Isobel Jamieson provides a confidential, non-judgemental therapeutic space to enable clients to open up and explore their thoughts and feelings, in order to gain insight and awareness. Isobel believes it is the relationship between the client and counsellor that is the most important and it is essential to create a good working alliance. Isobel offers an integrative approach, which means she draws on different counselling concepts, allowing her to adapt and tailor the sessions according to the needs of each individual client. Person Centred Theory is at the core of her practice, providing a non-directive approach, allowing the clients to use the time as they wish, enabling them to feel heard and understood. She believes it is the client that is the expert on themselves and is there to facilitate and support her clients in a way that is best suited to them.
Working as Mental Health Administrator, Isobel has gained an understanding of the importance of client work and confidentiality. Through this, she has experienced working in an office environment, understanding the pressures and demands that can arise in the workplace and the emotional impact this can have. Isobel also has a background in hospitality, through which she has developed good communication skills and experience listening to clients, ensuring they feel comfortable. Isobel brings these skills to the therapeutic space, providing a warm, empathic environment.
Isobel is a trainee integrative counsellor and is a student member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), adhering to their ethical framework. She works with The Awareness Centre, seeing NHS patients for counselling at a GP surgery in Lambeth. Isobel is currently working towards a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.