Mrs Judith Jacobs
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS16-03734
I am a Psychotherapeutic counsellor with experience working with adults and 11-18 year olds. I have worked in a school with a 6th form totalling over 2,000 students so have considerable experience with adolescent mental health issues. I also work in a private capacity for students which is funded by parents or guardians as an option when the school funded sessions have finished. I also offered staff members the option of self-funded counselling to help support the. overall well-being of the school as a whole. I have also worked with adult mental health clients not attached to the school. I am a member of National Counselling Society (NCS) and adhere to their code of ethical practice and a member of The Complimentary Medical Association (CMA), I am also a Silver Member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists (IAHT).
Deciding that you need professional help to work through issues you have is the first step and i appreciate that it is not always easy. We all have paths in life that we do our best to navigate through, but sometimes this does not always go as planned. This may cause stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship issues, addictions, compulsions, loneliness, isolation and feeling very overwhelmed, just to name a few.
Communicating thoughts and feelings with others can be difficult for fear of being judged or thinking others do not understand your struggles which is common and can leave the person feeling isolated, vulnerable and a burden to others. This is the reason people turn to counselling
and the next step is finding a counsellor that you are comfortable with and able to trust.
This can a be daunting prospect as counsellors have different approaches they use.
My approach is one that is based on a good therapeutic relationship between us, offering a casual, safe space that is confidential, non-judgemental, safe, warm, comfortable and supportive where we can explore your issues and difficulties together.
As a therapist, i understand that sharing your problems with me can be painful so i do not work to any set agenda or strategy to put in place, only a deep level of acceptance and respect for you as fellow human being. My goal as a therapist is to fully understand what it is like in your world and during our time together, commit to being with you throughout our sessions.
I fully appreciate that life can at times be difficult and challenging but we will look closely at whatever it is that is causing you distress and help you on a journey to a more fulfilled future and a better understanding of yourself as an individual by reaching your goals and finding coping strategies and tools to put in place.
- Qualifications & ExperiencePsychotherapeutic Counsellor, Prof.Dip Psy C MNCS (Accred) MCMA
Other qualifications and CPD:
TQUK in Level 2 in Understanding Autism
Anxiety Management Diploma
Insomnia Practitioner Course
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Diploma
Body Language Diploma
Advanced CBT Diploma Level 4
Advanced Autism Awareness Diploma Level 4
EMDR Therapy Diploma
Eating Psychology Coach Diploma
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Diploma
NLP Master Practitioner Course Level 4
NLP Practitioner course Level 3
EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique Diploma
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Diploma
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Eating disorders
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Young people and children
- Emotional issues
- Panic attacks
- Self esteem
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Children / teenagers
- Languages Spoken