About me

Do you feel disconnected from yourself, others and the world?  If so, has your 'emotional suitcase' now become too heavy to lift?

If it has, life may feel something like this:

  • Overwhelming.
  • Relationships have become strained or are breaking down.
  • It has become difficult to voice what you need.
  • You feel depressed, anxious or your self-esteem is low.
  • You have lost your way.

Sometimes communication within our relationships breaks down, which can create conflict, distance and pain.  Our worries may seem jumbled up or like they are growing bigger and unmanageable by the day.  It can, therefore, become very difficult to make sense of ourselves, others, emotions, behaviours and even our lives.

So, you may need some help to:

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

As human beings relationships are really important to us.  As infants we are wired to attach and belong in order to survive and develop.  We have relationships with everything and everyone, including ourselves and relationships can bring us much happiness and fulfilment.  However, when they go wrong or we lose someone, we can feel incredibly anxious, sad or angry and it may feel like everything is just falling apart.  We may turn our pain inwards to ourselves or outwards to the world. 

Sometimes it may be very difficult to talk to family and friends about this, because of fear of judgement or being a burden, 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 your time to work through what may be keeping you stuck so that you can then move forward in the way you want to.  It is a place where we learn about ourselves and others around us.  In our busy lives we may not have the time to think or to process anything, we may be 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 because things feel 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 anxious about opening up to someone you don’t know.  This is a big 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, or give me a call and I will answer any questions you may have.

Jane

Training, qualifications & experience

My training was Integrative to Foundation Degree Level, which means that I have studied a variety of counselling theories, science and psychology modules because not one way of working fits all clients.  I am an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS), a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to their ethical guidelines.

I have worked in bereavement, with people who feel lost, who have relationship difficulties, feel anxious, angry, depressed, have had difficult relationships, trauma, or with people who 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, which builds on my existing knowledge.  Other courses completed include couples therapy, trauma training, Transactional Analysis and Compassionate Inquiry (Gabor Mate).


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement and Loss, Anxiety, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Communication.

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£40.00 per session for individuals.

Availability

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Further information

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

Dunmow
CM6

Great Leighs
Essex
CM3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Jane Jiggens

Jane Jiggens