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Jill Dighton BSc (Hons) MBACP (Accred). UKCP Reg.

Grafham, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0GB
07925852985 07925852985 Registered / Accredited
Grafham, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0GB

About me

If you are thinking about entering into Counselling sessions I know this can be a difficult time for you; not only are you experiencing the issues you have, but you are faced with making a choice of where to go for your appointments. My aim is to always be approachable, empathic, respectful and flexible. I believe in empowering my clients to be in control of their counselling process - whether short or long-term.

*I AM PRESENTLY OFFERING COUNSELLING VIA 'ZOOM', OR 'PHONE CALL WHILST WE ENDURE THE COVID 19 SITUATION. ALL KEY-WORKERS WILL BE OFFERED CONCESSIONARY RATES.

My Service:

I offer individuals a professionally qualified, face to face, counselling service in a secure, confidential and non-judgemental atmosphere. I was trained and work in an integrative and relational way; this means I look at my clients needs and concerns then integrate theories, concepts and techniques in order to help the client in the best way possible. I also focus on how my clients relate to others and the world. I am an Accredited MBACP Counsellor and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I have an Honours Degree in Integrative Counselling and am currently researching my Masters Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Since undertaking specialist training, I also see couples for Couples or Relationship Counselling. I support a couple as they explore and try to understand the relationship issues or difficulties they are experiencing. Together, I help the couple find a solution that works for them both.

Each Counselling session lasts for 1 hour. I have full Professional Civil Liability Insurance and Home Business Insurance. I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office.

I undertake Counselling for a variety of Employment Assistance Programmes and also for a local Veterinary College.

Counselling Supervision Service:

I have completed the Certificate in Supervision with the prestigious Relational Academy, Cambridge. June 2016.

Research:  I am presently studying for an M.A. in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

My Location:

I am based in the tranquil village setting of Grafham with a dedicated parking space for my clients. I can be easily reached from St Neots, Huntingdon, Buckden, Brampton, Godmanchester, Kimbolton, Staughton, Perry and Ellington as well as from towns and villages close to the Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire borders. My practice is near to our new Community Village shop.

Availability:

I offer all sessions as follows:

  • Tuesday - from 10:00am until 8.30pm
  • Wednesdays - from 10:00am until 8.30pm
  • Thursdays - from 10:00am until 8.30pm
  • Fridays - from 10:00am until 7.30pm
  • *I am prepared to begin sessions early morning - pre-work or college if required.

                                             I look forward to working with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications include:

  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor status
  • Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling.
  • Supervision Certificate
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Certificate in Motivational Therapeutic Interventions
  • Level 3 NCFE Counselling
  • Level 2 NCFE Counselling
  • Various Additional Training Courses inc (not exhaustive list)
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Course: 80 hours study with Counselling Tutor. Apr - June 2020.
  • Webcam and Voice only online Counselling: OCST 13th May 2020.
  • How to do Counselling on-line: a Coronavirus Primer. BACP/OU. April 2020
  • Working with Narcissism & its Pathological Manifestations. Dr Gwen Adshead & Dr Jan Hepburn, Nscience, London. 31st Jan 2020.
  • Pleasures and Perils of a Psychotherapeutic Career. Prof Kahr. Confer, London. 2nd Nov 2019
  • DBT STG for Distress Tolerance. SDS. BPS Approved. London 23rd May 2019

  • DBT STG for Emotional Regulation. SDS. BPS Approved. London 22nd May 2019

  • Working with Shame. Carolyn Spring, PODS. 27th April 2019.

  • Working at Relational Depth. Prof Mick Cooper. NScience. London. 2nd March 2019.

  • What is Normal? Profs. Kahr, Samuels, Drs. Clulow, Mollon, Orbach, Sinason, de Zulueta, & Lennox Thomas, Ann Shearer & Roz Carroll. Confer. Nov 24th 2018.

