About me

Jill Goodhew is a Senior Accredited BACP member, an experienced and qualified psychotherapist. If you are looking for help and understanding with something which is causing you unhappiness or distress and you feel ready to do something about that, therapy could be helpful to start dealing with it. Your issue doesn't have to have a name or appear in the following list although some people find this useful. Some issues which can be eased through therapy are abuse both physical and emotional, anger, anxiety, bereavement, couples counselling, depression, eating disorders, family issues, identity, loss, low confidence and self-esteem and self-belief, relationship issues including intimacy, affairs and betrayal, separation and divorce and professional relationships, identity, post traumatic stress disorder, stress.

Jill works with individuals and couples at her practice in Lower Parkstone which offers a safe, peaceful and confidential environment to work together. Please call or email to arrange a free 30 minute consultation to talk about what you are looking for from therapy, meet Jill at her practice where she can talk with you about how she works and how therapy can be beneficial to your quality of life.

Therapy offers a reflective space to talk about something which you might not want to talk about with your friends or family and a safe space to start to work through your issues in your own time. Therapy can empower you to make the changes you need to achieve a successful outcome.

Skypetherapy is available to people who find it difficult to get to the practice for all sorts of reasons including living abroad.

Jill also offers counselling supervision and coaching supervision. Please call or email for further information and to discuss your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA(Hons) (Couns and Psych), CPCAB Dip (Therapeutic Couns), Reg MBACP (SnrAccredited), UKRC, WPF Certificate (Supervision), MBACP(Coaching)

Jill has been working in private practice since 1997 and has experience in relationship therapy from her training, clinical work and from taking part in continual professional development by means of courses and workshops, reading journals and applying her life experience and her learning from being with clients to her everyday life and interactions with everyone she meets.

Jill's professional opinion has been sought for articles published in The Observer, Psychologies magazine and on Handbag.com

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

Jill offers a free 30 minute initial consultation. Please call or email to arrange this and to discuss fees.

Jill is BUPA Recognised, Aviva Registered and PruHealth Approved and is a Senior Associate Royal Society Medicine. Please mention Counselling Directory when you call or email. Thank you

If you have private medical insurance through work or personally, many policies cover therapy and I am recognised with many insurance companies. Please contact me by email for further information. I am also offering a reduced fee for psychotherapy whilst working online. Contact me by email: practice@jillgoodhew.co.uk


Currently working online via Zoom/WhatsApp video/Skype and offering flexible availability. See below for medical insurance information. Please call or email for further information.

Further information

Supervision. Jill is an experienced psychotherapist and qualified supervisor. She offers supervision to professionals who work as psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, mentors and coaches as well as other helping professions.

Therapeutic Coaching. Jill offers therapeutic coaching which has been used successfully by a variety of people working as social workers, mental health practitioners, middle and senior managers, teachers and entrepreneurs but has also proved extremely beneficial for people who are looking for some support which is not entirely therapy based but still supportive and focused.

Please call or email to talk further about any of the above.

Getting here: The practice is in Lower Parkstone. It is on main bus routes with a stop just 5 minutes walk away and 5 minutes from Parkstone train station. There is free parking on the opposite side of the road.

Ashley Cross

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Jill Goodhew is an experienced and qualified psychotherapist and supervisor.

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Jill Goodhew

Jill Goodhew