About me

Hello! My name is Jill and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor. I tailor my therapy to individual's needs and from experience, I'm aware that one type of therapy doesn't work for everyone. I offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), which is a talking therapy to help you manage your problems by changing the ways in which you behave and think. This can be very effective for issues such as anxiety and depression, but can be useful for many other issues too. Using this type of therapy can be useful in teaching you to become your own therapist.

I also offer Gestalt Therapy, which is a slightly more creative approach. This type of therapy really focuses on how you're feeling in the here and now. We can explore your feelings via your body language, role play and things such as using stones and cards in a therapeutic way. This can be helpful to unveil issues or worries that perhaps you were unaware of.

Person centred therapy is always at the heart of my counselling services and sometimes, using this type of therapy alone, is all that is needed. This will give you the opportunity to talk about your problems, in a non judgmental environment, receiving an empathetic ear. This therapy can look at how you perceive yourself consciously.

I will adapt my style to suit your needs so you can be assured, if one type of therapy isn't for you, we can try something new.

At the moment, I am offering online counselling via Google Meet or Zoom, in addition to telephone counselling. I am currently looking into converting a cabin at the bottom of my garden into my therapy room for face to face work by the middle of this year. This will offer a relaxed, quiet environment, without the worry of sitting in a waiting room around other people, meaning your appointment will be very discrete.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 dipoloma in therapeutic counselling. This has trained me to work integratively, adapting to individual needs.

I have plenty of experience doing online and telephone counselling, as well as face to face. I am also in the process of completing an online and telephone counselling course, to enhance my skills further.

I have experience of dealing with the following issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Abuse (all types)
  • Bereavement
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Suicidal thoughts

I have two years of experience working with young people in a school setting aged between 13 and 19. I also have experience of working with adults in the same setting, due to staff members using the counselling service too. I am therefore comfortable working with any age group and confident applying my skills to anyone from the age of 8 upwards.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Free initial 20 minute telephone assessment
  • 50 minute online therapy (Googlemeet or Zoom) £40
  • 50 minute telephone session £40
  • 50 minute face to face session £40 (not currently available but available soon)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I do work shifts so counselling appointments will be agreed on a week by week basis. We will work together to book a suitable appointment for the following week.

Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Jill Bittle

Jill Bittle