Jan Billington. FdA Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg)
Face to Face/Video/Phone:
The recent pandemic has really made an impact on people’s underlying mental health issues. Some are finding the simplest of things are triggering their anxiety to such a degree they feel unable to manage or cope with simple day to day tasks. You may be experiencing moments like this and wondering how much more you can take.
This is especially the case with clients who suffer with anxiety and depression, the uncertainty and sheer lack of any normality has really exacerbated their symptoms. People are fearful of their future going forward, and whether that is because they have a health concern, a work concern, a financial concern or a personal concern, the result of this pandemic has left people with a genuine sense of feeling out of control.
For people who have lost a loved one, they may be feeling isolated and vulnerable and unsure of where they can turn to for support with their grief.
For those who have been shielding for long periods of time, and haven't been able to see their families and/or friends, are now finding that they have lost some capacity in their confidence and feel frightened to return to going out again.
For some people, this pandemic has triggered unresolved past traumas which they are now unable to cope with.
Children are also suffering and the rise in self-harm and anxiety amongst them is at an alarming rate, sometimes self harm and negative thinking is their way of trying to self-regulate their feelings, their worries and their emotions.
At present there is a real sense of despair and hopelessness, and for some they cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. I want to tell you that there is light, and that there is hope, and I am here to offer my support. I provide a warm and compassionate environment where you can safely explore what you are experiencing.
Sometimes the bravest thing to do……..is to take the first step.
Walking in Nature:
I also offer eco-therapy which means ‘restoring and developing well-being through connection with nature’, connecting with nature can have lots of positive health benefits. Never more than now has the need to "connect" been more important, whether that is connecting with the environment or making connections with others.
Walking helps to improve our mental health and well-being, and studies show that being in nature helps to reduce negativity, anger, anxiety and stress. It also helps to reduce blood pressure, lowers the heart rate, helps with muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.
When we are outdoors we can be mindful of our environment, this can help to reconnect us to ourselves, in a more meaningful and positive way. It can help to increase our natural ability to regulate our emotions, and to support a reduction in our stress, anxiety and depression.
Please do not suffer in silence, there is help out there; feel free to reach out to me if you need my help.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Trauma Informed Approach Training
- Safeguarding Adults
- Safeguarding Children and Young People
- Information Governance
- Sudden and Traumatic Death
- Sexual Trauma – Neurobiology of Intimate Interpersonal Trauma
- Pluralistic Therapy
- Phone and Online Counselling
- Supervision and Self-Care
- CPCAB L5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Foundation Degree Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
- CPCAB L3 Certificate in Counselling
- CPCAB L2 Certificate in Counselling
- Adult Teacher Training Qualification
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such adhere to their ethical framework and professional standards.
Member of Anxiety UK.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Video/Phone 50 Minutes - £40.00
Face to Face - 50 Minutes - £40.00
Walk and Talk - 50 Minutes - £40.00
Please contact me via my email at email@example.com for available appointments.
I check my emails daily.