Jean Watson

Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16
07563 210718 07563 210718 Registered / Accredited
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16

About me


Life is not easy and sometimes we just need a little help to see things in a different light.  Sometimes it is from our past, sometimes it is in our present and sometimes it is concerns for the future.

My style of counselling is best described as conversational and integrative.  I know how hard it can be for clients to confide in strangers, even professional counsellors like myself, so I make the process as easy and as relaxed as possible.  I recognise everyone's beliefs are different and I offer a safe, confidential space to be listened to.  Sometimes just this in itself is enough for someone to organise and verbalise their thoughts in order that they can move on. 

But sometimes the issues are more deep routed and need bringing to the surface before we can deal with them.  This may require more thought provoking work with a client.  Sometimes however people do have an insight into themselves and why they feel the way they do but again do not know how to move on.  I work closely and gently with clients to achieve change in order for their quality of life to improve.  Sometimes this does involve challenging beliefs held and dealing with negative thoughts in a practical way and I support clients as they develop new skills to make the changes they want.

I genuinely enjoy working with clients as everyone, as well as their issues, are different and this ensures that I stay fresh and relevant in my thinking and skills.

I can't, and don't, promise miracles.  I can however promise honesty, respect and an open mind as well as my skills as a counsellor. I also recognise that some clients may not be ready to fully deal with some issues yet but even in those cases the client will always have more insight into themselves at the end of the sessions than they expected to at the start. And when they are ready they will find it easier to know how to do that.

I work with all client issues such as stress, assertiveness, depression, anger, relationships etc and I also specialise in addiction issues - be it food, alcohol, gambling, drugs etc for which online counselling is especially helpful.

I am a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Coach and provide such services in Haywards Heath but because I also recognise that time is sometimes difficult to make for oneself, I also offer my services online by Skype or email.  Whilst I am a general counsellor and coach, I specialise in issues around problem drinking and use a selection of different ways to aid recovery.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling  
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Diploma as Alcohol Control Specialist
Workshops in new thinking in Bereavement, Alchohol abuse, Cognitive Therapy for addictions, Working with personality disporders etc,
OCST - Online Counselling Skills Certificate
Online Therapy Institute - Verified for Online work via Skype

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.

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

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

Coaching
Online Counselling
Business Counselling

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Face to Face Counselling - £38.00 per session
Counselling by Email - £28.00 per single email
Counselling by Skype (Webcam and voice) - £38.00

(Please see website www.justonesmallstep.uk.com for more details)

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I believe that people do have the resources within themselves to change their lives.  I also believe that, as a counsellor, for me to work with clients to simply provide insight into why they are have difficulties is not enough.  I believe counselling is all about empowering people to not only understand why they feel as they do but to move forward and to make changes in order to live the life they really want to live. Sometimes people understand that they have to make changes but just don't know how to do that.   I work as an integrative counsellor and coach and therefore I do work with clients in this way to achieve their goals.

I am a member of the following organisations:

The National Counselling Society
The Hypnotherapy Society
CNHC (Complimentary & National Healthcare Council)
Online Therapy Institute

Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

I also offer walking therapy around a local park for those who feel restricted by a counselling room (currently socially distanced)

Availability

Days, Evenings and some Saturday mornings (by prior arrangement)

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Social

Jean Watson

Jean Watson