Jackie Gerrard
Psychotherapy in Elstree

Consultations and Supervision


I offer assessments for therapy as some people may require a different sort of therapy from that which I offer.

This consultation is an opportunity to explore your difficulties and discover what is the best kind of help for you. Through a large collegiate network I am usually able to find the therapy that would be most suited to your needs. An appointment for a consultation would normally last up to an hour and a half.

I am a Training Therapist and Training Supervisor for the British Psychotherapy Foundation and other organisations (including the Tavistock Institute) and have worked for many years as a Supervisor, both to counsellors and psychotherapists in training and to those who are already qualified. I believe my style of supervision is non-judgemental and also, where possible, I will try to link theory and practice. This may well include giving a supervisee an appropriate chapter or paper to read, when it is relevant to their client work.

I usually see supervisees on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Recent testimonies from two of them read as follows: "Thank you for your interest, understanding, thoughtfulness, compassion, knowledge and wisdom..... and for your love and humour." "It has been a great privilege to have you as our Supervisor and a fantastic learning opportunity."

From time to time I give papers to counsellors and psychotherapists. When I did so in the USA, the feedback was extremely positive. For instance: "her voice clearly reflected her authentic and sincere respect for her patients and the kind of nuanced tact and interpretation that comes with experience". Some comments when I gave the paper: 'Hopelessness in the Analysis' were: " loved this paper" and "it speaks to me immediately".

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