Jillian Kirkpatrick MBACP fully registered and accredited.

Jillian Kirkpatrick MBACP fully registered and accredited.

The Samye Centre
250 Cowbridge Road
South Glamorgan

South Glamorgan

07891437757 / 02920398001

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About me

Counselling Experience

I am a fully qualified accredited and registered Counsellor with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My initial training was Person Centred and Integrative which means that I bring together different elements of specific therapies together in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns and areas of difficulties in a safe and supportive environment.

I have worked in private practice since 1999. I have experience as an Employee Work Based Counsellor and worked in this capacity with local governments and other agencies on a freelance basis. I have a background of thirty years in Social Work which has been mostly within the field of mental health and related services.

I remain in private practice and I am happy to accept Counselling referrals from both individuals and Employee Work based Programmes.


I have completed the clinical training in Core Process Psychotherapy which is a Mindfulness based approach to Psychotherapy. I am currently offering concessional rates in this approach as i work towards accreditation with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists. My intention is to offer a safe, accepting, and confidential space where you are supported to explore any difficulties and issues that are troubling to you. My practice is held within a non-judgemental and caring relationship, whereby I will help you in finding your own way of working within an environment of mutual trust and respect.

About Core Process Psychotherapy

Core Process Psychotherapy involves an exploration of our present moment experience; when we pay attention to ourselves in the present moment we may become more aware of our feelings, sensations, thoughts and attitudes. With increased awareness we can discover our past conditioning. Together we will explore how this is for you, and we can look at the deeper reasons behind your concerns and difficulties.

'Core' is a term to describe the freedom and joy that lies in the heart of our being. Through certain events in our lives this sense of freedom can become obscured to us, and we can experience feelings of separateness. In Core Process Psychotherapy, by cultivating present moment awareness we can discover how our past experience is affecting our current lives, and how our suffering is maintained by this process. With increased awareness it is possible to bring about change and reclaim a greater sense of freedom and possibility in our lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

Core Process Psychotherapy is the original Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy training in the UK

It falls within the umbrella of humanistic psychotherapies which is recognised by the UKCP (Humanistic and Integrative College (HIPC).

I am working towards accreditation with the UK Council for Psychotherapy and therefore I am offering reduced rates in Core Process Psychotherapy. If you wish to find out more about this approach I am happy to meet with you for an initial meeting.

I am having regular and ongoing clinical supervision for both Counselling and Psychotherapy as per the required ethical requirements, and I abide by both the UKCP and BACP code of ethics.

Formal Qualifications

1989 Diploma in Social Work

1993-Approved Social Work Qualification from the Department of Applied Studies at University College Swansea.

1999-Diploma in Counselling from the Central School of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

2011-Master of Arts in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport.

Professional Registrations

BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) fully accredited and registered member.

UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists) trainee membership.

Care Council for Wales-registered Social Worker.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am interested in working with a range of life difficulties that we can face, which includes: anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, life transitions such as leaving home for the first time, changes in career direction, children leaving home, retirement, sudden and life-threatening illness, loss of coping at work, bereavement.

I have personal and professional experience of working with dementia sufferers and their carers and I am aware of the challenges people face in this area.

I am interested in the visual and performing arts and how Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy can assist in the creative process.

Photos & videos

  • The Samye Centre
  • Therapy room


My fees for individual Counselling for a sixty minute session is £ 50.00 per hour.

I am currently offering concessional rates for Core Process Psychotherapy at the cost of £45.00 for a sixty minute session if you are interested in the Mindfulness approach to Psychotherapy

My rates for Employee Assisted Work Based Counselling (referrals and payments from organisations) is £45.00 for a sixty minute session.

Further information

Although the Core Process Psychotherapy approach is informed by Buddhist understanding there is no requirement for you to have, nor to embrace, any understanding of Buddhism or any other religious, philosophical or spiritual outlook.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

I abide by the Karuna Institute Code of Ethics. A copy is available upon request.

Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF5 1GZ
Cardiff, CF5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

The Samye Centre has car parking but this is limited to three spaces outside number 250. There is street parking directly outside and a free car park opposite the co op. There is an excellent bus service on Cowbridge Road and the surrounding area.


I am available during the day Monday to Friday and have availability to undertake evening sessions.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme