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Gillian Jacobson Integrative Psychotherapist MNCS Prof Accred

Hello and a warm welcome.

"I am not what happened to me,

I am what I choose to become." (Jung)

The path to a happy and fulfilled life starts by finding a therapist

you can trust and embark on a healing journey with. 

Each of us carries our own baggage and personal struggles.

So many of us continue to struggle in silence due to stigma,

shame or fear. Life can be complicated, as things often happen that

can cause internal reactions and external behaviours that are difficult to bear.  If you have experienced things in your life that have left you feeling upset and distressed, because you are struggling to make sense of it, please know that you are not alone. Even though you are thinking that no one will understand, and feel afraid to talk about things,  I can offer you a safe space where you can begin to gently explore what's been so very difficult for you. 

You do not have to carry on alone anymore. If you have had counselling in the past or are seeking therapy for the first time, you have come to the right place.

I believe that we are all capable of making necessary changes in our lives to create the life we desire.

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What can I help you with:

Depression, Low Mood, Intrusive Thoughts, Negative Thoughts, Motivation, Life Changes, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Confusion, Self Doubt, Worry, Loneliness, Disordered Eating, Mindful Nutrition, Eating Psychology Coaching, Big or Small Traumas, Self Esteem, Self Confidence, Loss and Bereavement, Rejection, Relationship Problems, Anger, Identity, Finding Purpose and Meaning, Addictions, Coping Strategies, Decision Making.

 

How can I help you?

As an Integrative Psychotherapist I use

different therapeutic techniques to help you with

the issue(s) you are bringing to counselling.

The way I practise is an integration of a

person-centred, compassion-focused,

attachment informed and cognitive behavioural

approach.

I will also use interventions and

tools such as mindfulness, breathing and

visualisation techniques.

Further, as an accredited professional member
of the National Counselling Society, my work
adheres to their ethical standards.

 

Counselling can seem daunting as you may

not know what to expect. From me, you can expect warmth,

acceptance, non-judgment and a safe space to talk about

things that are difficult.

My empathic nature helps me connect with you, understand your life story and experience, and sensitively respond to what you share with me. 

My priority is to work with sensitivity to your needs, supporting you through difficulties, uncertainties and personal struggles, always with the intention of finding the best way forward.

Background:

I worked for two charities from 2016 to 2020, where I provided long term psychotherapy in a Community Counselling Service in Maidenhead, and short term CBT counselling for a charity in the borough of Hounslow.

I have worked with - Abuse: Sexual, Domestic, Emotional and Historical/Childhood, Anger issues, Anxiety: General Anxiety Disorder, Panic, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders - Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Emotional/Comfort Eating, EDNOS, Alcoholism and Addictions, Bullying, Life Changes, Depression, Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Relationship Difficulties, Work Stress.

Some benefits of Counselling:

  • Overcome internal struggles

  • Increase your self awareness

  • Grow emotionally stronger

  • Feel more able to deal with life's ups and downs

  • Feel better about yourself

  • Let go of difficult feeling

Qualifications:

MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) 

BA Sociology and Psychology (2.1),

Certificate in Culture and Heritage studies 

Diploma Gut-Brain Connection (Distinction)

Diploma Mindful Nutrition (Distinction) 

Eating Psychology Coach Diploma (Distinction)

 

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Location: 1A Belmont Road, Chiswick,

London, W4 5UL 

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Testimonials

"My counselling experience with Gillian was a transformational journey!
Gillian can create a safe, non-judgmental, and harmonious environment where I felt I could share my life, challenges and help me find my solutions. She equipped me with the right tools and techniques to cope with my negative thinking. She is a wonderful listener, extremely respectful and went beyond to accommodate my schedule and circumstances, so I could get the best counselling experience." 

"From our very first meeting, Gillian seemingly effortlessly created a warm, open, safe and non-judgemental environment where I always felt heard and accepted. Even transferring to online meetings didn't hinder her or lessen the impact of our sessions.
She expertly and sensitively guided me through the process, consistently putting my wellbeing at the forefront and never giving up on me despite my evident apprehension. I'm a convert and have turned my perspective around, all thanks to Gillian!"  

"
I really cannot say enough about my experience with Gillian. When I first approached Gillian, I was admittedly rather sceptical about the idea of therapy, however those doubts were quickly dissolved after our first meeting. Not only that, but I quickly came to realise the significance of my decision, with our sessions undoubtedly transforming my life. Gillian creates a wonderful environment, where you can be yourself, due to her caring, intelligent and tenacious nature. As a result, she quickly helped me combat negative patterns and behaviours that I was prone to prior to our meetings, and I have grown emotionally and mentally much stronger as a result of our meetings. I would recommend Gillian to anyone."

If any of the above or elsewhere on my website resonates with you, or you'd like to find out more and book a free online consultation please get in touch therapyforthefuture@protonmail.com

I usually respond to all enquiries within 24 - 48hrs. I look forward to hearing from you! 

 
 
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