Jade is currently training to be an integrative counsellor, which includes, person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT therapy. Through her own experiences of how life changing therapy can be, she is passionate about providing a safe and empathic space for you to feel supported and heard.
“Having worked as a hairdresser for almost 10 years I always felt I was a good listener and someone that others felt comfortable sharing their personal problems with. The years of experience taught me how to be non-judgemental and gave me valuable experience working with people from all different walks of life.
After experiencing a huge love for this part of my work and how life changing therapy was for myself, I knew that counselling was something that I wanted to pursue. After taking some time out to travel, I decided to do a year of Psychology during the pandemic with the Open University. Here I gained a Certificate in Higher Education and I believe this set me up with a great foundation to go on to study Counselling at the University of East London.
I am now halfway through my second year. On our course we are taught integrative counselling, meaning that I will pull from different modalities, depending on what is best for you. So far, I have completed my modules on person-centred and psychodynamic counselling and am just starting CBT. Above all, I am most passionate about creating an empathetic space, where you feel supported and heard.”
Talking therapies can help you work out how to deal with negative thoughts and feelings and make positive changes. They can help people who are feeling distressed by difficult events in their lives as well as people with mental health problems. Talking about your thoughts and feelings can help you deal with times when you feel troubled about something. If you turn a worry in your mind it can grow. But talking about it can help you work out what is bothering you and why, and this is where talking to a professional therapist can help.