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I was motivated to become a counsellor, having myself been in need of counselling and finding the process extremely beneficial and life-enhancing. I found the process so fascinating and helpful, that I wanted to develop my understanding of what influences our choices in life and so started on , what has become, a life-long career.

I am a BACP Senior Registered Counsellor and  Psychotherapist My model of working is integrative.
For short term work I utilize my training in Transactional Analysis combined with a cognitive / behavioural approach.(CBT)
For longer term work my philosophic model is a combination of Attachment theory and Existentialism.
I originally trained as a Marriage Guidance Counsellor ( now Relate)  and took all the courses on offer to become a youth counsellor, and to work especially with adult survivors of sexual abuse.

I was a counsellor and principle lecturer in Counselling at West Herts College for 18 years and have counselled all ages from 16 - 88. I have also worked as a trainer for relate on the post graduate diploma.

I currently work for many EAP companies and I am also a registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist within the NHS and private healthcare.

I work in Hemel Hempstead in my home.

I do not follow the traditional model of silent listening, with little interaction. Instead, I will listen and talk with you and help you to recognise choices that, before, may not have been apparent, and then, how those choices might be implemented.

I work with sexuality and identity issues  and with couples experiencing many types of challenge in their relationships.

I have worked throughout the Covid 19 pandemic, mainly on the phone, and I have seen a pattern of issues that have become apparent during lock down.

Isolation, anxiety, separation, addiction to pornography  and domestic abuse are some  the concerns that I have and continue worked with . I have also seen the  challenges of spending so much time with people who you thought you knew well, but now see in a different light. This condition has put a strain on many relationships and re-assessing what really matters in life and relationships are themes that several of my current clients are exploring.

I feel very privileged to have had a long career that has enabled me to travel alongside so many different people and situations. To know that I can make a difference in their level of confidence in becoming Themselves, my education, therefore continues.
I hope that this profile helps you to decide if you would like to have an assessment session with me. All sessions last for 50 minutes and my fee is £70,00

Whatever you decide, I wish you all the best,

Jill

Training, qualifications & experience


BACP Senior Registered Accredited Member
NMGC accredited counsellor
NMGC accredited trainer
CBCAB trainer
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. ( City 1996)
Registered Adoption counsellor (Barnardo's 2007)
UKRC Registerd Independant Counsellor
Certificate in Education ( Hatfield 1990)
CPPC Supervisor
Transactional Analysis 101
Adoption training ( LINK Barnardo's)
Brief Anger Management Therapy

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.

BACP

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.

Fees

From £50.00 to £150.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £70 for the initial session and have a scale of £50 - £150 per session depending on circumstances.
All sessions last for 50 mins.


Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

For face to face sessions, I require that you have had two vaccinations and a negative test.

Further information

Working integratively means that you do not have to fit my model, but that I draw on a wide range of models of counselling and experience to work with you in the unique way that your issues require.
I am always mindful of working within the BACP ethical frameworksand have regular supervision.
I also offer supervision and supervise a wide range of counsellors in private and public sectors.

209 Chambersbury Lane
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP3 8BQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I originally qualified as a couples supervisor and continue to supervise couples and individual counsellors .

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Jill Walker

Jill Walker