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?
Gillian Jacobson Integrative Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred)
Hello and a warm welcome to my website.
"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." (Jung)
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.
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 worked for two charities from 2016 to 2020, where 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 also practise Eating Psychology Coaching.
If you struggle with disordered eating, low self esteem related to your body image, coaching can support you to better deal with these issues by improving your relationship with food and yourself. I use Compassion Focused Therapy, mindful nutrition, CBT, inner child work, and psycho-educate on the connection between nutrition and mental health.
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 and Cognitive Behavioural therapy. I also practise Compassion Focused Therapy, which is part of the core of my approach, as well as interventions from other modalities such as Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and mind-body practises such as mindfulness, breathing and visualisation techniques.
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.
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 deep level. This helps me to understand someone's life story and experience, and enables me to sensitively respond to what you 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.
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.
Counselling can help you to:
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
MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
BA Sociology and Psychology (2.1),
Certificate in Culture and Heritage studies
Diploma Gut-Brain Connection (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
If you feel ready to take the first step please get in touch via email to see if we might be a good fit and to make an appointment. I usually respond to all enquiries within 24 - 48hrs. I look forward to hearing from you!
1A Belmont Road, Chiswick,
London, W4 5UL