Nikki Jackson

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MBACP - Time for You Counselling
Available for new clients
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Thame, Oxon, OX9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I trained as a humanistic person-centred counsellor and am a qualified family and systemic psychotherapist.  I would be pleased to hear what is concerning you as an individual, couple or family. I offer space to reflect if you are finding life a struggle, you may have a difficult situation or past experience that you would like support with.  There is value in your story, what happened to you, what impact it has on you and how this has affected your relationships.  

I welcome contact from all members of our community.  I have a range of experience supporting clients from the young to later life, working with anxiety, depression, loss, stressful life events, difficulties with relationships and emotions, and with those who have experienced adverse or traumatic circumstances. 

I am pleased to share that I have located a room in Thame, Oxfordshire, to work in person again.  I am also experienced working online or by telephone.  We would think about what is the most suitable and flexible model for your circumstances.  I am fully insured to conduct sessions with clients who are living in the UK.

Once you have made contact with me I offer a 20 minute call free of charge to have a an initial chat, it is a space for you to get a feel for me as a person rather than a webpage! We also check that our availability matches.

If you decide to proceed, our first session is an initial assessment session to explain the counselling service and agree our contract for working together. We record key parts of your history and make time to establish our way forward and to build rapport for you to consider what you feel about working with, do you feel heard by me, do you feel that we are beginning to have a shared understanding.

You may then choose a few sessions to talk through something in particular or prefer to attend sessions on a regular basis.  My range of experience supports me to respond within a therapeutic frame that fits with your needs, this could be short term interventions or longer term support. We would have regular reviews to reflect on our therapeutic relationship.

I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and  British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  My work adheres to their ethical framework and guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

EXPERIENCE

I am a qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, with experience in family therapy clinics in the NHS and private practice.  I work with individuals, couples and families.

I offer a space to understand the unique challenges of individuals, families and couples who want to build closer relationships or face circumstances that are challenging.  Together we focus on what happens between family members, tracking patterns and emotions, while respecting and understanding the viewpoint of each person in the room.  

I have a range of counselling experience working with clients.  I believe that a trusting therapeutic relationship creates space for emotional exploration and wellbeing, and is crucial for change.   Together we consider past experience, current circumstances, and future hopes to co-create change.

I have worked with couples facing a wide range of challenging circumstances while facing transitions in their lives.  I work in the NHS with young people and their families.  I have supported patients, carers and the bereaved in a hospice setting and worked with families who experienced separation, isolation and loss during the Covid-19 pandemic.  I have supported adults as a counsellor for Mind, offered counselling services to young people aged 11-25, and have experience counselling survivors of rape and sexual assault.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2021-23: MSc in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy, Institute of Family Therapy, London (University of Bedfordshire - AFT Accredited) 
  • 2020/21 Post-Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families & Couples, Institute of Family Therapy (Distinction)
  • 2019/20 Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families & Couples, Institute of Family Therapy (Merit)
  • 2019  Core and counselling specific training with Rape Crisis OSARCC
  • 2019  City & Guilds/ National Centre for Suicide Prevention Training UK Suicide First Aid - Level 4 in Understanding Suicide Prevention
  • 2018  Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapuetic Counselling (CPCAB), Buckinghamshire College Group.
  • 2017  Awarded Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Qualification (ABC)
  • 2015  Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therpay, Amersham & Wycombe College
  • 2012-2014  Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Qualification (ABC), Amersham & Wycombe College
  • 2012  Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Amersham & Wycombe College
  • 2011  Introduction to Counselling, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Initially I suggest we speak on the telephone or online for up to 20 minutes to say hello and see if you feel I am a person that you would like to work with.  There is no charge for this call.

I work with long term and short term clients, each session lasts for 50 minutes and the fee is £55 per session.

We will have up to 1 hour for the assessment process and the fee is £30.

Currently I am working in person, by telephone or online with clients who are living in the UK.

I believe in making counselling as accessible to all as I am able to, with this in mind I have a few places that I can offer at a reduced rate per session, please contact me for details.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations of session with less than 24 hours notice will incur half the session fee.

When I work

Please contact me to make an appointment.  I am available daytime, evening and alternate Saturday mornings.

Further information

I am a qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapist.  I have experience working with individuals, families and couples in statutory and non-statutory settings.  My core training was person-centred counselling where care is focused on the needs of the individual.  Research shows that the therapeutic relationship is a key indicator in the 'success' or 'outcome' of therapy, alongside making sure we are tracking the course of therapy together by asking 'are we talking about the right things?' and 'what difference are they making for you?'.  Feedback on the process of therapy is valued as an intrinsic part of the work together.  

My premises are on the ground floor and accessible to all.  If you have a hidden disability and would like to share this information, I will make adaptions to my working practice to support you to access therapy.   

Thame, Oxon, OX9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My counselling room on the ground floor. Wheelchair user access is possible, please contact me to discuss your needs.

Online platforms

Zoom
Nikki Jackson
Nikki Jackson