JED BRIDGE

Jed Bridge counselling in manchesterCounselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision.

Are you looking for help?

I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults seeking help to address a wide range of life issues and difficulties.

These include:

  • self esteem and confidence;
  • relationship and trust issues;
  • problem gambling;
  • stress and anxiety;
  • low mood;
  • bereavement and loss;
  • life changes;
  • personal growth and development.

I am motivated by a genuine desire to serve others. I offer a listening ear, combining compassion and commitment with the understanding, skills and expertise that I have developed and matured in 20 years of working with clients, along with the insights and experiences of my own personal journey.

My aim is to help people to:

  • become more authentic and self-directed;
  • develop self-awareness and insight;
  • recognise their inner resources and address limiting responses;
  • free themselves up to make more effective choices;
  • achieve a more loving relationship with themselves;
  • find balance and wholeness;
  • enjoy increased fulfilment in relationships and life in general.

I hope to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploration and positive change.

Daytime and Evening Appointments

Please contact me, via The Worsley Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, to arrange an appointment, or for an informal chat to discuss any of your needs or questions you may have.

I also offer clinical supervision to trainee and qualified practitioners.

Background and Experience

I have worked in various settings, including:

  • Sessional counsellor (7 yrs) in a Central Manchester GP surgery (‘The Docs’, Bloom Street);
  • Sessional counsellor (6 yrs) at GamCare, a national organisation dealing with problem gambling, where I established a clinical specialism working with gamblers and people adversely affected by problem gambling;
  • Sessional counselling at Beechwood Cancer Care Centre, Stockport, working with people affected by a cancer diagnosis or loss of a family member;
  • Supervisor and co-trainer for Cruse Bereavement Care, Greater Manchester Branch.

In addition, I have several years’ experience as a course tutor and personal development group facilitator on various counselling courses (Diploma, Certificate and Introductory) at a number of local colleges: Liverpool Community College (2009-11); Manchester College of Arts and Technology (2001-07); Salford College (1996-2001); Tameside College (1996-7 & 1999).

I have been a qualified supervisor since 2000, offering clinical supervision on an independent basis to both qualified and trainee practitioners. My practice includes an ongoing contract to deliver individual and group supervision services to Beacon Counselling, a highly-respected charity based in Stockport (2009 to date).

Theoretical Orientation

My theoretical orientation is integrative, bringing together aspects of various psychotherapeutic models within the core humanistic aims and values I have described above. My influences include principles, concepts and methods from person-centred therapy, transactional analysis, gestalt, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches, as well as the learning from my own insights and life experience.

Qualifications and Training

My relevant qualifications and training include:

  • Diploma in Counselling;
  • Diploma in Fieldwork Supervision;
  • Diploma in Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy, Psychology & Psychotherapy (National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy);
  • Advanced Certificate in Stress & Anxiety Management;
  • Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Group Work;
  • Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Hypnosis;
  • GamCare clinical training – various certificated training programmes relating to problem gambling and working with problem gamblers, family members and affected others;
  • 3 years’ advanced clinical training in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy (420 EATA accredited hours, 1996-99);
  • Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory).

I engage in regular CPD (continuing professional development) in many areas related to counselling, psychotherapy and supervision, in addition to my ongoing personal development and interests in energy and spirituality.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member MBACP), Reg. No. 109981, and work within theBACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

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