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Jill Hedley BACP (Accred) M.A. Counselling; P.G. Dip in Psychotherapy; Dip Sup

About me

Working across venues in Newcastle, Jarrow and Sunderland I can offer counselling support to yourself who may be wanting a space to explore your current situation; to consider options to move in a direction of your choice and to create a safe confidential environment whilst you set the pace for yourself. I am a person focused counsellor/psychotherapist who puts your needs at the heart of what I offer. I work with compassion and care to enable you to explore your current situation.

I also offer supervision to counselling practitioners.

I am the director and owner of Reflections Counselling and Training Limited.
Reflections was originally established in July 1999; then relaunched in 2013 with the addition of a Psychotherapy service and in June 2015 again Reflections expanded its portfolio of services to include counselling and supervision training and became Reflections Counselling and Training Limited.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP (Accred) Counsellor; Psychotherapist, Educationalist, Trainer, Life Coach and Supervisor.

  • M.A. in Counselling
  • M.A. in Education
  • B. Ed. (Hons)
  • P.G. Dip in Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Education
  • L.C.G.I.
  • C.A.P.S.
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Diploma in Supervision

I am a multi-skilled practitioner whose experience spans over 30 years of social care, counselling skills, pastoral care and counselling/psychotherapy experience. My psychotherapy experience is vast which ranges from:

  • Bereavement
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Domestic abuse
  • Adult Survivors of childhood experiences of Abuse
  • Workplace Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic Attacks.

Her key areas of interest are:
Grief work via other forms of loss, for example, fostering, adoption, health issues, sudden restricted financial mobility and the anxiety and stress this can cause, redundancy, pre birth and post birth death, infertility and enabling childless couples to explore options that are available to them.


I am trained as an Integrative practitioner and this style of working has been enhanced with Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Attachment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Neuroscience Theories. This means that I am versatile and flexible in my approach with you and can blend a range of counselling models to uniquely meet your need.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

In the current climate my counselling fees have been reduced from £35 per 50 minute appointments to £30 per 50 minute appointments either face to face (pending government guidance); via zoom or telephone.  

My supervision fees are £40 per 60 minute appointments. Counsellors in training can receive a discounted fee of £30 per hour either face to face (pending government guidance); via zoom or telephone.

Availability

I offer zoom early bird appointments Saturday mornings subject to availability:

Saturdays via zoom: 7.30am; 8.30am; 9.30am; or 10.30am 

Mondays face to face: 3pm; 4pm; 5pm; eve

West Denton Community Centre
Hillhead Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE5 1DN

The Commissioners Building
4, St. Thomas Street (adjacent To John Street)
Sunderland
Tyne And Wear
SR1 1NW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

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.

A downstairs room can be arranged

Jill Hedley BACP (Accred) M.A. Counselling; P.G. Dip in Psychotherapy; Dip Sup

Jill Hedley BACP (Accred) M.A. Counselling; P.G. Dip in Psychotherapy; Dip Sup