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About me

Has your 'emotional suitcase' 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 feels low
  • You feel like you have lost your way

Sometimes communication within our relationships breaks down, which creates conflict and distance.  Or everything may seem jumbled, our worries may feel like 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

From birth human beings have a drive to belong.  Therefore throughout life relationships are really important to us.  Our 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.  Our 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.  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 becuase 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.  I am an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and 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, with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, 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, which builds on my existing knowledge.  Other courses completed include couples therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA101), CBT 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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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

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Wheelchair user access

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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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Jane Jiggens (MBACP, MNCS Accred., FD(Open) - Willowside Counselling

Jane Jiggens (MBACP, MNCS Accred., FD(Open) - Willowside Counselling