About me

I am a Registered BACP counsellor and offer individual and couples' counselling from my office at the Body Matters in Leigh-on-Sea.

I offer a free no-obligation 30-minute assessment, which can be online - as can therapy sessions.

Evening and weekend times available.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling, so make use of a variety of approaches.

I have a Primary Certificate in Stress Management and a Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training from The Centre for Stress Management in London where I trained with Professor Stephen Palmer.

I undertook Group Work training in Gestalt and Psychodramatic techniques with Dr Ari Badaines.

Other courses that I have completed include:

-'Broadband for the brain' (Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis)
- 'Serious work for serious issues' (Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis)
- 'Relationship Repair' (Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis)
- 'Teaching clients to use Mindfulness skills'
- 'Counselling adults who were sexually abused as children'
- 'Supporting traumatically bereaved children'
- 'Teens and grief'
- 'Seven basic hungers and the purpose of play'
- 'Using creative techniques in counseling'
- 'Transactional Analysis'

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information

30-minute assessment is free of charge. £70 for a 50-minute session.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

The Body Matters
11 Ashleigh Drive

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Jonathan Gibbs

Jonathan Gibbs