E. Jayne Cookson B.A.(hons) MBACP
01256 862151 / 07810822799
This may be the start of your new journey, and I understand that looking to find a counsellor may be daunting. You may have questions like, will they be able to help me, what will it be like?
I offer you a free 30 minute consultation to enable you to see if I am the right person for you to work with as I understand it is important that you feel comfortable and safe in order to begin your therapy.
I believe that through a counselling relationship, we are able to enhance our lives by understanding our emotions and what we need. Whilst working through our issues and difficult times, we are giving ourselves the time and space we sometimes need in order to care for our emotional wellbeing, just as we might for our body. Our mental health goes up and down throughout our lives just the same as our physical health does and recognising this is important to stay healthy.
In common with a lot of counsellors, my journey began when I was in therapy myself. Through my relationship with my own therapist, I realised how the right support really helped me unravel what was going on in my life and to help me make different choices which were far more healthy for me.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to explore, unravel and deal with issues that affect your life. Sometimes difficulties, either recent or long standing may reveal themselves as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, or can result in relationship problems, substance abuse, eating or drinking too much, not having enough time or physical illness.
I aim to offer you professional and confidential help as I am qualified in counselling and psychotherapy and have significant experience of working with individuals and couples bringing a variety of issues. I offer compassionate support to my clients in a non-directive way, so they you can explore the things you need to in confidence and without judgement.
My aim is to work with you in a peaceful and discreet environment and help you with what you need in your sessions.
I am available to work short term or long term with individuals and couples using a variety of approaches. Depending on what you need and what you bring, I will tailor your sessions to suit you.
I abide to the BACP code of ethics and have regular supervision to ensure I work efficiently and with respect with my clients.
I have a BACP approved first class honours degree (B.A.) in Humanistic Counselling using Transactional Analysis, a play therapy certificate, Rewind trauma training, mindfulness training and various Counselling Skills using art or sand tray work.
My education and development is ongoing and I have a particular interest in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and issues of relationships and self-esteem.
My belief is we all have the potential to make changes throughout our lives given the right tools and environment.
If you feel now is the time to try a new approach please do get in touch via email or phone to discuss your situation or make an initial free appointment.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." Carl Rogers
I hold a current enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check
For more information, please visit my website or feel free to call or email me for more information or an informal chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
B.A.(hons) in Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis
Play Therapy Certificate
Rewind Trauma Tecnique
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Free 30 minute introductory session
- Individuals £45.00 per 50 minute session
Couples £75.00 per 90 minute session
I work from my own private practice close to Odiham on the Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire borders (10 minutes from M3 junction 5 and 20 minutes from M4 junction 11) and convenient for Basingstoke, Fleet, Farnham, Aldershot, Farnborough, Alton, Reading, and surrounding areas.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available weekdays 8-7pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|