Jodie Hawkey MA (Psych) Dip. Couns
I am a qualified integrative counsellor working in Bristol. I offer long-term therapy and also short-term, more focused counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully abide by their ethical framework for good practice.
Counselling is a space to talk about issues in your life and there are many reasons for coming. Talking things through with a supportive and non-judgemental therapist can help you gain some clarity and make sense out of where you currently find yourself. This in itself can help provide some relief and open up the potential for positive change. I provide a warm and welcoming environment and understand how important trust and confidentiality is. Building a relationship where you feel safe, respected and supported is at the heart of how I work.
As an integrative counsellor I draw on different approaches to help understand the uniqueness of your individual situation. Most importantly though, I will gauge my approach to fit with what feels right for you.
I specialise in short term work where there is a focus on making the changes you would like to see in your life. In this type of work, we would typically schedule to meet for 6 to 12 sessions and then review how you feel the sessions are going. However, there are times where longer term work is more suitable and we can discuss this together.
Choosing a counsellor who feels right for you is often quite an intuitive decision. Please feel free to call for an initial chat as this may help you decide if you would like to book a first appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the University West of England (BACP Accredited) and a Masters in Psychology from The University of Edinburgh.
I have worked in the non-profit sector offering counselling and support to adults and young people for over 8 years. I now run my private practice based in Bristol offering long and short term counselling. I am undergoing further training in Coherence Therapy, a specialised way of working that can facilitate long lasting change. This is an approach supported by neuroscience, and an understanding of the mechanisms of the emotional brain, that uses techniques that can 'unlock' long held patterns of thinking and feeling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session.
I am happy to offer an initial 30 minute session at a reduced fee of £25 so that we can meet and discuss what you are looking for and see if you feel comfortable working with me. I also have a limited number of reduced fee places for those unable to pay the full fee.
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