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Have you been struggling with something for a while,

or finding it difficult to move past a significant event in your life? 

Are you feeling in despair and wondering how you will get through it?

Do you feel stuck in old habits but want to move forward?

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Gillian Jacobson Integrative Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred)

Hello and a warm welcome to my website.

 

As in the words of Carl Jung, "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become," I believe that 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. However, 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.

How can I help you?

I am a BACP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist and have been working with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds to help them overcome interpersonal and intra-personal

issues that have caused various problems in their lives. 

I have experience working for two charities from 2016 to 2020. I provided long term psychotherapy in a Youth and 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.

I provide integrative psychotherapy if you have experienced or experiencing any of the above. I also offer counselling informed coaching for disordered eating behaviour to help you improve your relationship with food by teaching you skills such as mindful nutrition and psycho-educating on the connection between nutrition and mental health, and  simultaneously providing counselling support for the emotional causes for the disordered eating behaviour. 

People have always commented on how easy it is to talk to me, and that I have a calming presence. 

My empathic nature allows me connect with others on a very deep level. This helps me to understand someone's life story and experience, and enables me to sensitively respond to what you may choose to share with me.

I will always work with sensitivity to your needs, supporting you through difficulties, uncertainties and personal struggles and find the best way forward.

 

How does Integrative Psychotherapy work?

 

This mode of psychotherapy draws on and integrates different therapeutic techniques

to support you to work through problems, such as difficult thoughts, uncomfortable feelings

and unresolved issues. The main modes of therapy that I practise are Person-Centred Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Compassionate Focused Therapy,

Solution Focused Therapy.

For more information on these therapies click here.

 

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.  

 

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)

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy my work adheres to the ethical standards as can be found here 

 

 

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Please get in touch if you would like to find out more and make an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you! 

1A Belmont Road, Chiswick,

London, W4 5UL

therapyforthefuture@protonmail.com 

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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!"

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