W E L C O M E
As you have found my profile, perhaps you are having difficulties with some or many aspects of life and have decided to get some professional help.
In order to feel better we usually need to change; ourselves, our perspective or how we do things, and that can be hard.
ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS
Counselling offers people who are suffering an opportunity to gently explore areas of their lives, sometimes their past, often what they are experiencing day-to-day, in a non-judgemental, accepting, safe and confidential setting. We work together to explore options and find an effective and comfortable way forwards, towards a happier and more positive future.
FAMILY AND COUPLE THERAPY
This offers clients a way to grow in each other’s presence rather than struggling privately with discouragement and frustration. We work towards listening effectively to one another and accepting others in the relationship without conditions. A secure environment allows people to find their own way, to understand, express feelings, contribute, connect and sometimes, forgive. All parties commit implicitly to a way of communication that is respectful and opens the door to dialogue.
Young children express themselves through play. Often challenging behaviour results as a child struggles with everyday difficulties: altered family circumstances, illness, moving house, etc. By using a sand tray and plenty of toys and games children can learn to adapt and understand their behaviours. I work towards making children feel accepted and understood in our sessions which can have beneficial repercussions on other areas of their lives.
If you are a counsellor requiring clinical supervision please see my Supervisor profile.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Science and Technology Policy
- L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- L6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- Private practice
- School counsellor, junior and secondary.
- Play therapist - youngsters age 4 to 7
- Weight management/obesity
I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, differing abilities and sexual orientations within an academic setting as a school counsellor and for many years I have run JL Therapy, a private practice based in Mid Beds.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and practices within their ethical guidelines.
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
Competitive fees with concessions available where needed.
Please find my website at www.jltherapy.co.uk for more details about me, counselling and where sessions will be held.