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Jan Billington. FdA Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg)

Preston, Lancashire, PR5
07960350910 07960350910

About me

Face to Face:

I am passionate about my work, and I believe we all possess the capacity to heal ourselves through therapeutic interventions.

Person-centred therapy uses an approach that allows you to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process you will discover your own solutions. I act as a caring facilitator, listening without judgement and acknowledging your experience without moving the conversation in another direction. I am there to encourage and support you and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with your process of self-discovery.

I understand the importance of choosing a counsellor who you feel you could ‘connect with’ and whilst this can be daunting, it can be one of the best choices in life you can make. As a humanistic therapist, I offer a warm and friendly, non-judgemental environment where you are free to share your inner thoughts.

My approach can be helpful for people who are suffering from grief and loss through bereavement, and it can also benefit people who have depression and anxiety.

Eco Therapy:

I also offer Eco-therapy which means ‘restoring and developing well-being through connection with nature’. Connecting with nature in this way can have lots of positive health benefits.

It helps to improve mental health and well-being, whilst studies show that being in nature reduces anger, anxiety and stress. Spending time in nature reduces blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.

Mindfulness is about being present in the moment, paying attention on purpose to the present moment, being aware. It can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety and depression.

I offer this walking/talking service, which is a relatively new approach to counselling. There are many benefits to this approach, particularly for those who are feeling disconnected with life in general.

If you feel this may be of benefit to you, we can discuss this during your initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training:

  • Certificate in Anxiety Training
  • Certificate in Safeguarding Adults
  • Certificate in Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Certificate in Information Governance
  • Certificate in Sudden and Traumatic Death
  • Certificate in Sexual Trauma – Neurobiology of Intimate Interpersonal Trauma
  • Certificate in Pluralistic Therapy
  • Certificate in Phone and Online Counselling
  • Supervision and Self-Care

Qualifications:

  • Derby University - Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Runshaw College - CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Level 3
  • Runshaw College - CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Level 2
  • Preston College - 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

Member of the professional standards authority.

Member of Anxiety UK.

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

I offer a Free Initial Assessment. No obligation.

On-line - £40.00

Face to Face £40.00

Eco Therapy - £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Preston
Lancashire
PR5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Please contact me via email at janbillingtontherapy@gmail.com for available appointments. I check my emails daily.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Jan Billington. FdA  Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg)

Jan Billington. FdA Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg)