Jean Young (MBACP) Individual and Couples Counsellor
I am a qualified relationship counsellor and work with couples who need a safe space to explore their issues. I also work one-to-one and have a long-term interest in supporting men and women who have survived childhood abuse of all types.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include the BACP Certificate of Proficiency, a Diploma in Relationship Counselling, a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and an Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling.
Three areas I have specialised in are working with men and women who have survived childhood abuse (which includes neglect as well as emotional, physical and sexual abuse), bereavement and relationships. I spent two years on the NAPAC Support line (napac.org.uk) and I am a counsellor at a local agency which specialises in supporting men and women as they work through issues arising out of childhood abuse, sexual violence and trauma. My experience of bereavement includes supporting people who have experienced many types of loss including childhood bereavement, the death of a child (including miscarriage and abortion) and bereavement by suicide.
Abuse and bereavement are just two of many life experiences which impact our relationships. I am a Relate trained and qualified relationship counsellor and work with individuals and couples who need a safe place to explore their relationship difficulties. I acknowledge that men can find it hard to ask for help, but it is important to recognise that looking for support is a strength and not a sign of weakness. I try to work in a way which is male-sensitive and validates the positive qualities which men bring to relationships.
I also support people who are suffering with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal feelings, anger, symptoms of PTSD such as dissociation and flashbacks, trauma, loneliness and work-related stress.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Borderline personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Please see my website for information about fees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime, some evenings and Saturdays
Types of client