I’m Jessy, a qualified BACP person-centred counsellor, a mum, a photographer and someone who has lived with depression since I was a teenager and have developed and shared strategies to cope and learn to live with it.
I am an experienced and qualified Counsellor and have specialised in postnatal low level mental health issues and now work within private practice. I have a special interest in helping new mothers transition into their new identity and role and help them overcome any trauma or negative experiences through this transition.
I work in a person centered way, use Solution Focused Therapy, Photo Therapy as well as conventional Talking Therapy but each person is different so each package of support is bespoke to each individual.
I am driven to help others in need. Much like if you see someone stumble and fall, you go to help them, I feel like I do that for people who have stumbled emotionally.
I am trained to level 4 in Counselling, fully insured and I am a student member of the BACP and I abide by their code of ethics.
As part of best and safe practice, I have a supervisor, personal counsellor and business mentor.
I have been a student counsellor at Sandycroft Wellbeing Centre, volunteered for Cruse Bereavement as a Bereavement Counsellor having done their training.
I have also I have volunteered as a Samaritans listener helping those feeling suicidal, part of the schools outreach programme delivering talks and workshops and done the full Samaritans intensive training.
I have worked as a counsellor for Wychavon district, helping new mothers with anxiety and postnatal depression and have worked as a support worker for the elderly and those with schizophrenia.
I have done therapeutic photography projects such as jelly Bellies, Unmasked, gratitude projects. And lastly, I am a photographer and understand the healing power of the visual image both as a taker and a seer.
I have personally used photography and images to help myself heal and in turn have helped others heal too. I have worked with women, photographing them on the Jelly Bellies project and Calendar Girls. Judy Weiser, the founder of phototherapy and therapeutic photography, has supported my, Unmaksed project and shared them with her groups and peers.
As part of best and safe practice, I am a member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics.1