  • Regression: a necessary state of mind for therapeutic  growth? Drs Adah Sachs, Lorraine Price and Marcus West. Confer. London. 17th Nov 2018.

  • Rewind Technique for PTSD with Dr Muss of IARTT. - 12th May 2018

  • Body & Spirit in Contemporary Psychotherapy/Counselling. Prof Samuels, Nick Totton March 2018.

  • Working Alongside Trans & Gender Variant People. Gendered Intelligence. London. 6-7th Dec 2017

  • Winnicott & the Couple - Tavistock Relationships Autumn Conference Nov 2017.

  • Trans Awareness Intro - 8 August 2017 with Gendered Intelligence - London.

  • Winnicott & the Couple - Tavistock Relationships. London 11th Nov 2017.

  • Working within Contexts. Dr L Souter-Anderson. June 2017

  • Trauma Focused CBT to work with PTSD. Dr Heather Sequeira  London 23/24 March 2017

  • Mindfulness in Human Givens Practice. Human Givens College. London. Feb 2017

  • Resolving Clinical Dilemmas in Therapy. Dr Susie Orbach. Nscience. London Jan 2017.

  • Jung Today: Clinical & Cultural Perspectives. Prof's Samuels, Schaverien, & Chris Hauke. Nscience London. Nov 2016

  • Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Christiane Sanderson. London. Mar 2016

  • Creative Arts Therapy Training. 40 hours. Dr. Lynne Souter-Anderson. Mar-Sept 2015.

  • Existential Therapy: 'A philosophical way of working'.  Prof. Emmy van Deurzen. Sept 2015.

  • The Therapy Relationship: -Nscience. London. Prof. A Samuels. Jan 2015

  • Psychodynamic Neuroscience: - Nscience. London. Dr. A Fotopoulou 2015.

  • Additional Couples Counselling & Relationship Training 2014.

  • Mixed Media Creative Arts Workshop. 2014.

  • Couples Counselling Training Modules 2014.

  • 'Affairs - the impact on the couple relationship' - The Tavistock Clinic, London. 2014

  • 'Love Across the Life Cycle: Neuroscience, Attachment & the Couple'. The Tavistock Clinic. 2014

  • Working with Trauma Survivors.

  • Counselling & Prescribed Medication: 2013

  • Managing emotions whilst dealing with trauma & stress

  • Living & working with Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • Suicide & self harm

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Masterclass. With Windy Dryden. 2013

  • Anxiety & OCD. 2013

  • Working with anger. 2013

    I am continually committed to my own current professional development and research to enable me to offer my clients the best service I can.

    Experience:

  • Counselling within HM Prison Service
  • Counselling with MIND in Cambs
  • Private practice
  • Clinical Supervision both for individuals and groups in private practice and elsewhere
  • Working for various Employment Assistance Programmes and college.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Each 1 hour session: Revised fees from 1st June 2019

Individual client - £35* (#)

Couples  - £50* (#)

Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists - £40* (#)

#For any session beginning at 7.20pm or after there will be an additional £5 fee on top of the standard hourly fee.

(*Concessions i.e. for 'Key Workers', low waged, retired and Counselling Students are available so please do not hesitate to ask me.)

Reports, References and Additional Administration:

Please note I am now charging a fee of £10 for the writing of any reports, references or additional administration.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

(*Concessions i.e. for 'Key Workers', low waged, retired and Counselling Students are available so please do not hesitate to ask me.)

Grafham
Cambridgeshire
PE28 0GB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Dedicated parking at gate to practice. There are 2 small steps into my practice room.

Availability

Whilst Face to Face sessions are untenable, I am offering sessions by Zoom or phone.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I have completed the course in Relational Supervision with the prestigious Relational Academy based in Cambridge and have their Certificate in Supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Jill Dighton BSc (Hons) MBACP (Accred). UKCP Reg.

Jill Dighton BSc (Hons) MBACP (Accred). UKCP Reg.