Jill Howlett Registered Member MBACP
Each of us is striving to be our best possible self and sometimes, things can get in the way of this and hinder us in our attempt to be who we really are. At some time in our lives, many of us will feel stressed, anxious or depressed – maybe even suicidal. Sometimes, something has happened – illness, bereavement, or a tragic or life-changing event or situation. Sometimes, we don’t know why we feel a certain way. Feelings change about ourselves or our lives. Counselling can help us to understand, make sense of and deal with these difficulties, and lead to greater confidence in dealing with the challenges of life.
I am a fully qualified and hugely experienced counsellor, with over 38 years of personal and professional experience. I offer a warm, friendly and confidential service that enables clients – individuals and couples – to tackle the issues they face, take control of their lives and feel better about themselves. I work in a safe environment at the Wellness Centre upstairs in Schwarz Opticians - Wrexham town centre.
I qualified as a counsellor in 2006 and over the years, I have helped people with a wide range of issues. What people have found most helpful is that I am someone who listens to their concerns, who doesn't judge them and who offers empathy and understanding for them and their situation.
I have extensive knowledge of mental health, having worked for the mental health charity Mind, also counselling individuals at a young people’s organisation. I currently see clients for a charity, counselling adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Throughout my life, I have worked in a variety of areas. I was an advisor at the Citizens Advice Bureau for a number of years. I have also played a key role in a number of support groups, including a miscarriage support group at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, a national lupus support group, and a bereavement group for adults under the age of 40 at Nightingale House.
Whatever the setting and whoever I am working with, I maintain a core belief in the intrinsic worth of every human being. I believe everyone has within them the potential for self-direction and constructive growth to enable them to make the right choices and the right changes in their lives. I work in a person-centred way, which places the individual at the centre of their own therapy. My role is to enable you to talk about the things that are troubling you, to know and understand yourself and your behaviour, so that you can give yourself choices about how you are and what you do.
From my own experience, I know to be alone with your distress and isolation can often make you feel so much worse. Counselling can never change what has happened but talking about difficult experiences and tragic events can help you feel differently about it so that you can move on with your life with more freedom.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Integrative Diploma In Counselling.
- Certificate In Counselling.
- Integrative Counselling Skills.
- Certificate In Mental Health.
- Certificate In Transactional Analysis Therapy And Training.
- Fundamentals In Gestalt Counselling.
- Suicide Risk Assessment And Self-harm Awareness.
- Couples Counselling Certificate.
- Self-harm And Addictive Behaviour Cycles Workshop.
- Bereavement And Loss Workshop.
- Certificate In Working With Relational Trauma :
- Dealing With Disorganised Attachment.
- Certificate Of Proficiency With The British Association For Counsellors And Psychotherapists.
- Understanding Sexual Trauma.
- Introduction To Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
- 5 Years Counselling Experience For The 'Mental Health Charity', Mind.
- Safeguarding Awareness Training For Children And Adults.
- 2 Day Drug and Alcohol Awareness Workshop
- Understanding Substance Abuse Workshop
- Child Sexual Abuse Hope for Healing Workshop
- Working with Attachment Workshop
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Complex Trauma
- Bereavement and loss
Relationship problems such as:
- Couples' issues
- Difficulty sustaining relationships
- Trust issues
£35 per hour for INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING.
£45 per hour for COUPLES COUNSELLING.
CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE for Students and Trainee Counsellors.
I am a Registered Member with the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists. Which means my practice has been deemed to meet the standard for a 'competent ethical and independent practitioner. (I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice).
I am a member of PODS. (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors).
I work with Adults. Young people, and couples. I offer Personal Therapy for Student Counsellors.
I am available for appointments during weekdays and Saturdays.
Please feel free to contact me, either by e-mail or telephone.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays to Fridays - 9am to 5.30pm. Later appointments available on Thursday - until 7pm. Saturdays - 9am to 4.30pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|