Jonathan Kilcourse MBACP (Accred) BA Hons
Welcome to my profile, a little about me and the counselling services I provide; I am an experienced counsellor offering a professional and supportive therapeutic service. All appointments take place at my home address, in a private and confidential space where you will be carefully listened to, and your experiences discussed and explored with a sincere interest and a commitment to support you.
I predominately practice as a Person Centred Integrative Counsellor offering a warm, accepting and non-judgemental attitude, particular aspects of the counselling relationship which foster trust, openness and insight, whilst creating an environment a person can come to understand themselves more deeply, interact with their difficulties and cultivate different perspectives on problems, challenges. I work creatively, and sensitively, encouraging a person to give expression to the whole of their lived experience at their own pace.
The counselling process I provide does not presume, or place unrealistic expectations on a person to 'change' or to live their life feeling 'positive', approaches which can quite often feed into the naive and compliant expectations of systems, or the expectations of individuals, which a person may already be struggling to fit into, belong or meet. The counselling process could be seen as carefully walking through the colourful space of emotions, thoughts and experiences that exist in-between what might be labelled or judged as being, 'good or bad', 'positive or negative' or 'black and white' experiences. Exploring the space in-between can provoke subtle changes and enable a person to respond to the complexities of their life with awareness, clarity and confidence.
Why choose counselling?
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 lingering low mood, mental wellbeing, a past or recent traumatic experience, death, old age or illness can generate difficult feelings, a sense of meaninglessness, disconnection or a general sense of dissatisfaction with life.
It's at these times that I can support you to make sense of your experiences, examine what you believe about yourself, your feelings, thoughts, attitudes and responses to others and the environment in which you live, delve beneath the facades of day to day existence.
The counselling process can support you to develop a deeper and clearer understanding of your experiences and provide you with the space to face the challenges that life presents with confidence and insight.
I have an specialist interest in; existential philosophy, compassion focussed therapy, Buddhist psychology and spirituality.
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, or send an email enquiry for further details or to have an informal chat to discuss your situation in more detail.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Experience.
I have over 16 years experience of providing counselling support to individuals and groups.
In addition to practicing privately I have spent over ten years counselling for mental health services within the NHS, worked within drug and alcohol recovery services, developed community counselling services for adults, children and families, developed a hospice counselling service and I currently work part-time for a specialist Older Adult Counselling and Psychology Service.
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
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
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
My usual fee is £45 per 50 minute appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My practice hours are flexible, being close to major roads, bus and rail links to Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Mytholmroyd.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|