Jodie Mainstone Dip Couns, MBACP accred, FDAP accred, NCAC, BACP registered
I started my work as a counsellor in 2005 and I qualified in 2007. I am currently a senior consultant for a treatment centre in South Kensington in London where a facilitate group therapy and see clients for individual sessions and family sessions. I work in private practice in Hampstead on Monday’s and South Kensington SW7 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I also work on line with clients in the UK and overseas.
I have worked as a counsellor both in the UK and in South Africa at various well known treatment facilities and have over a decade of experience working with various client groups including addiction, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, low self-worth, trauma, learning disabilities and clients with family and relationship issues. However, I have extensive experience of working with eating disorders and I am considered an expert within this field.
I use an integrative approach which means I use various therapeutic modalities in order best meet the needs of my clients. I fit therapeutic approaches to clients and not clients to therapeutic approaches. This is because I believe everyone is unique. Some of the approaches I use are person centered therapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR, systemic and psychodynamic.
My aim as a counsellor is to provide an opportunity and space to explore difficulties in a safe environment. My purpose is to help clients to see things more clearly and occasionally offer alternative viewpoints. I help clients to understand patterns of behaviours and how these behaviours are linked to their history. This gives my clients greater insight and self-awareness and therefore the ability to make changes. I also aim to equip my clients with new coping mechanisms and strategies
I became a counsellor after seeking help for some of my own difficulties in my late teens and early twenties. I believe that my personal experiences as well as professional experiences have shaped the way in which I work. I am very passionate about what I do and feel truly grateful to have been able to play a part in other people’s journeys.
If you are looking for a genuine, committed, caring and knowledgeable counsellor then please give me a call or email me. We can have an initial conversation about what you are hoping to achieve in counselling and you can ask any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
15 years work experience
Diploma in Counselling
EMDR part 1,2 &3, Cert in CBT, Level 1 & 2 DBT accreditation
FDAP (Accred), NCAC
BACP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist
NVQ3 health and Social care
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£120 per individual session Face to face or Skype
£130 couples counselling
Bupa, Aviva,WPA, Vitality, Axa ppp recognised provider