Even the strongest amongst us can feel lost, unsure or unhappy at times. I believe everybody is unique and with the right counsellor is able to move towards a more fulfilling life.
My name is Jessica Macey and I am a qualified humanistic integrative counsellor currently working with adults in the East Grinstead, West Sussex area.
I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore whatever difficulties you are experiencing at the moment. As a humanistic counsellor I believe you are the expert on yourself and are able to make your own decisions. Working integratively means I draw from different theories to support you and suit your individual needs.
I am able to work with many different issues including
post natal depression
low self esteem
emotional support for carers
I have personal experience with caring for and losing a loved one as well as parenting a deaf child and am therefore able to offer emotional support around challenging times.
My aim is to support you and promote understanding in order to help understand and cope with any issues you may be experiencing.
I also worked as a bereavement counsellor at St Catherine's Hospice.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within and adhere to their ethical guidelines.
what is counselling?
If you are going through emotionally difficult times, counselling provides a confidential, non-judgemental and safe space in which you can be yourself and talk freely about the challenges you are experiencing in your life, without having to worry who you offend or upset in the process.
Having the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings can be beneficial to identify and understand your difficulties.
Each person has their own unique experience of counselling and your outcome will, to an extent, depend on you and what you want to achieve.
Counselling may help you to gain a greater understanding of yourself, of others and an understanding of what makes you happy. It can help you make positive choices and provide you with the tools to deal with stress and anxiety. It may also help you to gain clarity and direction when looking to the future.
In our modern and ever changing society I understand that a busy life may prevent us from committing to a specific time and place, or more commonly, our anxieties can hold us back by not being able or wanting to leave our familiar surroundings where we feel safest.
Online and Telephone counselling offers you a safe alternative to meeting face to face wherever you are in the world.
For your online counselling I use Skype and VSee and if you wish to discuss these alternatives further, we can do so in a free 15 min telephone or online consultation.
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate TA 101
BSL Levels 1&2
Making Trauma Therapy Safer
Animal Assisted Therapy
Safeguarding in Children
Safeguarding in Adults
Childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence
I take part in ongoing professional and personal development by attending workshops and courses as well as reading literature relating to my work.
Our initial meeting would include an assessment to allow us to discuss your needs and expectations.
Should you decide to proceed with counselling, we will agree on the goals you want to achieve and then put a plan together to help you get the best out of your sessions.
We would meet on a weekly basis with each appointment lasting 60 minutes.
I also offer online counselling via Skype, VSee or Zoom.
Please give at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend a session. Missed sessions without notice are fully charged for.
Initial Appointment face to face- £30 (40 mins)
Initial Appointment online - £0 (15 mins)
Individual Appointment - £45 on weekday evenings
Concessionary rates are available. Please ask.