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About Me

I am an experienced therapist, based in Nottingham, where I provide psychotherapy and counselling to adults. My aim is to offer clients a warm and accepting space where they can learn self-compassion, self-awareness and self-acceptance.                      

 

I decided to re-train as a psychotherapist, following a long and rewarding career as a social worker.  The theoretical approach I use when working with clients is person-centred and experiential.  My passion for this modality began following my own experience as a client.  My own life has been rich and insightful, allowing me to realise that it is normal for people to encounter difficulties in their lives, at some point.  During these times, intervention in the form of counselling/psychotherapy can create movement for clients.  I have a strong belief in people’s individual capacity to implement the necessary changes in their lives, during times of anxiety, stress and depression, if the right support is in place.  

 

I create work-life balance by taking time to do some of the things I love, like going to galleries, running, following sport, practising yoga, reading, watching films, listening to music and walking in the countryside.

 

My Background

Professional Membership:

 

I am a fully accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a graduate member of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham. As such, I adhere to their respective codes of ethics and this means that my work is appropriately supervised. 

 

Other Professional Memberships: 

 

I am also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a social worker.   

Qualifications: 

 

  • MSc in Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy (Distinction) (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham).  Post-Graduate Diploma and Certificate in the same modality.  

  • Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples (Institute of Family Therapy)

 

Other Relevant Qualifications:

 

  • MA in Social Work (University of Nottingham) 

  • Post-Qualifying Award 1 in Social Work

  • Post-Qualifying Award 2 in Social Work

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Child Care Practice (Social Work)

  • BA Honours Social Studies

Areas of Interest:

 

Professional/theoretical areas of interest include:

 

mutuality/partnership working; working at relational depth with clients; client autonomy; client empowerment; identity; diversity.  

 

I have a genuine interest in working with difference and diversity, and also actively enjoy working with people from other cultures. [Please note that, regretfully, at present I am unable to provide wheelchair access.]  

 

Research Interests:    

 

I have completed research, drawing on/including the following themes:

  • Working mutually to support clients to manage anxiety

  • How clients’ experiences of attachment relationships might impact on the experience of psychological contact in the therapy room

Other Practice Based Experience:

Alongside working in my private practice, I also work at Nottingham Trent University as a psychotherapist. Previously, I have worked as a therapist at Nottingham Women's Centre. 

Being employed as a social worker for 13 years meant that I employed a number of different therapeutic modalities to work in partnership with adults, children, young people and families. They included, Person-Centred Therapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Psychodynamic Theory/Therapy; Systemic Therapy; Solution Focused Brief Therapy; Crisis Intervention; Task Focused methods; Attachment Theory and several others.

 

Therapeutic Experience:

 

I have worked with clients who have required help with the following:   

  • ADHD/ADD

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Child cruelty, including neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse

  • Depression

  • Disability

  • Diversity

  • Eating difficulties and body image counselling

  • Educational and learning difficulties

  • Gender

  • Identity

  • Isolation

  • Loneliness

  • Personal development

  • Physical health problems

  • Redundancy 

  • Relationship breakdown, including family relationships, friendships, romantic relationships, marriage, civil partnerships, relationships with colleagues/managers

  • Self-harm

  • Sexual harm, including sexual abuse and rape

  • Sexuality

  • Students in higher education

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Trauma within families and individual experiences of trauma

  • Workplace conflict

Our Sessions

How you and I might work together:  

 

  • I currently work with individuals and couples who are adults (aged 18 and over).

  • Therapy/counselling sessions last for 60 minutes 

  • Short, medium or long-term work is optional and will be agreed between us

  • Frequency of sessions is weekly

  • You and I will regularly review our work together to alter or maintain any of your goals 

  • The ending of therapy/counselling will be respectfully considered and explored between us

 

Languages spoken: 

English

 

Fees: 

Sessions £45 for individuals (Initial session £20), £50 for couples
Student of psychotherapy/counselling £35 (Initial session £20). My practice is 2.3 miles from The Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute and 1 mile from Nottingham University Jubilee Campus.

 

How to book a session:

Please leave me a message by phone or email with your name and preferred number, and then I can call you back to talk at a time convenient to you.

Availability:

Sessions available all day, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in Wollaton, Nottingham.  

 
 

FAQ

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

In simple terms, people often define counselling as short-term work in therapy.  For example, addressing a single issue such as resolving a one-off moment of conflict with a colleague from work.  This could be achieved in a short period of time over six sessions.  

 

The term psychotherapy is often used to describe long-term work in the therapy room which might last between several months and a number of years.  This might include, talking about your recent history of relationships or life experiences; or past history of relationships or life experiences.   

How do I know if I need counselling/

psychotherapy?

Sometimes in life, people experience difficulties in relationships; at workplaces; at home; during retirement; experience loss, grief, depression, anxiety, distress etc.  When this happens, people often have a sense that something needs to shift, but it just won’t.  

 

Some people may have tried talking things through with friends, family, partners, or colleagues, yet there’s still no change.  In this situation, those closest to us are often willing to give advice, but this sometimes feels as though there’s little space to be properly heard, in an independent way, without being judged.

 

Counselling and psychotherapy attempt to provide an accepting environment in which people are given the space to be heard without interruption or forceful opinion.  This type of exploration between client and psychotherapist often allows clients to become autonomous in answering their own questions and in solving their own problems. 

How many sessions do I need?

This is negotiable and will vary from person to person.  

 

In the initial session, we can discuss your goals.  For example, we might decide to test out working together for six sessions and then review our work, to check if we want to continue.  

 

Regularly reviewing our work together will allow you to make decisions about what best suits you and meets your needs.  Furthermore, this will allow us to explore whether our work together is effective.  

         Digital Privacy Policy: 

 

I politely request that both potential and actual clients who contact me via email, text and social media offer limited personal detail in their communication, as electronic forms of communication are sometimes insecure.  Instead, personal and sensitive information will be securely held in the therapy room in a face-to-face setting.       

 

Contact Me

Jacqui Roome Psychotherapy
 

Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 1JS

tel: 07725 850965

email: jacqui.a.roome@gmail.com

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Free on-street parking is available directly outside the practice. 

 

It is also just a four minute walk from the nearest bus stop, which is the Brendon Road stop on the bus lines Trent Barton number 2, and the NCT number 30.

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