Hello, my name is Jill Eggleston and I am based in Weymouth. I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor. I offer a free half hour initial session, I am fully insured and I offer concessions for students.
What is Counselling?
Counselling is a chance for you to talk and to be really heard. It is an opportunity to explore anything that is worrying you.
As a Counsellor, I primarily work in a person-centred way, integrating other approaches in order to suit the individual needs of my clients. We will establish a safe, professional relationship based on trust and respect. I will support you to reconnect with your sense of self worth and find your own way to move forwards. I believe that you are the expert on you! I offer both short and long term work. I attend regular supervision in order to ensure safe and ethical practice. My experience includes working with bereavement, anxiety, depression, sadness, general unhappiness and low self esteem.
I offer a free half hour appointment which is a chance for us to meet and to decide whether I can offer you the support you are looking for. There is no pressure for you to commit at this session. If you decide to come back we will arrange a weekly appointment - usually the same day and time.
Please call/email or text me if you would like further details. I may not be able to answer your call so please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Cruse - Awareness in Bereavement Care
Cruse - Children and Young People Bereavement Support Programme
Accredited registrant member of National Counselling Society
BA (Hons) degree
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
My experience includes;
- Counsellor at the Matrix Project, Yeovil, providing counselling for a range of mental health issues.
- Counsellor for Redlands Counselling, Bournemouth. This is a Charity that provides general counselling, including long-term work.
- Voluntary NHS Counsellor, Bridges Surgery, Weymouth.
- Counsellor for the Counselling Information Trust, a Charity based in Parkstone. CIT offers low-cost counselling covering a wide range of issues.
- Volunteer Counsellor in the Renal and Oncology Units at Dorset County Hospital.
- Bereavement Support Worker for Dorset Cruse for 5 years, working with Adults, Children and Young People.
- Private Practice since 2013 dealing with a wide range of issues.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Initial appointment (30 mins) - FREE.
Counselling sessions (1 hour) - £40
Students - £30
Concessions may be available.
Concessions offered for
I undertake regular training to increase and update my skills and knowledge; This includes - Mindfulness, Self harm/injury, Infant Loss, Dissociation, Asperger syndrome, Understanding Anxiety and Depression, Young people and Mental Health, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Bullying, Autism, Disordered Eating.
I have experience of working with students of counselling.
I work in a modern office in a central location with disabled access.
I may be able to offer additional times - please contact me to find out.