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Hi, I'm Jill, and thank you for visiting my profile. I'm a qualified counsellor with experience working with young people and adults of all ages. I'm currently working online and offer a free introductory half hour session to give us a chance to talk and see if you feel comfortable talking to me and if I think I'm the right person to help you.
At times life can be difficult. You may have persistent worries or fears. Your emotions might feel overwhelming. Perhaps you have been deeply hurt by an event or experience. Or you may have developed ways of trying to manage your feelings that are no longer working. Talking to friends and family is often helpful but sometimes it isn’t enough, and talking to a supportive independent 'stranger' can, in some respects, be easier. Throughout my training, and afterwards, I have undertaken personal therapy, and have experienced how rewarding it can be to open up to a counsellor, to build a relationship and start to make sense of unwanted thoughts and feelings.
I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental safe space for you to express yourself and to explore any issues you may be struggling with. No two people’s experiences are the same, which is why paying attention to your individual experience is my priority, in order for us to work together to find a way forward that feels right for you.
What to expect
We will arrange an introductory session which is an initial meeting to discuss what you’d like from counselling and to provide an opportunity for you to ask questions, and to consider whether you would like to continue with regular sessions. It is important for you to feel safe, respected and understood.
The introductory session does not commit either of us to further sessions but if you decide you would like to go ahead, and we both feel happy to work together, we will agree a contract to suit your individual requirements. We will arrange a mutually convenient time for regular sessions, which will normally last 50 minutes.
Your counselling sessions are your space to talk about anything that you wish to bring to the session. Some people want support to help them work out how to resolve their problem or issue, others may be less sure what they want from counselling but feel that they’d like things to be different in their life. I will work with you to help you find what that is.
If at any time you feel you would like to stop your sessions this is not a problem, although it is advisable to have an ‘ending’ final session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. I have been working with young people and adults from different backgrounds, and with a wide range of issues, since 2013.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I attend regular monthly supervision, to ensure that my professional practice is monitored, and ongoing Continuous Professional Development workshops to support my work.
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
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
Free initial telephone or online session
£50 per 50 minute session
Free 30 minute introductory session
When I work
I am currently seeing clients online, using the platform Doxy, or by telephone if preferred.
I offer a confidential and non-judgemental counselling service.
Should you have any queries, please contact me by phone or email and I will do my best to respond within one working day.