Jane Jiggens (MBACP, MNCS Accred., Dip.Couns) - Willowside Counselling

Jane Jiggens (MBACP, MNCS Accred., Dip.Couns) - Willowside Counselling


Great Leighs

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About me

Does your emotional suitcase feel too heavy to lift?

If it does, it 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 that you have lost your way

When we feel like this everything tends to feel really heavy and sad. Communication may break down, our problems 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

We all have a drive to belong and relationships are important to us.  Relationships can bring us happiness and fulfilment, but when things go wrong it can feel like everything is 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 feel anxious or depressed and we may not understand our thoughts, feelings or behaviours.

Sometimes it may be very difficult to talk about this with family or friends for fear of being judged or 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?

It 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.  Sometimes in our busy lives we don’t have 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 becuase things may 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 very 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 try to answer any questions you may have.


Training, qualifications & experience

My training was integrative, which means that I have studied a variety of counselling theories.  I am an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I work to their ethical guidelines.

I have worked in bereavement, HIV, 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 requirements.

Currently, I am studying for the 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 in Great Leighs
  • BACP Membership
  • Therapy Room in Dunmow
  • Support, Empower, Change
  • The Counselling Room Dunmow
  • MNCS Accred.


£35.00 per session for individuals.

£45.00 per session for couples.

Published articles

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Dunmow, CM6
Great Leighs, CM3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I am currently available Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme