Jane Jiggens (MBACP Dip.Couns) - Willowside Counselling

Jane Jiggens (MBACP Dip.Couns) - Willowside Counselling

Rochester House Clinic
Main Road
Great Leighs

07553 528096

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Rochester House Clinic
Main Road
Great Leighs

07553 528096

About me

Does your emotional suitcase feel too heavy to lift?

If it does, it may feel something like this:

  • Overwhelming
  • Like relationships are strained or breaking down
  • It has become difficult to voice what you need
  • Feels like you have lost your way

When we feel like this everything tends to feel really heavy and sad.  Our problems may seem all jumbled up, or even that they are growing bigger and unmanageable by the day.  Our past experiences may be nagging at us again, or it may be about something that is new and in the present.

So, you may need some help to:

  • Unpack that case
  • Sort through the contents
  • Find clarity

I work with people to make their own suitcase lighter.

We are all human beings and relationships are important.  We all have a drive to belong.  Relationships can bring us happiness and fulfilment, but when they go wrong it can feel like everything is just falling apart.

We can have relationships with everything and everyone, including ourselves. Life events, stress and even the way we think about ourselves can affect our relationships.  Sometimes when these become difficult, break down, or we lose someone, we may feel confused, lost, angry, or sad. We may begin to experience anxiety or depression and we may not understand our thoughts or feelings right now.

Sometimes it may be very difficult to talk about this with family or friends, or maybe we just don’t want to.

If any of this resonates with you, then you are in the right place…….

So what is counselling?

Counselling is considered to be a talking therapy.  A trained therapist will listen to whatever you choose to bring to the session and works with you so that you can find your own solutions to whatever is painful for you.  What counsellors won’t do is tell you what to do.

It is your time to work through what may be keeping you stuck, so that you can then move forward.  Sometimes in our busy lives we don’t get the time to think, or to process anything.  We are rushing from one thing to another.  Maybe we have a demanding family or job, or maybe we just need a trained therapist to be with us as it feels too difficult to face alone.  In counselling you will have this space, free from interruptions, to focus on you.  It’s your time for self care.

So, if you have decided that counselling is something that you would like to try, you may be feeling very anxious about opening up to someone you don’t know. This is a big and important first step and if you haven’t had any counselling before it may feel really difficult.  So, apart from looking for a counsellor who holds the right qualifications, it is important that you feel comfortable with them.

If you would like to read more about me, please head over to www.willowsidecounselling.co.uk , check out my Facebook page for tips and videos, or give me a call and I will try to answer any questions you may have.

Take care for now.


Training, qualifications & experience

My training was integrative (CPCAB Level 4 Diploma), which means that I have studied a variety of counselling theories.  I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to their ethical guidelines.

I have worked in bereavement, HIV and with people who feel lost or just want to understand why they think, feel and behave the way that they do.

Continued professional development (CPD) is something that I am passionate about and I take up various training courses throughout the year.  Not only is CPD so important for a counsellor’s future growth, it is part of my registration requirement to the BACP.

At present I am also studying for my Foundation Degree In Counselling.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

HIV, Bereavement and Loss

Photos & videos

  • The Counselling Room


£35.00 per session.

I have a lower fee for people on NHS waiting lists, or who are on low income.  Please call for more details. 

Published articles

Further information

Willowside Counselling can also be found on Facebook and Linked In.

Maps & Directions

Great Leighs, CM3 1ND

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am currently available Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Types of client

Older adults