Jan Billington. FdA Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg)
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.
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
- 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) ongoing
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for available appointments.
I check my emails daily.