Jill Cooper

MBACP - Dip Counsellor, Supervisor, PTUK Play Therapist
Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7BT
07720 559 753 07720 559 753

About me

Hello, thank you for reading my profile. I have over thirty years experience working with children, young people, adults and families.

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor, accredited play therapist and clinical supervisor, of play and creative arts working in private practise. I am a trainee sand play therapist too.

I am qualified to work with adults, children, young people and have experience working with individuals impacted by trauma.

I offer a safe, non judgemental space where you can talk freely about anything you want. I work face to face, online or I can offer telephone counselling.

My experience is drawn from working in children's/families services. a local charity supporting families impacted by domestic abuse and I have worked in local schools and colleges with children and young people experiencing anxiety, trauma and loss. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Clinical Supervision for Play and Creative Arts Therapists
  • Post graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (Accredited)
  • Clay Therapist
  • Trainee Sand Play Therapist

Recent training courses attended

  • Working beyond Domestic Abuse
  • Narcissistic Couples
  • Counter allegation tool
  • Outdoor play therapy
  • Suicide awareness - safety planning
  • Poly vagal therapy
  • Therapeutic life story work
  • Contextual Safeguarding

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.

PTUK

Play Therapy UK

Play Therapy UK is the largest organisation governing therapeutic play and play therapy in the United Kingdom. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free 15 minute introductory call.

Initial 50 minute stand alone consultation session - £50.00

Adult Counselling -£50.00 per session

Clinical Supervision - creative ( Individuals, groups, trainee's), (Counsellors and Play/Art Therapists) £50.00 per hour

Creative counselling for children and young people - £50.00 per session.

Play Therapy for children and young people - £50.00 per session.

  • Flexible hours available 
  • some concessionary fees available 
  • wheelchair accessible room

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

33- 39 High Street, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7BT

Further information

Payments by cash or BACs

33-39 High Street
Kempston
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 7BT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone