Jill Kay, UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor. BA Hons.
I've worked as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist for 17 years offering long & short term therapy in my private practice. I also work for public & private sector, & charity organisations, and have experience working with NHS clients via an IAPT service.
I see my role as a therapist as being to help you become more aware and more 'in touch' with yourself, & helping you gain a better understanding of yourself - on the basis that the more you understand yourself, the greater the likelihood that you'll make choices that will work for you, or be able to move on from past experiences that may still be affecting you.
I'll work with you towards a better understanding of your needs, your options and your own resources, to enhance your capacity to live in a way which is satisfying for you and to develop new perspectives and coping skills.
Sometimes this might involve focusing on what's happening in your life in the present - including in the therapy session - sometimes it may involve exploring your past, to better understand where patterns of feeling, thinking and responding came from.
Whatever brings you for counselling or psychotherapy, I offer you the time, space and support to explore yourself and your life, with someone who is interested, empathic, and non-judgmental.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained initially at Ripon and York St John (Certificate in Counselling), then at Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute (Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, and Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy).
I have lengthy experience working in private practice, with voluntary organisations and charities, and of providing counselling to employees of local organisations and via national Employee Assistance Programmes.
I have previously worked with NHS clients referred through the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service in the East Riding.
I provide counselling for local authorities which has given me extensive experience counselling teachers, social workers and support workers, amongst others.
I have been a counsellor for a Bereavement Counselling service, and for Yorkshire Mesmac providing counselling to LGBT clients.
I work with a wide range of issues including:
The effects of abuse
Bereavement and loss
The impact of physical health on mental and emotional health
Life changes and transitions
Work related issues
Self confidence and self esteem
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As part of my Continuing Professional Development I've undertaken additional short trainings in body focussed therapy, and I have an interest in the impact of physical health on emotional health, and how physical changes can affect a person's sense of themselves.
Individuals - £40 per 1 hr session
Couples - £50 per session (1 - 1 1/4 hrs)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.30 am - 7.30 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|