Jan McMillan MBACP Dip Integrative Therapuetic Counselling
Are you finding life difficult to cope with at the moment - you may feel alone, that you don't want to burden people with your problems? I can offer somewhere to turn to where you will be supported whilst you explore the issues that are overwhelming you - you can call for an informal chat to see if counselling is for you with no expectations or commitment required.
I believe that counselling is not about giving advice or direction it is about empowerment – most if not all of my clients tell me of the powerlessness that they feel in times of emotional pain – powerlessness is defeating, depressing; crushing confidence and self esteem – our ability to make simple decisions is reduced leaving us feeling vulnerable and afraid – the minute we reach out for help that feeling of powerlessness starts to lessen – as we come to trust the helper we begin to feel emotionally stronger, our thinking becomes clearer – we feel empowered.
The process is not instant – it takes a while and is unique to everyone – I offer a safe therapeutic environment where this process can gently unfold. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and have experience in supporting clients through many of life’s challenges.
I am a professionally trained qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with several years experience offering counselling support to clients with a broad range of issues - I currently work for a women's charity supporting women with:
- domestic and sexual abuse
- self harm
- depression & anxiety
- Bi Polar
- personality disorder
- bereavement & loss.
- Relationship issues/separation/divorce
- generalised anxiety disorder
Prior to this I worked for two years at a distinguished private rehabilitation clinic for addiction, depression & anxiety and eating disorders.
I spent three years as a counsellor with Age UK working with the elderly and clients with life changing disabilities as well as a part time position at Connect Counselling in Camberley for two years In general counselling and psychotherapy.
If you would like an informal chat to see if counselling is for you please give me a call.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Dialectic Behaviour Therapy
Post graduate training:
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Responding to Clients with Complex Needs
Delivery of Group Therapy
Cognative Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - meeting the needs of clients with thoughts of self harm and suicide
Cognative Behaviour Therapy - Depression and Anxiety
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
I offer 12 Step Counselling support for:
- Alcohol & Drug Dependency
- Gambling/Internet Porn/Sex Addiction
12 Step Counselling can also be hugely beneficial to family members and friends of those with the above addictions/dependencies.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- £45 per session
- Reduced rates for student counsellors
- I offer a free 30 minute initial session
I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
My private practice is based in Midhurst on the Cowdray Estate with ample parking close by and disability access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Very flexible - can be discussed.
Types of client