Jonathan Kilcourse MBACP (Accred)
Highly experienced counsellor and supervisor providing a professional service. I offer a private and confidential space where you and your experiences will be supported and listened to.
I predominately practice as a Person Centred Integrative Counsellor offering a warm, accepting and non-judgemental attitude whilst working creatively and sensitively with the whole of your experience. At certain times I draw on my training and experiences of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural and Experiential Therapy to empower and support clients through depressed and anxious states whilst facilitating you through the process of change.
I believe that we all deserve to live meaningful and satisfying lives, and that we all have the capacity to do so. However, the pressures of life, a past or recent trauma, feelings of meaningless or a sense of dissatisfaction with your life can leave you feeling unhappy or disconnected from what you truly want from life and who you want to be. It's at these times that I can support you to make more sense of your experiences, remap and reconstruct how you feel, and what you believe about yourself, whilst supporting you to develop the internal mechanisms which enable you to lead the life you want to live.
My fee for an initial 50 minute consultation is £30. Subsequent sessions are £45.
I am happy to discuss concessions based on your personal circumstances, my aim is to agree on a fee which is sustainable for both parties.
I provide daytime and evening appointments.
Please telephone me for further details or to have an informal chat to discuss your situation in more detail.
I also provide a professional supervision service for individuals and groups.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been practicing as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over twelve years. During this time my practice has matured and developed through my own personal experiences and process, through the broad range of personal challenges I have had the privilege of supporting clients with, my training and the different environments I have worked within.
As well as my own counselling practice I have spent over eight years working within the NHS where I have worked as a counsellor in a mental health team, a children's bereavement service and developed a community based bereavement counselling service. I have experience of working in hospice care with those approaching end of life, their families, friends and loved ones.
I'm also experienced in group work, supervision and developing and delivering training.
CFD Supervisor training, competence certificate Keele University 2013
CFD Counsellor training, competence certificate Keele University 2012
Certificate in Ten Directions Ecotherapy approach, Tariki Trust France/UK 2011/12
BA Hons Degree in Applied Counselling Applications, Leeds Metropolitan University 2010 (Inclusive of supervision module)
PGC (Msc level) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Bradford University 2008
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, Manchester College of Arts & Technology 2002
Certificate in Human Relations, Manchester College of Arts & Technology 2001
BACP Accredited counsellor
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
My usual fee is £45 per 50 minute appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My practice hours are flexible, being close to major road, bus and rail links to Hebden Bridge and Manchester. Under certain circumstances I am prepared to offer a home visiting service.
Types of client
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