Jessica Burchill (MBACP) Yasha Counselling
Welcome, my name is Jess, I hope that what is written below gives you a sense of who I am and whether I am the right counsellor for you.
I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the BACP. I offer one-to-one weekly counselling to adults. I have my own private practice in Southborough in Tunbridge Wells. My counselling room is in a cabin in my garden offering a warm, comfortable, safe place with easy parking on my driveway outside. Access to the cabin is through a gate to the side of my house.
What is counselling?:
You may have people you can talk to which is helpful but I believe that the counselling relationship is unique and set apart from any other relationship in a way that gives you the space to reflect totally outside of your day to day world, to gain perspective, to speak and not be shut down.
My approach is mainly Person Centred counselling. Within this I use Gestalt and Transactional Analysis elements which I integrate into my counselling sessions. I believe that people can come to counselling for many different reasons. I am a believer of client led counselling and that as a counsellor I am there to provide you with a safe, genuine, non-judgemental place. I believe that my clients should set the pace in the sessions and you can move to a depth that you choose. As a client you are able to reach your own goals in this setting and reach an awareness of self, to have an identity again.
My aim is to be there to bring light on dark places of your life, too bring clarity to confusion.
If you would like to explore things further with me please feel free to contact me either by email or you may phone me on the number provided and then we can book in an initial session so we can meet and can have a chat about what you would like to get out of counselling. Also this time will help you get a sense of whether I am the right counsellor for you. I believe that a clients relationship with their counsellor is key because there needs to be a trust there to be able to move forward and for there to be a sense of safety for you as a client to talk about anything that is troubling you and to feel supported when sharing things that come from a vulnerable place in your life.
There is so much power in being able to have a voice and to be heard.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP, I abide by their ethical framework and I meet regularly with a clinical supervisor. I am also fully insured.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.
I have completed Level 2 and Level 3 ABC in Counselling Skills.
I have experience with working with young vulnerable women in a hostel setting.
I work with many issues including; anger, bereavement, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, and many others.
I currently don't work with couples but work with adults of all ages.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
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My initial 30 minute consultation is free of charge.
I charge £45 per 50 minutes thereafter.
I do take on a certain amount of clients that genuinely can't afford the full amount so I am happy to discuss in the initial assessment if cost is a problem for you.
I have a bus stop right by my house and live on a main road so it is easy to get here via public transport.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can be flexible with times so please do ask and we can discuss further.
Types of client