Jill Dighton BSc (Hons) MBACP (Accred). UKCP Reg.
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 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.
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.
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)
- 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.
- 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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- 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
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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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 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have completed the course in Relational Supervision with the prestigious Relational Academy based in Cambridge and have their Certificate in Supervision.View supervision profile