Jess qualified as an Integrative Counsellor in 2008 and is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. She has worked in both the NHS and voluntary sector acquiring over 8 years’ experience working with people with addictive behaviours (alcohol & drug misuse including smoking cessation), complex or multiple issues and people in crisis.
Jess has a particular interest in working with people with health related issues in particular diabetes. Her skill set and experience means she can work with most issues ranging from anxiety and depression, relationship issues, life changes and work place stress.
Jess tailors her counselling approach to the person’s needs and believes the counselling relationship is fundamental to the process. She is currently undertaking formal training towards schema certification and introduces aspects of schema therapy into her work to help issues that need a deeper level of work or for people who have issues that keep arising throughout their lifetime. She is able to use a combination of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), psycho dynamic and relational therapy and enjoys working in a solution focused and collaborative way. Jess aims to provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and nurturing environment to talk about your issues and welcomes all enquiries and questions about whether she would be the best suited counsellor for you.