please email me at Jessy@paston.biz to organise this, or please get in touch if you have any questions at all. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Compassion Focused Therapy for Trauma
  • Healing from Narcissist Abuse
  • EMDR Trauma Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Compassion Coach
  • Accreditation with BACP
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Framework Level 5) 2016
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (Framework Level 4) 2014
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2013
  • Training with 4Children 2015
  • Worcestershire Safeguarding Board Children Board, Targeted Training Two
  • Brief Solution Focused Practice
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Working in Other People’s Homes
  • Child Protection
  • Child Exploitation and Online Safety
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Early Help Assessment Practitioner Training
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Supporting Effective Parenting
  • Processing, Protecting and Sharing Information
  • SEND code of Practice
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Samaritans Listener 2013
  • Raising Safeguarding Awareness in Early Years 2008
  • Working with Children, Young People and their Families 2008
  • Childminding Practice Course 2003
  • Full DBS certificate

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specific - Perinatal mental health, issues such as birth trauma, bonding with baby, postnatal depression, anxiety.

- Healing from Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma

- Relational and Generational Trauma


£95.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Bulk session bookings at reduced rates available on request

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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J. (Jessy) Paston
J. (Jessy) Paston