Jay McCarthy

My name is Jay McCarthy and I have been working as a counsellor since 2017. I gained an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice from the University of Nottingham in 2023. I am an accredited member with the NCPS.

I am passionate about providing inclusive and accessible counselling. Many people find themselves let down by mental health services and not knowing where to turn. I specialise in working with individuals with diagnoses and experiences that may have been a barrier to treatment in other settings (such as BPD, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and histories of trauma). I also work with those whose identities or ways of life may have been discriminated against in other settings (such as those who are trans/non-binary, kinky, polyamorous, asexual, or sex workers).

I have previously worked as a counsellor for various organisations, including RoSA (a charity working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse), the Human Flourishing Project, and Trentside Medical Group.

I provide training on working with Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diverse (GSRD) clients. I have previously delivered seminars for the University of Nottingham and at the Person Centred Association’s 2023 GSRD Conference. I will be co-presenting research on Autistic Authenticity at the BACP Research Conference in May 2024.

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