JESSICA ROGERS MBACP (Reg.); MNCS (Acc. & Reg.); Ad. Prof. Dip. PC; BA (Hons)
I gained extensive experience whilst training with a counselling service in South Wales: my work in the community involved helping individuals who struggled with a diverse range of issues including bereavement/loss, alienation, anxiety, stress, OCD, self-harm, PTSD, family issues, abuse and post-natal depression amongst other areas.
I have previously undertaken Child Protection Training, and am committed to regular supervision and on-going training courses to ensure I continuously up date my knowledge and skills.
I am an integrative counsellor: I take elements of therapeutic approaches that best suit the individual and the individual's need and preferred way of working. I work in a predominantly person-centred way (that is, I believe that every individual has the potential to implement changes in their own life and can achieve their goals.) This approach is non-directive: that is, I do not tell you what to do, but together we talk through your problems and options. At times a Psychodynamic approach may be called for (that is, looking back at past events in order to assess their impact on your present behaviours, thinking and feelings); whilst at other times it may be that you require some coping strategies to manage behaviours, thoughts and emotions (CBT). Calling on aspects of these approaches is part of my integrative approach.
My aim is: to help you explore your feelings and problems hindering wellbeing in order to make transitions by addressing issues that may be holding you back. The ultimate aim is to enable you manage your own feelings, find your own solutions and make autonomous decisions in order to live life in a positive manner.
My qualifications are as follows:
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad.Dip.PC)
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Certificate (Dip.PC)
Advanced Counselling Skills Level 3
Basic Counselling Skills (Certificate of Merit)
BA (Hons) in English Studies
Further Courses and professional development:
Introduction to CBT
Counselling Young People Adjustment Disorder and Depression
Integrative Approach to OCD
European Symposium on Addictive Disorders
Relational Depth and Emotional Connection in online Therapy
Relationships - a BACP Webinar
Counselling Young People Conference (Webinar)ebina
Identity - a BACP Webinar
National Counselling Society (Accredited & Registered) (NCS)
British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (Registered) (BACP)