Jillian Woodford MA, MBACP (Accred.)
Life presents us all with challenges from time to time. Seeking professional support at such times, and finding a therapist who is right for you, can be daunting. I hope the information here and on my website will help you decide if you would like to have an introductory session with me to see if you feel we can work together.
My counselling practice is grounded in the person-centred approach and influenced by my practice of Focusing. Person-centred counselling holds that you the client have a vast resource for self-actualization within you, and that this becomes activated in a natural way when you feel truly heard, seen, and felt by another person. Focusing invites you to slow down and pay closer attention to your inner bodily experiencing. It has much in common with mindfulness, but aims to be more specifically therapeutic. You'll find a fuller description on my website.
I try to offer a safe and welcoming space where we can sit together in presence and bring our attention and tender curiosity to all aspects of your experiencing.
To get started, please email me.We can have an initial consultation by Zoom, at no cost, where we might discuss what you hope to get from your counselling. Then you can decide if you'd like to arrange an introductory session with me. I offer this 60 minute session at a reduced fee, to help you get a feel for how I work and whether you would like to continue.
I work mainly with individual adults, young adults, and couples. Sessions are mainly via Zoom at present, but I can arrange face to face with a limited number of individuals.
I also offer supervision. If you are a trainee, newly qualified, or experienced counsellor and would welcome sensitive person-centred supervision, please get in touch for a chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Counselling
Post-Graduate Certificate in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
All aspects of your experiencing, issues and difficulties are welcome. It may be anxiety, depression, bereavement, or perhaps relationship issues that bring you to counselling initially. As we explore your experiences together, the therapeutic process can lead us into many other areas too.
£45.00 per session
Free initial online session
£45 per 60-minute session
£235 for 6 prepaid sessions
Most weekdays and some evenings