Jason Colyer Dip.Couns. Accredited Counsellor. MBACP
5 The Chapel
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My name is Jason and I am a fully qualified counsellor and coach with over 10 years’ experience of helping individuals deal with the challenges that life throws our way. I offer a warm, friendly approach and have the ability to help you feel at ease and able to discuss the issues that are concerning you. I feel it is important to provide a space where you will be listened to and valued as an individual, without fear of being judged or criticised, where you feel confident to explore your feelings and develop an understanding of what they mean within a safe, confidential environment.
I work with both men and women around a vast array of issues such as:
- Personal resilience
- Relationship issues
- Coping with loss
- Personal development
- Panic attacks
- Coping with redundancy
- Career transition
I am accredited by the National Counselling Society, a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, am on the accredited register of the Professional Standards Authority and hold an enhanced DBS. I offer short-term solution focus-based therapy and medium to long-term sessions depending on the need of the individual. This can be discussed in your first session.
What to expect:
Counselling can be a challenging process, so it’s important that you find a counsellor that you can relate to. The first session will allow us to discuss your needs and gain an understanding of what you would like to achieve from your sessions. It is also an opportunity for you to establish as to whether you feel that I am the right counsellor for you.
Frequently asked questions:
Will it be difficult?
Challenging our behaviour and aspects of ourselves that we are uncomfortable with can be difficult and requires bravery. The agenda and pace of the session will always be determined by you. I have a non-judgmental, empathic approach, which will enable you to explore difficult issues where appropriate. The process is one of learning, self-challenge and self-discovery which helps to develop self-awareness and promote change.
Will what I say be treated confidentiality?
Confidentiality is an essential core requirement of the counselling process. It fosters a relationship of trust and establishes boundaries that create an environment where issues and feelings can be expressed honestly. The only time confidentiality is broken is when there is a significant reason to believe that you are at risk of serious harm, a danger of hurting others or that the law dictates it. All aspects of confidentiality will be discussed and agreed in the first session.
How does counselling work?
Counselling provides you with a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your issues and challenge aspects of yourself that you struggle with. I will help to empower you to make a positive change in your life through the development of self-awareness and implementing strategies that work for you.
What if I get emotional?
It is not necessarily a requirement to "get emotional" in counselling, but you won't be judged if you do. More importantly, you'll be in an environment where your emotions can be expressed safely and explored.
I work from the Abbey Clinic, which offers a comfortable and relaxing environment, located in the town of Faversham. It is easily accessible from the M2 if driving and is on a mainline train route.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me for an informal chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced Counsellor and Coach and have worked in several specialist areas such as Schools, Probation Service, Housing Associations, NHS IAPT Service, Corporate Organisations and Private Practice, covering a wide range of specialist areas.
My qualifications are:
- Diploma in Counselling - Accredited - Canterbury
- Diploma In Career Coaching - Accredited
- Certificate in CBT (SCQG Level 8)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills - Accredited - Canterbury
- Training in Stress Awareness & Management - Centre for Stress Management, London
- DBS certified
- PTTLS - Accredited
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist areas of work:
Help for Anxiety
I can help you to understand the root cause of your anxiety, learn to identify unhelpful patterns of thinking and how they trigger feelings, develop the ability to implement more helpful thinking strategies and empower you to make positive change.
Help for Anger:
I can help you to gain an understanding of where your anger comes from, become aware of how your thoughts and beliefs impact on your feelings and behavioural responses and develop strategies such as thinking modification and grounding techniques to alter your responses to volatile situations.
Help for Stress:
I can help you to recognise your 'Stress Triggers', Identify psychological, physical and behavioural symptoms of stress within yourself and develop an awareness of your thinking errors and develop the necessary skills to modify these beliefs
Help for Careers:
I can help you to formulate an achievable plan of action with realistic goals, advise you on how to produce a CV that gets noticed, explore suitable career opportunities that match your desires, learn effective interview techniques, identify negative beliefs that are holding you back from making change, become more aware of your strengths and skills and how to use them, build your self-confidence and become more assertive and resolve difficult situations at work such as bullying or conflict
"After much deliberation, I decided to seek support and make initial contact with Jason. Even before we met, his approach on the phone put me instantly at ease and I knew it was a call I could have made sooner. The sessions followed at convenient times for us both and an open and trusting rapport quickly developed. Jason's ability to listen, share ideas and suggest techniques started to make a difference. A new personal outlook and perception started to emerge and through continued regular discussions, self-assessment and guidance from Jason, a way forward and an understanding was clearer. What I have learnt from those sessions with Jason remain with me and I continue to use them on a daily basis.
I have no hesitation in recommending Jason and advise anyone to make that initial call and see where it goes from there....."
“I chose Jason Colyer because his work seemed to be people and not process centred. This became very clear at our first meeting when Jason allowed me to unload a huge amount of ‘baggage’ in a safe and sympathetic environment. Over the next few weeks, we developed a counselling relationship built on honesty, openness and trust. Jason listened carefully but actively to my problems before working with me to explore options for change. He became a catalyst for increasing my self-awareness and managing my anger much more effectively. My family have seen and felt the benefit from my behaviour change and I am determined to sustain it. I would recommend Jason to anyone who is looking for a counselling expert with a human touch”.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
My fees are £60.00 for a session (55 minutes).
Payments can be made either by cash, cheque or BACS transfer.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, a member of the BACP, BACP Coaching and on the Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Authority.
I abide by the professional standards and the code of ethics of both the National Counselling Society and the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
All sessions are held in a confidential environment.
As part of my ongoing CPD and delivery of professional practice, I undergo regular Clinical Supervision and engage in ongoing training.
I hold a current DBS, carry full indemnity insurance and am registered with Data Protection.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Weekdays - day time and evenings and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|