Jodie Sturges Dip, Couns MBACP, Integrative Adult & Childrens Counsellor)
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor which means I use different models of counselling, inter-twining them and tailoring them to fit your needs. This gives us the opportunity to explore how life is for you, how you feel about it and how you react during certain situations, all with the aim of finding solutions that work for you.
My aim is to provide a confidential, non-judgemental and accepting environment where I can help you explore your issues no matter what they are. Unresolved issues can cause great unhappiness and therapy can help to unlock suppressed feelings and emotions.
In an ideal world, we would have someone to talk to within our family or support network, but sometimes we don't feel that we can because we don't want to hurt their feelings or face their reactions. Counselling fills this gap and is a way to express how you really think and feel in a respectful, warm, safe and non-judgemental environment, with someone who is not emotionally involved.
I have worked as a Counsellor in a General Practice and in supported accommodation for young people. I work as a school counsellor for children in primary and secondary schools. I am able to use play and art therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor/therapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I can also be found on the BACP Register which was set up by the Department of Health in 2013.
I have been trained to post-graduate level in Integrative Counselling, which is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
I attend regular CPD training days keeping my skills and knowledge up-to-date so that I can help you in the best way I can.
Attachment from the inside, Sir Richard Bowlby
The Psychology and Neuroscience of Children & Teenagers, Dr Margot Sunderland
Eating disorder level 2- KSCB
Child Sexual Exploitation Level 2 - Kent Safeguarding Children Board
Child Sexual Abuse Level 2 - Kent Safeguarding Children Board
Self Harm level 2 - Kent safeguarding children board
Safeguarding Training - Place2be
Play therapy with children - Place2be
Working with body image & weight - The weight matters practice
Trauma & the Body: Somatisation & Dissociation
- Bexley Adult Education – The Psychology of Relationships
- Freedom programme – Awareness of domestic abuse
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 per session, however I can offer some appointments with concession rates for low income clients at £30 per session. The initial assessment is £25
Sessions can be paid for by cash or bank transfer.
I am fairly flexible with appointments, I offer some evenings and weekends, Wednesday and Friday day times. I can offer appointments at fairly short notice.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the service I provide. I am happy for you to call, text or email me. email@example.com
01634 926 305
07713 254 077
I currently have a room in Lower Halstow Nr Sittingbourne Kent and in Gillingham Kent.