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Hello I'm Jill and a warm welcome to my practice.
I offer a relaxed, safe place for you to be able to explore your challenges. I hope you will find my therapy room comfortable and bright. I place a real importance on offering a delightful room.
I also hope you will enjoy my fresh approach to working alongside you on your journey and I will work at your pace.
I am an experienced Counsellor in working with young people and teenagers having worked in a school and in private practice. I Know only too well how difficult the challenges are in relation to school exams and anxiety. I am fully aware too of situations where one experiences negative thoughts and the impact that may have resulting in a variety of symptoms Including eating disorders and self harm. I also work with many other issues including body image, self esteem, the negative impact of social media, anxiety, friendship groups at school, abuse, confidence issues and many more. I am confident in working with these sensitive topics in a caring and empathic way.
I also work as an experienced counsellor both with individuals and couples. I too am a creative Life Coach, helping my clients with a variety of challenges.
I offer face to face appointments as well as telephone appointments. I always feel that face to face sessions are much more productive and its a better way for clients to feel safe .However for some clients telephone counselling fits in better in their busy lives.
What happens during the session?
My counselling approach places our therapeutic relationship at the heart our work together.
In the initial appointment I hope to make you feel safe and welcome. I offer a private practice which I hope you will find tranquil and relaxed. I also place emphasis on offering a nice room in my home which offers a peaceful bright space. There is no pressure to commit to any amount of sessions.
I am a friendly person and will go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable if you choose to work with me. Along your journey I will be alongside you and I aim to match your rhythm at a respectable pace.
Getting in touch...
Please call me or text me on 07800 639141 or if you would prefer to use the landline number you can call me on 01379 897055 or click here to send me an email. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Degree in Counselling studies BA(Hons). University of Essex.
- HE Dip.
- Individual member of BACP.
- Certificate in Grief counselling
- Certificate in Pornography and sex addictions.
- Certificate in people that self harm.
- fully trained Samaritan
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic Abuse
I am an experienced counsellor in dealing with all forms of domestic abuse.
You may feel as though you have no one that can help you or simply understand . It can be a lonely place. I know only so well how this feels having been in a long term marriage that I eventually managed to escape from. I feel the key to this is to find support from someone that clearly understands what you are going through and of course how frightening this can be. If you decide you would like support from me, I will treat you with respect and work at your pace. There is a light at the end of the tunnel...... trust me because I have experienced that hidden hurt and I have escaped ........
I offer couples counselling to help resolve issues within an intimate relationship.
I hope to facilitate change and bring you a positive outcome through clear communication. We can together negotiate and resolve conflicts where possible.
There are many different concerns you may bring to couples counselling ranging from a lack of communication to a betrayal or an affair. Sometimes talking to someone objectively, with no connection to yourself or partner, is all it takes for you to gain perspective.
I am totally non judgemental and offer couples a safe space in my private practice for you both to off load, Issues can be really varied . Maybe you find your communication is really difficult or you are not good at listening to each other.
Some couples come to therapy as they may not want to have so many arguments. Of course all couples do argue but too many arguments can be quite destructive to the relationship. Hopefully a couple can look to gain insight into how their partner sees things from a their prospective.
For some couples perhaps intimacy feels like it has gone out of the window . This is very common especially after having children. Again through therapy one can talk through their feelings about this subject and hopefully be able to regain this very special side of their relationship.
I am a creative life coach helping clients who want to make change in both their personal and professional lives. I can help you develop a more open creative way of living.
£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Individuals - £65.00
Couples - £75.00
Please email me or text me to arrange 07800 639141.
All cancellations need 48 hours notice otherwise full charges apply.
Our first appointment will be for you to discover if therapy is for you and that you feel I am the person that you would like to work with. This does not obligate you to attend future appointments.This appointment will be 1 hour 30 minutes (30 minutes included at no extra cost) so that you can explain and explore your current issues . You can then decide if you would like me to work together with you. I hope you will leave the session feeling lighter and see a positive way forward.
Full Liability Insurance held.
Police DBS certificate.
When I work
Open 6 days a week.
Monday to Friday 8.30 am until last appointment at 7pm.
Saturdays 9 am until 4pm. Sundays closed.
Many people have very busy lives and therefore Telephone counselling offers an alternative to a face to face meeting. It means one can set time aside in the privacy of their home or office to concentrate on their booked telephone appointment.
I have offered many counselling telephone appointments to clients throughout the country so it's not restricted to local people. It offers flexibility and can fit around your diary. It's an excellent way for people to have therapy at the times and days suitable for them. I can also offer this therapy over weekends . All my calls are made from my counselling practice meaning it is safe and confidential. I can also offer Skype appointments.