Therapy for the Future
Hello, I'm Gillian Jacobson,
an Integrative Psychotherapist helping clients who
have experienced adverse and difficult childhoods,
relationship break ups and loss, low self esteem and
"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 continue to struggle in silence due to stigma, shame or fear. Life is unpredictable and can be complicated. Things can happen that cause us to react and behave in certain ways that can be difficult to bear. If you have experienced something that has left you feeling upset and or distressed, and are struggling to make sense of it, please know that you are not alone. If you have had counselling in the past or are seeking therapy for the first time, you have come to the right place.
If you are going through or have gone through a difficult experience(s), you may be thinking that no one will understand, or feel worried and anxious to talk about things. This is perfectly understandable.
I can help you make sense of things in a safe and trusting inter-personal space.
From me, you can expect warmth, acceptance, non-judgment and a safe space to talk about things that are difficult. My empathic nature allows me to work with sensitivity to your needs, support you through uncertainty and personal struggles, and find the best way forward.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist I integrate different therapeutic techniques depending on the issues that you want help with. Mainly I integrate person-centred counselling, compassion-focused therapy, attachment informed and psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural therapeutic approaches. I will also use interventions and tools such as mindfulness, breathing and visualisation techniques.
Your wellbeing is my priority and therefore I am an accredited professional member of
the National Counselling Society, whose standards and protocol I follow for safe therapeutic practise. You can read more about their ethical standards here.
Issues I work with
Depression & Low Mood
Anxiety & Social Anxiety
Worry, Self-doubt, Intrusive & Negative Thoughts, Self-Criticism
Adverse Childhood experiences
Emotional & Disordered Eating
Low Self Esteem & Self Confidence
Loss & Bereavement
Relationship Problems & Breakup
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 feelings
Qualifications & Professional Background
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)
From 2016 to 2020 I provided counselling for two charities in Maidenhead and Hounslow.
I worked both long term and short term with clients with issues such as:
abuse, anxiety and depression, eating disorders, addictions, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss.
I have been in private practise in West London since 2018 seeing clients in person and online.
1A Belmont Road, Chiswick,
London, W4 5UL
For more information about working together and if we might be a good fit please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org