About Me

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.

My training:
Life and it’s struggles
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Framework Level 5) 2016
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (Framework Level 4) 2014
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2013
Training with 4Children 2015
Worcestershire Safeguarding Board Children Board, Targeted Training Two
Brief Solution Focused Practice
Mental Health First Aid
Working in Other People’s Homes
Child Protection
Child Exploitation and Online Safety
Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Help Assessment Practitioner Training
Equality and Diversity
Supporting Effective Parenting
Processing, Protecting and Sharing Information
SEND code of Practice
Domestic Abuse
Samaritans Listener 2013
Raising Safeguarding Awareness in Early Years 2008
Childminding Practice Course 2003
Working with Children, Young People and their Families 2008
I’ve been a childminder, worked in admin and a professional photographer doing family and pet portraits
Full DBS certificate

As part of best and safe practice, I am a member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics.1

 

What does all this mean for you?

It means I am able to support you emotionally because of my experiences, training and support.
It means I am part of a larger professional body being the best I can to ensure you are safe when vulnerable.
It means I am confident I can help you be happier and authentic.
It means you can relax, you have the support you need and are not alone anymore.