J. Jessy Paston
Hello and welcome!! I am Jessy and I am very pleased you have taken the time to see what support I can offer to you.
Do you feel anxious all the time? That feeling of dread and tightening of your stomach
Do you feel low? Tearful, no motivation
Are you struggling with the transition of motherhood? Juggling so much, learning so much and feel a shell of who are, drowning in nappies, laundry and chaos
Do you have difficult relationships? Not feeling heard, loved or supported
Do you feel unworthy? You don't believe you're good at anything or good for anyone
Or is it a case of "I don't know" but you know things can be much better and you're not meant to feel like this?
It can be scary and lonely struggling with our mental health on our own and I’m here to tell you that I am here to support you. Mental health is just like physical health and there is no shame or stigma in getting help. We just need to learn a few strategies and ways to manage our emotions to feel happier in ourselves. Although this is much easier said than done!
I believe you are the expert in your life and when we work together, it is a partnership with me supporting you, reflecting what you say back to you and together we can explore, strategise and make achievable and positive changes.
I am the support you’re looking for. I create safe spaces just for you to off load your mental and emotional load.
I work with you to find the part of you that is strong, that Knows, that is most inner, most true.
There’s nothing to fear. We will take it at your pace, learning ways to manage your mental and emotional health.
There’s nothing to worry about. Well do it in a fun, caring and supportive way, pausing to reflect or heal but always moving in the right direction.
And this will last. I will work with you from within, looking at causes rather than symptoms and decluttering / sorting and putting new strategies in place.
There’s magic here too because as you become You, you end up helping others and before you know it, that acceptance, knowing and balance ripples out to those around you, creating the deepest unconditional love and belonging.
I am part of your support network to help bring you back to YOU, so if you are struggling at the moment, do get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Framework Level 5) 2016
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (Framework Level 4) 2014
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2013
Training with 4Children 2015
Worcestershire Safeguarding Board Children Board, Targeted Training Two
Brief Solution Focused Practice
Mental Health First Aid
Working in Other People’s Homes
Child Exploitation and Online Safety
Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Help Assessment Practitioner Training
Equality and Diversity
Supporting Effective Parenting
Processing, Protecting and Sharing Information
SEND code of Practice
Samaritans Listener 2013
Raising Safeguarding Awareness in Early Years 2008
Childminding Practice Course 2003
Working with Children, Young People and their Families 2008
Full DBS certificate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specific New Mum / postnatal related mental and emotional health issues such as bonding with baby, postnatal depression, anxiety
£50 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
10 - 4 Saturdays or evenings by request (Currently only Telephone or Skype sessions available)
Types of client