Psychotherapy in Chippenham and Bath.
Hi, my name is Jess. Thank you for visiting my site today. In sessions with me you will be offered careful listening, and a willingness to join you wherever you are now. From me you will receive warmth and insight, both in terms of the training I have received, and from my own life experience. The work will progress at your pace, and I will be right there with you.
Whether you are navigating a current emotional difficulty, experiencing relationship problems, loss of direction, feeling isolated, going through life changes, or looking for meaning in your life, a course of psychotherapy can be a life changing experience.
Over the course of our sessions, you can learn to cope with your feelings, set appropriate boundaries, and experience a growing resilience.
I am a Senior Trainee Psychotherapist at BCPC (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling). The course is accredited by the UKCP and the MA is validated by Middlesex University. This is a long postgraduate course over many years, combining rigorous academic and experiential learning. The orientation of my practice is Humanistic and Integrative, and I am currently in my sixth year of training. I am fully insured and a trainee member of UKCP, and I work with clients who are over 18.
In my previous career I worked as a Registered Nurse within the NHS for 18 years and through this I have witnessed how intrinsically linked physical and mental health are. This has given me a wealth of experience in supporting people through extremely difficult and challenging times.
Therapy can help you with:
Feelings of being stuck
Lack of direction
Loss of meaning
Living with Chronic Illness
Eco and Climate Anxiety
Get in touch to talk about anything not mentioned here.
Sessions and Fees
Sessions last 50 minutes and cost a reduced rate of £40 whilst I complete my 6th and final year of training. They can take place face to face or online.
I offer a complementary 15 minute telephone assessment so we can see if I am the right psychotherapist for you.
I offer short-term and longer-term Psychotherapy for those aged 18yrs and over.
Sessions are in person at the Practice Rooms in Bath and the Therapy Rooms in Chippenham, with the flexibility to have some Zoom sessions if needed.
Practice Rooms: 26 Upper Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1RH
Therapy Rooms: Pew Hill House, Pew Hill, Chippenham SN15 1DN
Bath Practice Rooms
Is Psychotherapy for me?Psychotherapy can seem daunting, especially if you are new to therapy. The work will be at your pace, and we will work together to build trust and a feeling of safety. In time this can enable you to feel comfortable exploring areas of your thoughts and past experiences which previously were too scary or overwhelming to talk about.
Is it ok if I don't really know why I am coming to therapy?Yes, its okay to feel uncertain about why you are thinking of starting therapy. Therapy is a space for you to explore what is going on, when it can feel difficult to know how you are feeling. You may be having anxious feelings, low mood, dark thoughts, and any of these things can make it tricky to think of starting therapy or making contact. Whatever the feelings are that have brought you to look at these pages, we can work through it together.
Is everything we talk about confidential?Let me reassure you that I take confidentiality very seriously and work within the guidance of UKCP. I only discuss my client work with a clinical supervisor and a supervision group to support my work, but I do not share names or identifying details. My supervisor and supervision group all adhere to the guidance of UKCP.
Is there a minimum number of sessions?After our initial session if we decide to work together, I usually suggest we have 6 sessions then review how it is going. Psychotherapy tends to be open ended and is more likely to be longer term than Counselling. Essentially, it depends on what you are hoping for. Psychotherapy can be life changing, especially with longer term work. It has taken a lifetime to get you to where you are now, so there is usually some time involved. However, if there is an acute or shorter-term problem, Psychotherapy could also be very helpful in untangling what is happening now and finding a way through.
Do I have to have face to face therapy?Face to face is my preferred method of therapy; However, I am happy to offer online sessions as an alternative if that suits you better.
Can I have breaks in therapy?For therapy to be helpful it is usually best to have a sense of consistency and weekly sessions. However, if for any reason your circumstances change, and you are unable to attend for a period of time, I will work with you to try and accommodate the changes.
What is humanistic and integrative psychotherapy?I work in a humanistic and integrative way which involves seeing each individual as a whole person including body, feelings, mind and spirit. This helps me to explore all aspects of self, and how feelings manifest in different ways.
How does therapy come to an end?Therapy will end when you feel ready for it to end. There is no set time, and it really depends on you. When you no longer wish to continue with our sessions, an ending session is an important part of the process that needs time and consideration.
Arrange an initial 15 minute telephone appointment or if you have any questions about Psychotherapy. We can discuss what you're looking for and if I am the right Psychotherapist for you.
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I aim to respond to enquiries within 48 hours and all communication is strictly confidential.