Practitioners & Teachers
I offer friendly and down to earth counselling for young people (11yrs+) and adults, as well as clinical supervision for counsellors and trainees. I specialise in working with mental health problems, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, flashbacks, abuse, suicidal thoughts, and sexual violence. However, this does not mean you have had to experience any of these to have counselling. It may be that you feel a bit down, or you’ve had a loss, a change in circumstance, or a difficult relationship, or want to reflect on your life. There are so many reasons to get counselling and you don’t have to wait until it all feels a bit ‘too much’ to start.
Types of Counselling
I believe that counselling will look different for every person because we are all so individual. It may be you would like a space to talk and be heard, or to learn practical techniques (such as ‘grounding’ exercises), or explain how your brain and body are working to protect you after experiencing trauma / loss / abuse. I also offer a space if you wish to do mindfulness, colouring, drawing, painting, clay or therapeutic games.
The framework of counselling I offer is called ‘Gestalt’, it means that it’s important for me to be real and to be myself, this can be helpful for people who may struggle with the formal or clinical side of counselling. I believe we are all made up of different ‘parts’ and that working out what these are and accepting them can empower us to be more of who we truly are. These parts may be how we think, feel, or act, or it can be social, cultural, sexual or spiritual parts too.
I also offer counselling to young people and adults with themes relating to the Christian faith and spirituality; this may be anything from needing an empathetic space to explore your faith, to experiences of spiritual abuse.
Training, Qualifications and Experience
I have worked as a counsellor for 8 years and have experience at a number of organisations and charities, including: NHS, Rape Crisis, and YMCA DLG. I have also worked in secondary and primary schools and in supported housing.
BAHons English and Education – University of Brighton
PG(Dip) Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling – University of Brighton
Certificate in Theological Studies – University of Oxford
Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision – Counselling Tutor Ltd.
Book a session with Jess or learn more about her practice by sending her a message at [email protected]
For any therapies, sessions, or classes, kindly contact your preferred Practitioners and Teachers directly.