Welcome to Connect Therapy, Counselling and Coaching. My name is Jamie and I work integratively to provide support for a wide range of issues. You can find out more about me and my experience below.
You can see a full breakdown of the services available, including fees, here.
All sessions are available to access via phone, online or in person from our base in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
My journey to becoming a counsellor has been a long and winding one and includes several years working within education - both secondary and tertiary - within organisations and within charities and social enterprises.
I have completed levels 2 and 3 in Counselling Skills and training with CPCAB and a PGDip in Counselling and Coaching with the University of East London. Additionally I also hold a PGDip in Mental Health Recovery, a PGCE and completed a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Philosophy.
I specialise in working with domestic and sexual abuse and childhood sexual abuse and trauma. Though I am qualified to work in many areas, including the following:
Working with suicide and self-harm, including suicidal ideation and thoughts
Disordered eating and body image
LGBTQIA+ friendly practice
Depression and Anxiety
Addiction and Substance Abuse
CPD is a core component of any effective therapist's practice, and I continually update and expand my knowledge of psychotherapeutic practice and support, as well as specialist training with specific mental health and psychiatric conditions.
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and an accredeited member of NCS (National Counselling Society) which uphold a strict code of ethics and aim to ensure client safety and wellbeing throughout the therapeutic journey. You can read the BACP ethical framework here.
I am also a Fellow of the Mental Health Collective which brings together professionals by training and professionals by lived experience of mental health concerns and services to better support and advocate for those most in need. You can read more about them here.
Connect Therapy are also proud members of the Victim Focus Charter which follows a trauma informed approach and upholds the promise to actively challenge and prevent victim blaming, and support all those whose lives have been impacted by trauma and abuse.