Jayne Cartlidge Cert, PG Dip in Counselling Psychology MBACP
Is counselling for me? That’s a question many people ask themselves.
Counselling is different for everyone and it can be a scary undertaking. Therefore, I believe that it is important to feel comfortable with the therapist that you choose as it can take a tremendous amount of courage to take the first step.
At times life’s journey can be turbulent and rapid, a struggle to say a float, maybe an uphill struggle, a daily battle with the challenges that life throws at us. During these times we can experience a range of overwhelming emotions, even the polar opposite leaving us feeling emotionless with no one to turn too.
It can be really hard to maintain a mask to hide our emotions to protect others, almost too heavy to hold. This can make it really difficult to talk to family/friends that are close to us.
There are times when an individual’s physical health can affect other aspects of their life causing anxiety, depression, and stress. By promoting good mental health can help to reduce the impact a physical health condition can have on a person’s ability to function on a day to day basis affecting their quality of life and emotional wellbeing.
I am warm, accepting and compassionate person with strong values and believe that it is important to respect each individual, to listen and enable each person, to feel heard, understood. I bring a positive and proactive attitude at the same time being emphatic, honest and transparent. I see the therapeutic relationship as being central to building trust for positive movement and change.
I see my own life-long learning, personal growth and development as a key element and paramount importance in order to help others. I enjoy learning creative new ways of working and feel I am open to new ideas and possibilities enabling me to deliver more effective interventions. I believe am integrative with my work, drawing on different interventions from different models in a holistic and collaborative way while ensuring, that everyone is included in the counselling process. I have keen interest in developing and practising Mindfulness
What I can offer
I offer one to one confidential and professional counselling support in a non-judgemental way. My holistic approach embodies advocating empowerment. I provide a safe space from the comfort of my own home for you to share sensitive issues and difficulties. To explore at your own pace any experiences causing you distress which may be impacting on your everyday functioning and well-being. With a view to helping you develop skills/ strategies to manage your own health and well-being for the future, as I believe everyone has the potential to heal, grow and build resilience.
Because I believe it is important for you to feel comfortable with the therapist that you choose, I am happy to offer the first face-to-face session free to discuss your needs; this gives you an opportunity to see if I am the right counsellor for you and to ask any questions you are unsure about. I see this meeting as a pre-counselling session, where there is no obligation for you to then agree to ongoing counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
My back ground is in Nursing, working in the NHS for a number of years within a learning disabilities team, before training as Person-Centred Counsellor. I have a broad range of experience and have developed many adaptable and transferable skills.
I have also worked in various counselling organizations and environments including the NHS counselling place setting. Offering one to one support to individuals affected by bereavement, life-changing illness and significant loss. This has included, supporting individuals experiencing overwhelming stress and anxiety, negative feelings, thoughts and low self-esteem. Furthermore, supporting individuals with work related issues such has role change, formal proceedings and work/life balance. I have worked in a time limited service, providing advice, sharing tools, techniques and different approaches. In order to promote well-being, empowering choice to help individuals identify and understand and resolve or manage the issues they bring to the sessions. This has also included working as co facilitator in a bereavement group.
I continue good practice by undergoing regular supervision taking reasonable care of my own safety and that of others, at the same time adhering to the guidelines of BACP Ethical framework. I am also a registered member of the professional body British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I continue to update professional development by attending events/workshops and courses run by a variety of organizations and training providers. I am fully insured and qualified
- Certificate in Supervision ( Manchester institute for Psychotherapy)
- PG Dip in Counselling and Psychology (Keele University)
- Certificate in Counselling Psychology (Keele University)
- Exploring loss and Attachment (Charitable Organisations)
- Positive behaviour support (NHS)
- Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (NHS)
- Introduction to CBT (NHS)
- Bereavement training (Charitable Organisations)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Fees are normally £35 per 60-minute session. However all circumstances are negotiated individually, if you have circumstances that challenge your ability to pay the full amount.
For students the fee is £25 per session.
My work is typically face-to-face but I will also consider providing web-based and telephone counselling therapy to people who are limited in their ability, for whatever reason, to attend a face-to-face consultation.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile.
Getting in touch
Please feel free to contact me to arrange an appointment, either by calling, emailing or sending me a text message. I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a face-to-face meeting. Please be aware that I will only respond to enquiries during my usual working hours. I can be flexible with sessions and offer either daytime, evenings or weekends. However all sessions will be on an appointment only basis.
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