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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sessions can be booked any time between 9am and 9pm on weekdays. I will reply to enquires very promptly where possible.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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