Gillian Jacobson

Integrative Psychotherapist

MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

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I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and an Accredited Professional member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society which informs the ethical foundation of my practise. I work by integrating a range of different therapeutic approaches each tailored to meet my clients needs, such as CBT, Person-Centred Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Solution Focused Therapy. I can help you with: Depression & Low Mood Anxiety & Social Anxiety Worry, Self-doubt Intrusive & Negative Thoughts Self-Criticism Adverse Childhood experiences Emotional & Disordered Eating Low Self Esteem & Self Confidence Loss & Bereavement Relationship Problems & Separation. I also have a special interest in: Eating Psychology Coaching: If you struggle with disordered eating, low self esteem related to your body image, coaching can support you to better deal with these issues by improving your relationship with food and yourself. I use Compassion Focused Therapy, mindful nutrition, CBT, inner child work, and psycho-educate on the connection between nutrition and mental health. Mindful Nutrition: Can help you with issues related to your relationship with food, such as body image, self-esteem, weight loss, eating disorders, obesity as well as gut issues such as IBS and IBD. The connection between mind and body as seen in these issues means that a mindfulness based nutritional intervention in conjunction with psychotherapy can help you if you are struggling with any of the above problems. Gut-Brain Connection: Our gut has a remarkable influence on our brain and ultimately how we think and feel. This is due to the microbiome and its 100 trillion bacteria that a play a crucial part in mood and stress regulation, behaviour, and manufacturing of neurotransmitters to name but a few. Notably our gut produces 95% of the body's serotonin, 50% dopamine and many other neurotransmitters and hormones that influence and regulate our mood, behaviour and a plethora of other chemical and physiological reactions.

AbuseAging ConcernsAnxietyAttachment TheoryAutismBody Image IssuesCareer CounselingCoachingCodependencyDepressionDivorceDomestic AbuseDrug Dependence / Abuse / AddictionEating DisorderFamily ConflictGender IdentityHistorical TraumaImmigration/AcculturationInsomniaInterventionLoss or GriefMindfulness-basedNutritionObesityOCDODDPanicPersonal GrowthPostpartumPregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health)PsychodynamicPTSDRelationalSelf-EsteemSocial PhobiaTrauma

Attachment Therapy: A psychodynamic therapy that looks into your early relationship with your primary caregiver(s) and significant others. Our experience of our first relationship during infancy has a marked impact on our lives, as this relationship becomes theblueprintfor all others. Attachment Therapy can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your world. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Explores your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, regarding the issues you have come to counselling for. It examines thinking patterns and deep seated negative beliefs about yourself that perpetuates your problems. Through practical exercises it provides a structured approach to tackling issues. Person-Centred Therapy: A humanistic therapy that has three principles at its core: empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. In person-centred therapy great value is placed on these principles, as it is foremost that you feel heard, understood and accepted. I also practise Compassion Focused Therapy, which is part of the core of my approach, and interventions from other modalities such as Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and mind-body practises such as mindfulness, breathing and visualisation techniques.

I worked for two charities from 2016 to 2020, where I provided long term psychotherapy in a Community Counselling Service in Maidenhead, and short term CBT counselling for a charity in the borough of Hounslow. I have worked with - Abuse: Sexual, Domestic, Emotional and Historical/Childhood, Anger issues, Anxiety: General Anxiety Disorder, Panic, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders - Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Emotional/Comfort Eating, EDNOS, Alcoholism and Addictions, Bullying, Life Changes, Depression, Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Relationship Difficulties, Work Stress.

Type of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)Skype