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Tower Counselling

About me

My name is Jean and I am a qualified person-centred counsellor working in Ramsbottom.

At the current time I am able to offer face to face appointments in Ramsbottom and online or telephone counselling sessions.

You may be wondering if counselling is what you need at the moment.  The current Covid-19 situation and the restrictions imposed on us all have left many of us feeling all over the place.  This is ok, because we have never experienced anything like this before and we don't have past experience to draw on to help us. You might find it helpful to look at some of the websites that support mental health such as www.mind.org.uk,  www.anxietyuk.org.uk, and for older people who are feeling isolated Silverline offers support:- thesilverline.org.uk

However, if you feel that counselling might be something that would help you in this, or other areas of your life, here are some examples of how counselling has helped people that I've worked with recently.  I have supported people through grief to enable them to enjoy life again. I have helped people who are feeling overwhelmed or anxious to discover their inner strength and find ways of managing their stress. I have helped people who are troubled by abusive relationships from their past, to understand the impact of trauma and then how to live free from the abuse. I have helped people at extremely low points in their lives to find hope to keep living.

Even without the extra challenges of the corona virus, at times life events may be overwhelming and we can find ourselves unable to make sense of our feelings or to find a way forward.  Depression or anxiety can settle and be difficult to shrug off.  You may have supportive people around you, but many of my clients say how much it helps to talk to someone who isn’t personally involved in your life.

As a person-centred counsellor, I will listen to you with understanding and without judgement. Together we can build a confidential relationship that enables you to feel safe to explore any events, issues, or feelings that are concerning you. You will take the lead and be in control of what we talk about.

My aim as a counsellor is to help you :-
• Feel supported as you explore your feelings and whatever is troubling you,
• Gain insight and understanding of your responses
• Find your own strength to develop as a person
• Develop an improved sense of self-worth and well-being
• Support you to make changes if you wish.

It may take courage to decide to come for counselling but if something, from the past or the present, is making you feel unsettled then it is good to act on it. Burying problems and feelings is not good for our well-being in the long term.

Please contact me by phone or email to discuss an appointment.

As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, you can be assured, I have been appropriately trained to meet professional standards.

TOWER COUNSELLING aims to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone and is committed to treating all people equally and with respect irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Training, qualifications & experience

PgDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Salford University in 2017

Level 3 Certificate in counselling Skills at Bolton Community College in 2008

Registered member of BACP

Previously, I had a successful career as a Speech & Language Therapist in the NHS, where I had the privilege of working with children who had significant communication difficulties.  I am aware of how crucial communication is to our sense of worth and well being and also in making and maintaining relationships.

I have been a Volunteer Counsellor at MHIST (Mental Health Independent Support Team) in Bolton, for 4 years, working with clients referred via the GP service.

I have been employed, on a sessional basis, as a Counsellor by 1Point Bolton.

I have telephone, on line counselling appointments and face to face appointments available at Tower Counselling in Ramsbottom, currently on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per session.

£35  per session for students for whom attendance at counselling is a requirement of their qualification.

However, I believe that counselling should be accessible to all, not just the well paid, so please contact me if the cost is an issue and we may be able to work out what is genuinely affordable for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can now offer face to face appointments in Ramsbottom on Tuesdays in line with Government Guidance.  I have zoom and telephone appointments available by arrangement

Further information

I am currently offering telephone or online counselling appointments to adults on an individual basis

I have appointments available at Tower Counselling on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Please contact me by email or by phone to discuss this further.

I am willing to offer concessions to anyone who would have difficulty paying the usual fee.  Please ask if this would make counselling more accessible for you at this time.

Bury, Greater Manchester, BL0

Ramsbottom, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL0

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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My room is up a flight of stairs. I apologise that this may make it inaccessible for some people with mobility difficulties, but thought you would prefer to know this before you go any further with your enquiry. please contact me for more information

Online platforms

Zoom

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