Jonathan Billingsley Registered Member BACP FD Integrative Counselling
Sometimes it is easier to be honest about your worries with someone impartial and non-judgemental. You can be open and honest and feel safe in a in a private and confidential setting and experience what it is to be listened to without interruption, without judgement, without being led. Having an Integrated style means there is no set therapy style. We decide what is suited to your needs and work towards it in a way which we decide is right for you. We review the therapy progress regularly to ensure you are getting what you want from our time together.
I am a Registered BACP member and a qualified Integrative counsellor from a BACP accredited course. Being Integrative, I am not tied to one particular strand of therapy. We are not restricted to one way of working and one type of therapy. I will design a model of therapy unique to you and designed exclusively for you to work towards what you want from counselling.
My approach is warm and friendly. Above all, I want to offer you a unique space and time to explore and face challenging emotions, difficult decisions and life-changing events in a safe, neutral and non-judgemental environment. I want to help you understand your feelings, your motivations and provide a new light on your problems and provide ways forward for you. This information, this insight into yourself can highlight what is stopping you, what is blocking you from getting through to how you want to be, how to accept yourself and ultimately, value yourself. If you have experienced a traumatic event I understand it takes time and space to grieve and heal yourself.
My counselling approach can help with:
- Abuse (both in adult relationships and in coming to terms with childhood abuse)
- Eating disorders and body issues
- grief and dealing with loss
- inability to cope
- relationship difficulties
- overwhelming feelings.
Over several years, I had gained a wide variety of experience working closely with Domestic Violence and survivors of childhood and adult abusive relationships as well as addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and many other issues which can make the world seem a dark, lonely place.
Above all, I offer a safe, quiet piece of time for you to talk about what is troubling you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My highest qualification is a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling from Newman University. I have several other qualifications in counselling.
I have worked as a voluntary counsellor at Pathway Project, Lichfield which is a charity organisation and refuge for women and men who have been victims of Domestic Violence. I currently work for ADS Solutions at the One Recovery Centre in Tamworth. It is a centre specialising in working with addiction.
I am also a trained Samaritan.
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
My Introductory trial fee offer is £25 per session for the first three sessions. If you feel happy to continue, the fee is £30 per session (£25 for students and anybody receiving benefits). Telephone counselling sessions can be pre-booked by cheque payment either individually, or up to 3 sessions.
All sessions are bound by a strict code of confidentiality and as part of BACP requirements I undertake regular supervision to ensure you receive the quality service to which you are entitled. Supervision is carried out without identifying you or your personal details. I am a Registered professional member of BACP and therefore abide by its rigorous code of conduct: the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.