Jonathan Hill, MSc Counselling Psychology

Jonathan Hill, MSc Counselling Psychology

Barlow Moor Road
Chorlton
Manchester
M21 8BF

Manchester
Greater Manchester
M19

07421 814828

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Barlow Moor Road
Chorlton
Manchester
M21 8BF

Manchester
Greater Manchester
M19

07421 814828

About me

Why I am a counsellor

My first experience of counselling was as a client. I had put off dealing with painful issues in my life, when in my early twenties it all came to a head. I sought help from a therapist and I can honestly say that counselling helped to change my life and how I felt about myself.

I believe in the value of counselling so much, I decided to leave my career in NHS management and retrain as a counsellor.

What I believe about counselling

As a humanistic counsellor, I believe everybody has within themselves the resources to move towards growth and healing, if offered an understanding, caring and accepting space (or relationship). My approach to counselling is relational. This means I believe that many of life’s issues arise from how we’ve been treated in our past significant relationships, like with parents and partners. But, I also believe that being offered an understanding and accepting relationship holds the key to moving past life’s painful and challenging issues.

Research shows, that more than anything else in counselling, it is the quality of the relationship between counsellor and client that produces positive change and healing most.

My focus in counselling is to offer you an understanding, caring and accepting space so that you feel safe to drop the mask and honestly explore your feelings, thoughts and patterns of relating and freeing you to begin feeling differently, thinking differently and doing differently.

What to expect

Deciding to see a counsellor and talk openly about your life can be a daunting, even scary choice to make. You can rest assured that I offer a safe and confidential space for you to talk at your own pace and in your own time. No pressure.

In the first session, we will cover what brings you to counselling and discuss any hopes or expectations you may have. Our first meeting also gives you the opportunity to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.

If we agree to work together, we will meet weekly for a 50 minute session. There is no limit to how many sessions you can have; this is agreed jointly depending on your needs and wishes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor. I have an MSc in Counselling Psychology with distinction from Keele University. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by its code of ethics.

Currently, I am employed by a Manchester-based charity as a trauma-focused therapist working therapeutically with men who have been sexually abused and/or raped.

I have also worked extensively with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered clients.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£40 per 50 minute session

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M21 8BF
Manchester, M19

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesdays and Fridays

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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