Jill Howlett Registered Member MBACP
There are times in everyone's life when we need professional help and support - because, after all, we are human. Most of us experience stress, anxiety or feel down at points in our lives. I am a fully qualified, and hugely experienced counsellor, that offers a safe, relaxed and confidential service that enables clients, whether individuals, or couples to tackle the issues they face, take control of their lives and feel better about themselves.
I provide a warm and friendly - non-judgemental counselling service - in a safe environment - upstairs in Schwarz (opticians) - Wrexham town centre.
How Counselling can help:
Most of us experience worry or feel down at some stage of life and need to come to terms with pain, disappointment and confusion. Sometimes this can be resolved without outside help. Sometimes, however, the difficulties persist, causing unhappiness at home, work or in our relationships with others. Counselling can help us to understand, make sense of and deal with these difficulties. Counselling can be a real turning point and lead to greater confidence in dealing with the challenges of life.
Here are just some of the issues I have experience of working with:
- low mood
- lack of motivation
- low self esteem
- stress or anxiety due to fear of failure
- sleep disturbances
- life style changes
- behaviour issues
- traumatic events.
Relationship problems such as:
- difficulty sustaining relationships
- trust issues
- Sexual abuse
- Physical abuse
- emotional abuse
Employment Assistance support:
- Workplace pressure
- personal issues affecting your performance
- job-related stress.
How I can help you
I am a qualified counsellor with 11 years experience.
I have extensive experience in the Mental Health field having worked for the mental health charity Mind for five years, often working with people with severe mental ill health distress. I also worked for a young peoples organisation, counselling individuals from the age of sixteen to twenty five. I currently see clients in a voluntary sector setting, counselling adult survivors of sexual abuse.
Whatever the setting and whoever I am working with, I maintain a core belief in the value of every individual. I believe everyone has within them the potential for self direction and constructive growth to enable them to make the right choices and the right changes in their lives.
I like to create an safe environment that will help you to share your innermost thoughts and feelings. What people have found most helpful is some-one who listens to their concerns, who doesn't judge them and who
offers empathy and understanding for them and their situation.
Each of us is striving to be our best possible self and sometimes, things can get in the way of this and hinder us in our attempt to be who we really are.
My role is to enable you to talk about the things that are troubling you, to know and understand yourself and your behaviour, so that you can give yourself the choices about how you are and what you do.
From my own experience, I know to be alone with your distress and isolation can often make you feel much worse. Counselling can never change what has happened but talking about difficult experiences and tragic events can help you feel differently about it so that you can move on with your life with more freedom.
A bit about the techniques I use to help you
My counselling practice is underpinned by Transaction Analysis (TA) which I find is a particularly effective approach whether working with individuals or Couples. TA is a theory of personality and psychotherapy for personal growth and personal change.
My practice is also integrative - this means I do not focus purely on one approach, but pick from a range of tools that I have at my disposal gathered from my studies and experience. I therefore can use what I feel would be most effective for you at any given time.
I work in a person-centred way, which places the individual at the centre of their own therapy. It is founded on a belief in the intrinsic worth of every human being.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Integrative Diploma In Counselling.
- Certificate In Counselling.
- Integrative Counselling Skills.
- Certificate In Mental Health.
- Certificate In Transactional Analysis Therapy And Training.
- Fundamentals In Gestalt Counselling.
- Suicide Risk Assessment And Self-harm Awareness.
- Couples Counselling Certificate.
- Self-harm And Addictive Behaviour Cycles Workshop.
- Bereavement And Loss Workshop.
- Certificate In Working With Relational Trauma :
- Dealing With Disorganised Attachment.
- Certificate Of Proficiency With The British Association For Counsellors And Psychotherapists.
- Understanding Sexual Trauma.
- Introduction To Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
- 5 Years Counselling Experience For The 'mental Health Charity', Mind.
- Safeguarding Awareness Training For Children And Adults.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
£30 per hour for INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING.
£40 per hour for COUPLES COUNSELLING.
CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE for Students and Trainee Counsellors.
I am a Registered Member with the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists. Which means my practice has been deemed to meet the standard for a 'competent ethical and independent practitioner. (I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice).
I am a member of PODS. (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors).
I work with Adults. Young people, and couples. I offer Personal Therapy for Student Counsellors.
I am available for appointments during weekdays and Saturdays.
Please feel free to contact me. Either by e-mail or telephone.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays to Fridays - 9am to 5.30pm. Later appointments available on Thursday - until 7pm. Saturdays - 9am to 4.30pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|