Dr Jill Aubrey, MBACP Registered Psychotherapist and Psychologist
01904 501250 / 07972 811083
Hello, I'm Jill, and I'm pleased that you are looking at my details in this directory; I would be happy to talk to you about anything you read here, and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to call or email at any time. I'll always try to help.
Most people come to counselling because they feel they need some help and support to deal with aspects of their life, relationships, or current or past experiences which are troubling them. At one time or another, most of us feel like this. Over the last 10 years, I have worked therapeutically with many many clients, of all ages and from all backgrounds, to offer each person a safe, supportive and confidential space in which they can explore their life experiences and feelings. As an experienced counsellor and psychologist I ensure my clients feel accepted and listened to, warmly and without judgement, and I help each person to find ways of exploring and making positive changes to their lives.
How I work
I will ensure that you are at the centre of our work together. It is you who will decide what issues you want to work on. Life experiences affect each of us emotionally, cognitively and physically and I will work with you to explore how the issues you bring are impacting on your sense of well-being. I will help you to find ways of improving your well-being by promoting your self awareness, esteem and belief, and helping you to explore the choices you have for positive change. I will help you to consider how past experiences and ways of responding may be impacting in the present, and to consider the most effective and swift ways of dealing with the difficulties that you are experiencing.
I believe that each of us holds the potential to make positive changes in our lives and to connect our own inner truth and sense of purpose and meaning. I seek to work with and understand the whole person and how they experience life within the 'givens' of existence.
I consider that the quality of our relationship is very important to the success of therapy; so at our initial consultation session we can discuss your situation and what you hope to get out of therapy; then we can both see if we feel we can work together. The consultation can be face to face, or by phone or via video VSEE link. If we agree to work together, I will ask you to complete some forms to help me better to understand your needs and aims. We will then work together to agree how many sessions of therapy you have and what we will focus on. I work in both Yorkshire and London and offer therapy face to face, via VSEE video link and by telephone. This means I can offer my clients as much flexibility in contact as possible. I find that some people benefit from short term focused therapy, for others a longer term approach works best. At the outset of therapy, we will discuss what may work best for you, and then we will review this at regular intervals to make sure that the therapy continues to meet your needs. Therapy often works best if a regular commitment to either weekly or fortnightly therapy is agreed, but, my therapeutic approach will always be flexible to your needs, and so a more varied approach to therapy can always be discussed. As I offer therapy face-to-face, via VSEE and by phone, it is always possible to adjust whatever arrangements we put in place if your needs change.
Throughout the time we work together, I will check in with you to understand how you feel and what is working for you. I have experience and skills in many different therapeutic models and ways of working, and offer therapy which integrates many different approaches including client-centred, psycho-dynamic, mindfulness, solution focused therapy and CBT. Different models of therapy help different people; we are all unique. So, the therapy I provide is always moulded to meet the unique needs, aims and wishes of each client I work with.
In London, I work from a counselling room in Knighten Street, close to Tower Bridge. The location is easily accessible from Tower Hill and Tower Gateway tube and also Wapping High Street overland. I would be happy to discuss what session times I have available in London.
In Yorkshire, I work from a beautiful, 17 Century room, overlooking a garden in the calm, peaceful surroundings of the village of Skelton, on the outskirts of York. There is plenty of parking on site, and a frequent bus service between York and Easingwold. I would be happy to discuss what session times I have available in York.
Please get in touch if you have any questions at all, or would like to arrange an initial consultation. You may contact me in confidence by phone or email. It would be lovely to hear from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked extensively in the voluntary, statutory and private sector including working in 2 busy NHS practices, a residential therapeutic community retreat, a hospice and a leading provider of multi-disciplinary psychological and therapeutic services in Yorkshire. As i hold degrees in counselling and psychotherapy and also psychology, I integrate learning and practices from both of these disciplines in my work. I am also a qualified couple counsellor.
I work holistically with all of my clients, from a humanistic, person centred perspective and also draws on psycho-dynamic, cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness and solution focused therapy. I am skilled at offering brief, short-term, often solution focused therapy, and also longer-term deeper psychodynamic therapy.
I work with people over age 16; I deliver therapy either face-to-face, via VSEE (a secure internet based video-link) and by telephone. With many clients, a combination of all three modes enables therapy to be delivered at times and places tailored to their needs.
Doctorate, post-graduate and under-graduate degree qualifications
I hold degrees in the following:
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy, awarded with Distinction, University of York St John, 2011
BSc (Honours) Psychology, 2:1, Open University, 2010
Masters of Business Administration, awarded with Distinction, University of Bradford Management Centre, 2000.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds, 1988
BA (Hons), First Class, Geography, 1984
Further Qualifications and Continuing Psychotherapeutic Professional Development and Training include:
Certificate in Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy, Leeds Centre for Psychological Development, 2015
Clinical Record Keeping and Data Protection Training, 2015
Training in the use of Digital Media in Therapy, 2014
Rape Crisis Awareness Training, 2012
Alcholism and Addictions Training, 2012
Training in Safeguarding Children, 2012
Integrating Gestalt work in Therapy, 2012
Training in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, 2011
Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2009
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Registration Number 685202). I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, which can be viewed at www.BACP.co.uk
I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Psychotherapy sessions are usually for one hour and are available face to face and via VSEE video and simultaneous text link. Telephone sessions are also available. I frequently work via all 3 media, to suit client need and in order to offer as much availability as possible.
I offer an initial assessment consultation, for which I charge my standard fee, but this session is for up to 90 minutes, so I would ask that you allow this much time for our first meeting.
My standard fee for individual sessions is £45 per hour with a negotiated rate where longer therapy is indicated.
My standard fee for couple sessions is £65 per hour.
I offer concessionary rates in some circumstances and I would be happy to discuss this on an individual case by case basis.
Availability: Monday: 8.30 am to 8pm Monday - Thursday. Saturday mornings 8.30 am - 1pm.
I have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance
I am Registered Data Controller on the Data Protection Register Registration Number ZA145016
I have Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8.30am - 8.30 pm Monday-Thursday. Saturday 8.30 am - 1pm (York only)
Types of client