About me

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Jeanette Gabbitas MBACP, MNCS, BA, Ad. Prof. Dip. PC

I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering both short and long   term therapy and have experience in working with people from a diversity of   backgrounds with a wide range of issues, including: stress, anxiety, depression,   anger, low self-esteem, relational problems, self-harm, abuse and trauma.

I work integratively which means I draw on the knowledge of more than one   approach to ensure that the therapy I offer is flexible and tailor-made for each of   my clients, respecting the uniqueness of every individual. The modalities I use are Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the very heart of the work we will do together and I have an ability to connect with my clients in a way that makes them feel safe, comfortable and respected, whilst still providing an environment where personal growth is facilitated.

In addition to practicing privately, I have also been a counsellor at Rushden Mind and Northamptonshire Rape Crisis. I have extensive experience working with victims and witnesses of crime, and have also been privileged to be able provide trauma-informed support to many adult survivors of child sexual abuse during their engagement with a major government inquiry.

Qualifications

  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • BA (Health Sciences and Social Services) with specialisation in Psychological Counselling

Professional Body Membership

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means that I abide and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (the Ethical Framework can be viewed on the BACP website here). I am also an accredited member of The National Counselling Society (NCS), have valid professional indemnity insurance and attend regular training and supervision.

Further training and recent Continuing Professional Development:

  • The trauma counsellor’s toolbox – exercises and techniques to aid recovery and healing from complex trauma
  • Working with relational trauma
  • Working with shame in the therapeutic space
  • Working with dissociative disorders in clinical practice
  • Working with Narcissistic and Borderline personality disorder
  • Counselling clients with terminal illness
  • Working with anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder
  • CBT for anxiety and depression
  • Working in the sexual violence sector (OCN Level 3)

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‘Once you reach the summit of your own heart you will see beauty is everywhere.’

~ Bryant McGill ~