Jessy Paston

Jessy Paston

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Droitwich
Worcestershire
WR9

01905 795407 / 07855 853416

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Droitwich
Worcestershire
WR9

01905 795407 / 07855 853416

About me

New Mum Support Counsellor

You know you want to feel more confident in who you are as a person, as a mum but you can’t seem to find your way.

There is so much going on, you can’t stop, you’re so anxious and really don’t know where to start.

Well, this might be a good first step.

I’ve been where you have been and I completely understand where you are coming from. My kids are now all grown up but there is a huge part of me that needed healing from their baby days. I would have appreciated support then; it really would have saved me years of heartache and lost precious moments with my babies.

I am now a qualified counsellor, have done over 100 hours working with new mums feel happier and more confident using a range of strategies, listening skills and therapies.

(And let’s pause here a moment to celebrate this step you are taking for it is very brave and a true act of self love. Well done you!)

Are you going to be a new mum or have recently become a mum?
Do you know someone who has just entered parenthood?

Becoming a mother is one of the biggest changes to your identity you might experience in your life time and with big changes comes complex and conflicting emotions.

I have wanted this baby for years and I am so grateful to have her but why am I so unhappy?
I feel lost and don’t know who I am anymore
I feel so lonely being at home after working full time even though I have baby, I miss my colleagues
I have everything I’ve ever wanted but I feel as low as a dog’s belly
I am scared I will not bond with baby
I feel judged that I am not a good mother

Do any of these resonate with you? Have you got your own words to add to the list?

I have worked with many, many new parents helping them through the transition into parenthood, accepting and owning their new identity and new way of life. I work in a person centred way which means you are the expert in your life and I am just here to support you to find the answers that are within you but currently out of reach.
I am a qualified counsellor, part of a professional body (BACP) and am fully insured but most importantly, I am a mum of two.

I had very bad postnatal depression which meant that I struggled terribly through the baby days and used photography to help me heal from this difficult time. Today I am offering you the support I wished I had received when my kids were little. Let me help you enjoy this precious time and help you learn to be your authentic self.

I can help you with:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Birth trauma
  • Career
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Family issues
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-harm
  • Separation
  • and much more…

Face to face or Skype or Email or Telephone

Email me at Jessy@paston.biz outlining what your needs are and what method of communication you would like use to receive support.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started this journey 5 years ago and now I am a qualified and fully insured Counsellor and also a student member of the BACP abiding by their code of ethics.1

As part of best and safe practice, I have a supervisor, personal counsellor and business mentor, so rest assured I am held and safe which means I am fully supported putting me in the perfect position to in turn, support you.

I have been a counsellor at Sandycroft Wellbeing Centre, for Cruse Bereavement and volunteered as a Samaritans listener helping those feeling suicidal and been part of the schools outreach programme delivering talks and workshops.

I worked as a mental health support worker helping new parents with anxiety and depression and have worked as a support worker for the elderly and those with schizophrenia.

I have done therapeutic photography projects such as jelly Bellies, Unmasked, gratitude projects and family and pet photography.

My training:
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Framework Level 5) 2016
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (Framework Level 4) 2014
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2013
Training with 4Children 2015
Worcestershire Safeguarding Board Children Board, Targeted Training Two
Brief Solution Focused Practice
Mental Health First Aid
Working in Other People’s Homes
Child Protection
Child Exploitation and Online Safety
Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Help Assessment Practitioner Training
Equality and Diversity
Supporting Effective Parenting
Processing, Protecting and Sharing Information
SEND code of Practice
Domestic Abuse
Samaritans Listener 2013
Raising Safeguarding Awareness in Early Years 2008
Childminding Practice Course 2003
Working with Children, Young People and their Families 2008
Full DBS certificate

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specific New Mum related mental and emotional health issues such as bonding with baby

Fees

£45 per session or £250 for 6 sessions

Maps & Directions

Droitwich, WR9

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Punjabi

Availability

9-6, Monday to Friday

Types of client

Adults
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