Back Care classes
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:15
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:30 - 17:30
For Bookings & Enquiries please contact 01273 220159 or Email us [email protected]
01273 220 159
We offer a full schedule of weekly classes, along with regular workshops and special events:
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Give the Gift of Wellbeing
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Dr Jake Ellwood
Jake is a highly qualified counselling psychologist who offers short and long-term therapy, with appointments available on Mondays and Saturdays (daytime and evenings). He has a warm, supportive and empathetic approach, and helps people of all backgrounds with a wide range of issues.
As Jake explains:
"A common misconception about talking therapy is that it is only for the ‘unwell’ or those with severe mental health issues; I firmly believe, however, that therapy can offer significant benefits for all of us – as a way of increasing well-being, overcoming challenges, and helping us to understand ourselves better.
My role as therapist is to provide the space in which personal growth can occur, by helping you to work through difficulties and achieve greater insight and self-acceptance."
Some of the issues that Jake works with include:
Adolescent therapy (13 years and above)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Problems at work or school
Search for meaning
Substance misuse and dependency
Jake is qualified and experienced in a wide range of therapeutic approaches and he finds the best results tend to come from integrating them together in a flexible and responsive way, so that each therapy session is tailored to suit your individual needs:
- The person-centred approach establishes a safe, non-judgemental environment which encourages the expression of emotions;
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy focuses on our past and present experiences in relationships, and how these have shaped our relational style and our beliefs about ourselves;
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a solution-focused approach that examines how our thoughts and beliefs influence our emotions and behaviour, and seeks to challenge some of our ingrained patterns of thought and behaviour by testing out new ways of being;
In addition to these main approaches, he also incorporates mindfulness-based techniques for the treatment of anxiety and depression, and as a way of helping people to live more in the present moment and develop a kinder relationship with themselves.
Jake is also a level 3 trained EMDR therapist. Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing is an evidence-based therapy aimed specifically at processing trauma memories, allowing people to move on from trauma-related symptoms that may be affecting quality of life and limiting activities. It is also used in the treatment of chronic pain, addiction, and OCD.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having studied English at the University of Oxford, he worked for some years as a teacher and editor before retraining as a pyschologist at the University of Sussex, where he completed the MSc in Experimental Psychology. He subsequently undertook a professional doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey, where his main research focus was on mindfulness and the therapeutic relationship.
He has several years’ experience in NHS and non-NHS settings, working with a diverse client group and a wide range of presentations. He currently works as a psychologist within a psychosis service in the Sussex Partnership NHS Trust.
Jake is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is committed to its codes of ethics, professional standards and practices.
Bookings and Enquiries
Jake is always happy to discuss your individual requirements and offers a free initial assessment. You can contact Jake on 07790 936845 / [email protected] or via the Centre on 01273 220159/ [email protected]
Counselling Psychologist &
Initial Assessment: FREE
Please contact the centre or Jake directly on:
- 01273 220159
- 07790 936845 (direct)
PsychD CPsychol HCPC Registered
Individuals: £80 per session
Please note: Jake's client list is currently full. If you would like to be put on a waiting please contact Reception or Jake directly