Scarlett Jeffrey. MBACP, BA (Hons)
I understand how difficult it can feel taking the first steps to accessing therapy and beginning to open up to somebody you don’t yet know. That’s why I will always go at your pace, allowing you to guide our sessions. I’m a warm and down-to-earth therapist, offering my knowledge of counselling and therapy to help you work through what brings you to counselling and to achieve the goals you may have. I know that at times of pain and distress it may feel like you can’t see a way out of your difficulties. It’s my job to support you and guide you to being able to find those answers within yourself. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of issues, such as; depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, bereavement, trauma, stress, etc.
I’m a qualified integrative counsellor, which means I work with several different modalities in my approach to therapy. The reason for this is that I don’t believe the client should ‘fit the therapy’, instead I work with what you bring and what might help you as an individual. I also specialise in mindfulness techniques to help clients experiencing anxiety. I hold a safe and confidential space for you to express your difficulties. My aim is that we find a way together for you to be able to work through the things that bring you to counselling.
Sometimes clients are unsure about exactly what brings them to therapy, which again, is something we can very much explore. Sometimes rather than a specific ‘issue’ it may be that you want to explore a feeling, thought, dream or memory. I believe it’s important to find the right therapist for you and I’m always open to clients taking their time after our first session to decide whether I’m the right counsellor for them. I’d invite you to contact me for any questions on how I work and how I might be able to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My studies in psychology and counselling were built over 8 years:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate of Proficiency BACP
- BA (hons) Psychology
- Meditation Teacher Diploma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Belgravia and Central London- £60 per 50 mins session
Bromley (Kent)- £40 per 50 mins session
How can counselling with me help?
Research has found that talking therapy can have a multitude of benefits including:
- Seeing your thoughts/situations from a different perspective
- Learning new coping mechanisms
- Confronting deeply held feelings and memories
- Understanding yourself better
- Regaining your identity
- Seeing a way forward
- Feeling more empowered
- Being able to feel joy again
- Not feeling alone with your problems
What does integrative counselling mean?
In the most simplest of terms, integrative counselling brings several forms of therapy together. This means that rather than one set approach, I bring together several therapy modalities including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), person-centered therapy and psychodynamic therapy.
What can counselling help with?
Counselling can help with a range of issues including:
- Stress and worry
- Anxiety (including panic attacks, social anxiety and OCD)
- Bereavement & loss
- Self-esteem issues
- Identity issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Relationship issues
- Life changes (i.e. job loss, divorce)
- Emotional difficulties such as anger, sadness, jealousy, etc.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My availability ranges from weekday, evening and weekend appointments. Please get in touch for more information
Types of client