- Phone number
- 07855 554519
About me and my therapy practice
As a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist and supervisor I work either short term or long term with individuals and couples. I can provide a friendly and fully confidential space for you to disclose your fears, worries, hopes and aspirations.
Life can throw all sorts of difficulties our way and it can often be overwhelming to deal with problems alone. Sometimes, seeking help can seem daunting but it can also be the first step in being listened to, understood and finding some answers. Together we can explore and reflect on aspects of your life, and through this exploration of the difficulties you face, you may start to gain some clarity and find new meaning.
I have trained in psychoanalytic, integrative and existential psychotherapeutic approaches as well as CBT. In general, my favoured approach is existential; exploring the way you are currently living your life and engaging in a dialogue which is both respectful and challenging at times.
The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of successful therapy, so it is important that you choose someone you will be able to relate to and engage with. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, or visit my website www.ameliajeans.com
As an experienced therapist, who has also held senior roles in the corporate world, I understand the challenges of a work/life balance. Talking things through can often bring perspective and clarity to anxiety provoking situations. Ultimately, we can decide to face and master our struggles, or run away and be in thrall to them; this is a choice that you can explore in therapy with me.
My first session
My first session will offer you an opportunity to tell me a little about what brings you to therapy and what your goals for this journey of self discovery might be. We also can decide if we feel comfortable with each other and would like to work together.
Often, the first session can bring relief, just by starting to tackle something that has been gnawing away and left unheeded. Just saying out loud some of your worst fears can bring relief.
This one session is an important one because it sets out the struggles and hopes that you face in your life currently, including an exploration of important relationships. Childhood issues may play an important part, but in this first session it is asking the question, 'how am I living my life now?'
The focus is also on how we relate to each other, do you feel truly listened to and understood? Could you trust this relationship enough to reveal your inner fears? These are important questions that can determine the outcome of therapy.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Integrative, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited