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Hello, my name's Jill. Thanks for dropping by.
Are you sick of pretending you're OK? We've all done it, if we're honest, haven't we? It sticks in the throat,but it feels easier at the time. Easier than explaining and not being understood. But are you really OK?
It is no fun feeling anxious and stressed all the time- thoughts going round & round, not sleeping, feeling sick, not being able to relax, feeling so miserable not knowing which way to turn. Does this sound like you?
I will help you explore and work through your problems so you can feel happier moving forward. Sometimes it just makes sense to reach out for professional help - Why struggle?
My clients tell me I'm very down to earth and easy to talk to. That's so good to hear as I love my job! You do need to feel comfortable with me. After all, you'll be trusting me with your most difficult feelings. It can feel such a relief to talk and get things off your chest; most importantly, to feel heard.
Do give me a call. I offer a free introductory chat to see whether you want to work with me.
I help adults (yes, just like YOU)to:
- Express your feelings. Ask for what you need. Say no
- Improve your relationship with yourself & others
- Feel less anxious, stressed, sad or depressed.
- Let go of anger, guilt & shame or things you can't control.
- Improve your confidence & self esteem.
- Learn more effective coping strategies. Be more resilient.
- Find more balanced ways of thinking. Lessen over-thinking
- Gain a fresh perspective.
Like what you have read so far? Get in touch (Telephone, Email or Text). I'd love to hear from you.
MY SPECIALIST INTEREST: is working with Grief and Loss.
"The worst loss is always your loss. Only you know your loss and the meaning" “Everything has changed. And change is actually grief – grief is a change we didn’t want” (David Kessler - Grief Expert).
Grieving is an incredibly lonely experience. It can feel so totally overwhelming and all consuming. I know it is very difficult for you to reach out, but if you do, I promise to offer you a safe space to feel heard and cared for. You deserve this right now. I will gently help you to work through the intense knot of feelings at your pace. You are in control. There's no pressure, only what's helpful and soothing. Let me do this for you.
Counselling is all about YOU. I won't pretend it will be easy, but it can be an amazing journey of exploration, self-discovery and of course healing. I will be with you all the way.
So what do you need to do next?.... Please contact me (Telephone, Email or Text) as I'd love to work with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally trained as a classical musician, but realised it wasn't the life for me. It took courage to admit this and for a time I felt a bit lost. I've spent a lot of my working life enjoying what I've done, but nothing totally fulfilled me. Something was always missing. Redundancy produced a "carpe diem" opportunity to retrain as a counsellor. It was an "eureka moment" and I've never looked back!
I have gained a fantastic wealth of experience working for St Barnabas Hospice, the YMCA, LCMS, Citizens Advice and Cruse. Today, I work in private practice.
I value the opportunity to receive regular supervision and engage in any relevant personal development to further my knowledge and skills. I endeavour to comply with the rigorous standards that are required of me as an Accredited Member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society. It is very important to me that you feel safe working with me and that I provide a competent, ethical counselling service for all my clients.
- AQA Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- British Psychological Society Accredited Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Essential Supervision Skills) [ Please note I am not currently offering supervision]
- Cruse Supervision Certificate
- Safeguarding Adults at Risk
- Safeguarding - Awareness of child abuse and neglect
- Safeguarding Children from Abuse through Sexual Exploitation
- safeTALK suicide awareness
- Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Care
- Foundation for Infant Loss Training
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Grief and Loss
Death of a pet
£50.00 - £60.00
I counsel ADULTS over 18. All sessions are 1 to 1 & last up to 50 mins.
Health Insurance £60 - A recognised provider for BUPA, WPA and Cigna. (T&Cs Apply)
Face to Face: £50 Mon/Tues/Wed 9am - 7pm
Online(Video) or Telephone: £50
Home Visits: £50 Requests will be considered on an individual need & location basis. T&Cs Apply
All potential clients are offered a FREE telephone call of up to 30 minutes prior to your first appointment.
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