Jean Thirkettle MBACP FdSc Counselling
14 Orchard Street
The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls
We all deal with loss in our lives, be it through a bereavement, break up of a relationship, divorce, loss of our health through illness, stress or disability, loss of our home, our job or even our own identity.
Losses of any kind can stir up lots of other feelings and anxieties for us. Sometimes it will bring up memories of unresolved issues from the past, causing stress, guilt, fear and sometimes that life isn't worth living.
Maybe you are caring for a loved one with a terminal illness? A tragic death through suicide may leave you asking 'why'? Death of an abuser may also bring up lots of past unresolved and complicated feelings.
I will provide you with a safe space to talk through your fears, thoughts and feelings, allowing you to tell your story in your own time, helping you to understand and work through what's happening.
I have particular experience working with:
- panic disorder
- work related stress
- low self esteem / low confidence
- relationship issues
- separation and divorce
- bereavement and loss
- suicidal feelings
- bereavement by suicide
- road deaths
- family issues
Some people find that it's easier to express themselves using art or writing which can be helpful and facilitates gentle self discovery and expression. I encourage writing in-between sessions as I believe this is where the processing and self awareness occurs and new understandings happen.
Whichever way suits you, our sessions will be 'your time' where you can reflect and explore your feelings in a safe and contained way, at your pace.
The Practice Rooms, 24 Regent Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS6 6JY on Wednesdays
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc Distinction in Integrative Counselling from City of Bristol University
Extensive experience working with traumatic bereavement and those struggling to come to terms with the loss of someone due to suicide.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can also offer the possibility of using creative writing or art as a means of self exploration and discovery if emotions are too intense to verbalise.
£45 for a 50 minute session
Initial assessment is £20
I also offer some reduced rate sessions where appropriate as I believe counselling should be accessable to everyone.
I decided to train as a counsellor following a series of difficult events in my life. I found that support through talking to others was crucial to my health and well being and that it was often easier to talk to a complete stranger.
It can be very liberating when we find the courage to tell our story and share our thoughts with another person who accepts what we say without judgement.
If you are unsure whether counselling is for you, please call me for an informal chat on my mobile.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening availability
Types of client