Jess OrlikIntegrative psychotherapist
Individual psychotherapy & couples therapy
People come to psychotherapy for many reasons. It may be that you are having difficulties in relationships, at work or in your family life. Others come because they find themselves repeating limiting or painful patterns of behaviour.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which your thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored. In this way more of your experience is brought into awareness, and this can lead to insight and relief.
My personal and professional experience tells me that when we make the decision to face and understand our difficulties we emerge stronger, happier, and better able to meet life’s challenges. I feel that the role of the therapist is to guide and accompany you on your journey which can be hard and painful at times.
I also offer couples therapy for those experiencing relationship breakdown or ongoing relationship difficulties.
My training is in humanistic and integrative psychotherapy. Humanistic therapy suggests that when we experience empathy and positive regard we will naturally heal, grow and discover our unique potential. Integrative therapy means that a variety of therapeutic approaches and ideas are known and so the therapist can sensitively adapt to the needs of each individual.
I am also very influenced by my barefoot practitioner training and by my experiences as a client of craniosacral therapy. These approaches have much in common with mindfulness, and view the body as integral in working with emotional difficulties.
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and have worked in private practice since 2013. I also worked for two years as an honorary psychotherapist in the NHS.
Issues often worked with
Individual psychotherapy: £40 per 50 minute session
Couples therapy: £55 per 1 hour session
Training and qualifications
2019-202: Certificate in Relational Couples Therapy
2012-2018: MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (BCPC)
2010-2016: Barefoot Practitioner Training: years 1,2 & 3 (Avalon Permaculture Gardens, Somerset)
Jan 2012-July 2012: Certificate in Counselling skills (WPF Therapy, London)
BA Hons English Literature (Sussex University)
MSc International Relations (Bristol University)