Jodie Mainstone - Counsellor
Dip Couns, MBACP accred, FDAP accred, NCAC, BACP Registered Counsellor/ Psychotherapist
I started my work as a counsellor in 2005 and I qualified in 2007. I am currently a senior consultant for a treatment centre in South Kensington in London where I facilitate group therapy and see clients for individual and family sessions. I work in private practice in South Kensington SW7 on Wednesdays and Thursdays and at The Heath, Hampstead NW3 on Fridays. I am also able to work with clients via skype.
I have worked as a counsellor both in the UK and in South Africa at various well known treatment facilities and have over a decade of experience working with various client groups including addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, low self-worth, trauma, grief, learning disabilities and clients with family and relationship issues. However, I have extensive experience of working with eating disorders and addictions and I am considered an expert within this field.
I use an integrative approach which means I use various therapeutic modalities in order best meet the needs of my clients. I fit therapeutic approaches to clients and not clients to therapeutic approaches. This is because I believe everyone is unique. Some of the approaches I use are person centered therapy, CBT, DBT, systemic and psychodynamic. My main purpose as a counsellor is to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I support clients to make links to their past and find new coping strategies for dealing with their problems in the present.
I became a counsellor after seeking help for some of my own life difficulties. I believe that my personal experiences as well as professional experiences have shaped me into the counsellor that I have become. I am very passionate about what I do and feel truly grateful to have been able to play a part in other people’s journeys.
If you are looking for a highly experienced, committed, genuine and knowledgeable counsellor then please get in contact.