Jill Peskin, Psychotherapist and Counsellor Registered MBACP
Feeling as if something has to change?
Often, we fall into patterns of behaviour without us realising, but what we do notice are the struggles we are faced with, not really knowing why it is we feel the way we do. My work with you is to help you gain a greater understanding of yourself, giving you a chance to reflect on what is going on and how to make sense of your situation. Having a greater sense of self allows you to take some control of your life and to bring some changes. If you're reading this you are already contemplating counselling, but the next step is finding the right counsellor for you.
It's important to begin this journey with someone you feel comfortable working with. I respect diversity and difference, recognising that everyone has their own life experiences which has brought them to this point in time. My role is to ensure you feel listened to and understood without prejudice or judgment.
As your counsellor, I will explore with you the issues that are causing your distress and discomfort. We will work collaboratively to find some understanding and resolution enabling you to move forward and live life more fully. It maybe that you cannot identify a specific problem, but a general sense of feeling 'out of sorts' is leading you to seek some support. We can work with this too, sometimes what is bothering us is not that obvious. Having someone along-side you at this time can be of help.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with men and woman of any age from adolescence up, on a short or long-term basis. If you would like the opportunity to decide whether we could work together, we can arrange an initial meeting to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. If you decide counselling with me is not for you, there is no obligation to continue.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to running my own private practice, I have a wide range of experience from a variety of settings including NHS work, charity sector as well as a specialist bereavement agency. I work with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, separation and divorce, bereavement, panic attacks, eating issues, as well as those who are struggling and just want to talk.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire and a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a special interest in working with the complex issues of infertility and have completed The Foundation Training Course for Counsellors working in Licensed Treatment Centres and Related Settings with BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association.)
I am strongly committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend conferences and training events.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £60 a session. Some concessionary rates are available to keyworkers, students, OAPs and those on a low income.
Concessions offered for
I endeavor to fit around your schedule, offering both daytime and evening appointments. I try to ensure all enquires are responded to within 24 hours.
I offer counselling in a peaceful and comfortable private setting in Elstree.
The practice is within ten minutes walk of Elstree & Borehamwood station and easily accessible from bus routes 107, 292 306 and 601. There is roadside parking available.
My practice in Highgate is situated a few minutes walk from Hampstead Heath. There is free parking (except between 10am and 12pm) and the location is conveniently served by public transport.