Jackie Boot, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Jackie Boot

Nottingham NG5
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Jackie Boot, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Jackie Boot

Nottingham NG5
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My Approach

Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy (MSc)

About Me

All sorts of people seek out therapy at various stages in their life. Whether you know what you want to work on or are unsure, I am here to support you figure things out that are unique to you and your life situation. In particular I have worked for a number of years with people who have experienced complexed trauma. Whether current or historic, abuse and/or traumatic experiences that include bereavement, can lead to a sense of detachment from ourselves, that also impacts relationships around us. I can support you figure out who you are and what you’ve been through. This can allow for a more authentic connection to yourself and enhance relationships with those closest to you.

How I work:
As a qualified Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapist to MSc (distinction) level, the core of my practice is the establishment and maintenance of a confidential, genuine, warm and compassionate relationship. One that safely facilitates unique exploration, that allows for both processing and re-processing of situational experiences. I come with no agenda for you in your therapy, believing that what is there and present for you is what’s right to work with. There may be a focus, boundary or challenge that I hold within our work together, but one that is typically led by you and your therapeutic goals.

Where I work:
I work both in-person and remotely. I have a dedicated welcoming, professional, and confidential space at home where I work during the daytime. Situated just outside Nottingham city centre, close to Sherwood, Mapperley and Arnold, with plenty of parking and frequent links to public transport. Alternatively, I offer either remote or telephone sessions during the daytime or evening for which I have had specialist training for. I am happy to consider a blend of types of session depending on your unique situation and circumstances.

Next steps:
If you are thinking about entering into therapy with me, I would be delighted to offer you a free and confidential, no obligation 30-minute consultation, ideally by the way in which you would like to work together. My intention in offering this, is for you to get a feel whether I am the right person to work with you going forward and ask any questions you might have. There will be some questions I have, to understand what you hope to achieve and if I feel I have the qualities and skills to meet these. If it feels for either you or I working together might not be an option, I would be happy to pass on other options for you, should you wish.
Please call me on – 07707 176924 or email me on – jackieboot.psychotherapy@gmail.com, if you would like to chat about this option. I am waiting to hear from you and support you in taking your next step forward.

If you choose to enter into psychotherapy with me, my preference is to work weekly, with a 50-minute session, on a similar day/time. I feel that this allows a for the development of a more effective therapeutic connection but I am happy to consider other ways of working either short or long term, depending on your individual needs. We can agree a set number of sessions to work together or keep this more open-ended, reviewing as we go along.

In summary, I could be the therapist for you if you:
- are looking to explore and understand your experiences, perhaps differently to how you’ve been able to previously
- know what you want to focus on or are unsure but know you seek change
- are wanting to explore your experiences, working towards how/what you identify them as
- identify as a survivor of current and/or historic abuse that includes emotional, physical or sexual
- identify as a survivor of current and/or historic traumatic experiencing including bereavement
- are ready to commit to a session a week with me, a professional psychotherapist, supporting you meet a more authentic connection with yourself and those closest to you

I have included below, more specific information on my special interests, for your information:

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Do you ever feel like you are not like everyone else, that there are parts of you that are not seen by those closest to you? This can be the legacy of - Emotional, Physical and Sexual abuse. I have experience of working with male and female survivors of both current and historic abuse including domestic violence. I worked for a number of years within the charity sector, providing local access to psychotherapy and counselling support to people that have experienced abusive relationships. Often these are complexed in the layers of abuse or contexts that might include factors such as race, gender or socio-economical intersections. It is an area I feel passionately about, wanting to help find a space and voice to survivors of abuse. Part of my research during my MSc qualification included an exploration into 'Gender Role Socialization' within Western culture, and how in my opinion, we are all impacted in terms of our identity and sexuality. This passion has been in part fuelled by the years I spent volunteering with the charity Childline, in providing support to young people and their life situations that included abuse.
I believe that we are typically, not very good, within Western society, of talking about and dealing with bereavement. Initially we might experience support through friends, family and colleagues, but grief persists way beyond what is often considered the 'norm' or 'acceptable' time-frames. This can lead to unresolved grief which can be further complicated when the bereavement has been traumatic. I have experience in supporting people make sense of their unique grief processes, whether historic and unresolved, or through trauma such as ending ones life by suicide. I do not hold the answers for you and your process, but my commitment to you is to provide a genuine, warm and compassionate space that together facilitates a unique and individual meaningful process of your grief.
Relationships with ourselves, others and our environment are central to our existence. In binary terms, these might be nurturing or destructive. In reality, relationships are are complexed. A therapeutic relationship where you feel genuinely heard, understood and respected I believe facilitates the healing of the parts of ourselves that have not been nurtured. All my clinical experience has depended upon the building and maintenance of a unique relational experience with my clients. If you feel that I might be able to support you I would be delighted to hear from you.
I understand trauma can be the impact of certain life's experiences that might include abuse or traumatic bereavement. It can impact memory and cause of loss of connection within yourself, your experiences as well as those around you. I might cause you to wonder 'Who am I?' To support my clinical experience in this area I have undertaken specialized and specific training that includes working with PTSD, CPTSD, Self-harm and Suicide. Previous experience in pharmaceuticals with a BSc (Hons) in Biological Science, helps me to understand both the biological and psychological mechanisms involved in Trauma. As a Person-Centred & Experiential psychotherapist, it is your experience, and connection with, that provides the route to healing and facilitation of is therefore most important to me in my work. I will work with you to offer if relevant, information in session of appropriate and relevant theories that support your experiencing. Bessel Van Der Kolk, to me, sums up the beauty and potential we have despite the most challenging and difficult of experiences, when he writes, "Beneath the surface of the protective parts of trauma survivors there exists an undamaged essence, a Self that is confident, curious and calm, a Self that has been sheltered from destruction by the various protectors that have emerged in their efforts to ensure survival." If this resonates with your experience, please call me on – 07707 176924 or email me on – jackieboot.psychotherapy@gmail.com. I am waiting to hear from you and support you in taking your next step forward.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Person Centred Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Health-related Issues
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Nottingham Office

Nottingham NG5
United Kingdom

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£55 per 50 minute session


I am able to offer a concession so please get in touch whatever your financial circumstance.
I would be happy to discuss a variety of options available to support your needs.

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Jackie Boot

Jackie Boot

Nottingham NG5

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