Jilly Rowland

Jilly Rowland


07791 768865

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07791 768865

About me


At some time in our lives we all encounter problems and difficulties that we cannot face on our own. We need someone to talk to; someone outside of our usual circle of friends and family; someone who will listen, understand and help us to see a way forward.

Following 20 years of working in the NHS as a Nurse and then a Midwife I photo_33210.jpgtrained as a Counsellor and now have 13 years’ experience working with a variety of issues and situations. I work in an integrative way which means I draw on different models of counselling and use creative methods where these may seem helpful, in order to help you talk about and begin to sort through and process your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Counselling is often challenging and unsettling but can also be a time of real personal growth and development. It may enable you to move forward in your life where you may have been stuck before. An honest midwife will tell a woman that labour is hard work and can be tough, but with understanding, support and encouragement she will get through it.  It’s the same with counselling. It is not necessarily easy, but it is always well worth the work.

I see clients one to one for both short and long term work and have an emphasis on working within the relationship developing trust and growing in honest and real communication. This increases their ability to deal with relationships and situations in all the different areas of their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Experience

Qualified as a Nurse 1983 and as a Midwife 1986

Certificate in Counselling Skills 1998

Advanced Certificate in Counselling 2003

Advanced Diploma in Counselling 2006

Accredited Counsellor 2010

Diploma in Counselling Supervision 2013

I am accredited with the ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors) and am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I am bound by both of their codes of ethics and personal practice.

I have additional training as a Deep Release Counsellor where there is an emphasis on the use of creative tools and other such resources. I meet 6-8 weekly with a regional group of counsellors to further develop our skills and practice. I receive monthly supervision and regularly attend other professional development days.

Therapies Offered

I have trained in a Christian-based integrative model which draws from many of the counselling models such as cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, transactional analysis, and gestalt. These enable me to work with clients whilst also respecting a variety of faith backgrounds. I use a person centered approach, treating every client as a unique individual and tailoring my work style to their specific needs and preferences.

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  • The Cabin
  • The Cabin


My sessions are one hour duration and cost £40. In some instances I will offer longer sessions when doing deeper work or if this is appropriate or helpful to the client. Fees will be negotiated.

Further information

A few years ago I was given an amazing gift of a cabin and this is now situated in my garden as my dedicated work space. It offers a wonderful, warm and peaceful environment in which to come and feel safe to relax and share your problems and issues. Get in touch and you can come and see for yourself.

Member of ACC.

Maps & Directions

Bournemouth, BH6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I generally work Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri with some space for evening clients on a Monday & Tuesday. I do have some flexibility on this so feel free to ask if you have a particular request.

Types of client

Older adults
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