Jill Abernethy - Dip. Counselling - MBACP
Libertas Therapy Ltd
01925 758971 / 07967 481808
I offer you a calm and safe space to explore any emotional distress you may be feeling within a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic environment. Together we will build a positive and supportive alliance which is honest and respectful.
I became a person centred counsellor as a result of my own life experiences and a belief that we are the experts of ourselves to find the answers to the issues that we may be struggling with. My approach to therapy is based firmly on this.
For the past 2 years i have worked on a voluntary basis with Macmillan and within the NHS specialising in bereavement, grief and living with life limiting illness.
I also have a detailed understanding and experience of the challenges people face with ASD, both with those on the spectrum and those who may be in a caring role and how it impacts on the wider family / friends. Prior to this I worked within HR as a CIPD HR professional / Trainer
I recognise that starting counselling maybe a daunting prospect, to give you an idea about how i work it may be helpful to read the an example below of the first steps:
I will receive your initial enquiry and i will ring you to arrange to meet at a convenient day and time. We can talk through any individual needs you may have and how they can be accommodated at this point. I offer a reduced fee for the initial meeting as it is important that you feel comfortable going forward that you have found the right counsellor for you. Should you wish to book for further sessions we can do this at the end of the first appointment.
Of course should you like to know a little more about what to expect you are most welcome to get in touch to ask any questions or concerns about how counselling might help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered Person Centred counsellor and operate within the ethical rules of the BACP. In common with all ethical practitioners I am committed to continual professional development.
My qualifications include:
- Diploma in Counselling
- Bsc Psychology
- BPS (CPD) Working with adults with Autism
I have been working within the NHS as a counsellor on a voluntary basis for the past 2 years.
I have knowledge and experience of working with people on the Autistic Spectrum.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parents and Carers of Children on the Autistic Spectrum
Living with a life limiting illness
I offer a reduced price for an initial meeting, as it is important that you find the right counsellor for you: £20
Thereafter: £40 per session
Students: £30 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday I aim to work with you on a time that fits us both
Types of client