About me

Covid-19 Owing to the current situation, I have moved online and all sessions will be conducted using a variety of online media depending on personal preference. You may be nervous about having therapy in this way but I can assure you that it works well. If this would be of interest to you, please contact me and I will arrange a telephone conversation for us to talk through the way forward

Whilst many people experience times in their lives when they feel overwhelmed by particular events or situations, there are others who ‘find life difficult’ and struggle to manage the inevitable challenges that life brings.

Whatever has brought you to think about therapy, you are welcome to contact me by telephone or e mail. I will try to see you for an initial session within a few days, during which we will discuss the nature of your difficulties and the best way forward for you. This may be a small number of sessions to address a particular problem and help you to get back on track or, it may be longer-term therapy that will address the underlying issues that are preventing you from living your life to the full. If for any reason you do not feel I am the right person to help you, I will always do my best to suggest someone else

I am a professionally qualified and very experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. My experience gained over more than 25 years has included working in both the public and private sectors and has brought me into contact with a wide range of clients that have included, at one end of the scale, well-functioning individuals who have become overwhelmed by life events and at the other, individuals with severe and enduring difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP Registered Jungian Analytic Psychotherapist

MA In Counselling

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

MSc in Addition Studies

Certificate in Supervision

Certificate In CBT Skills

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.

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

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

  • Jungian therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£60 per session

Some concessions may be available and would be discussed during the initial session

Further information

I am also a specialist in addiction and work with individuals who have experienced or who are currently experiencing problems with addictive behaviour. This may be alcohol and/or drugs but equally could be to do with the compulsive use of food, internet, sex, exercise - in fact any behaviour that has got out of control and is causing a problem in your life.

Tilehurst
RG31

Reading
Berkshire
RG1

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Supervision

I am a qualified and very experienced supervisor and offer individual supervision to trainees and practising counsellors and psychotherapists who work with adults.

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Jill Fowler

Jill Fowler