Jillian Kirkpatrick MBACP fully registered and accredited.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited and registered Counsellor with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My approach to Counselling is Integrative which means that I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. For example, you may wish to seek help with anxiety, or maybe you are experiencing a major life transition such as divorce or bereavement. Together, we can explore your concerns and areas of difficulty in a safe and supportive environment.
I started working in private practice in 1999 and I have experience in Employee Assisted Work Based Programmes. I worked as a Counsellor 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 and I am currently offering concessional rates in this approach. 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 in more depth and over a longer period. My practice is held within a non-judgemental and caring relationship in 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. 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. With Mindfulness based Psychotherapy we cultivate more present moment awareness and then we 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
Formal Qualifications and Training
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.
2015-2021-MA-Core Process Psychotherapy currently working towards accreditation with UKCP.
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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Concessions offered for
My fees for individual Counselling for a sixty minute session is £ 50.00 per hour.
My rates for Employee Assisted Work Based Counselling (referrals and payments from organisations) is £45.00 for a sixty minute session.
As a senior trainee in Psychotherapy I am currently offering concessional rates for Core Process Psychotherapy at the cost of £40.00 for a sixty minute session. If you are interested in this approach to Psychotherapy I am happy to meet with you for an initial meeting.
I work Monday to Friday and have availability to undertake evening sessions.
In response to the coronavirus I am only offering on line and telephone Counselling at this time.
Core Process Psychotherapy is the original Mindfulness based Psychotherapy training in the U.K. It falls within the umbrella of Humanistic Psychotherapies which is recognised by the UKCP (Humanistic and Integrative College (HIPC).
The Core Process approach is informed by Buddhist understandings but there is no requirement for you to have, nor to embrace, any understanding of Buddhism or any other religious, philosophical or spiritual outlook.
I am having regular and ongoing clinical supervision for both Counselling and Psychotherapy as per the ethical requirements for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I abide by the UKCP and BACP code of ethics.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.