Whether you've been struggling for a while, or if an unexpected life event has hit you hard, taking the time to talk, process and reflect can help with perspective, equipping you with the tools and mechanisms to make the changes that allow you to move forward.
All of us go through periods when things get on top of us, and our normal strategies for coping are not enough. It takes courage to seek help, but in doing so you are taking a first step towards change.
How I can help
Counselling can help with feelings of loneliness, unhappiness and hopelessness and if you are looking for more meaning in life. You may be wanting to relate to others more easily, dissatisfied with work, concerned about a family member, suffering from illness, facing a crisis or a significant change, or just looking for understanding and support.
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor, drawing across person-centred, existential and gestalt practice when working with clients. What this means in practice is that we work together to explore what is going on for you, and make sense of it, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I can help with a range of issues which may present because of painful experiences from the past or difficulties in the present and fears about the future.
How it works
The most important factor in determining the usefulness of counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and the client. Finding the right person is key, whether this is me or not.
The first step is to arrange a cost-free no-commitment phone or online session typically lasting 15-30 minutes where you can talk about what is troubling you, and we can discuss ways in which I can help.
I work on either a short-term or open-ended basis, with sessions lasting 50 minutes and costing £50. I am double jabbed, performing lateral flow tests twice a week and sanitising the therapy room according to Covid-19 standards, to enable clients to return to face to face sessions, if they prefer. I am also continuing to work online (Zoom) and on the telephone.
If you are new to counselling and would like to find out more about the process, or not able to commit to regular sessions I offer a one-off 'Walk and Talk' sessions on Thursdays, am or pm, 90 or 120mins in duration. Please email for more information and availability.
Jill is kind, sincere, a great listener and very supportive. She’s also down to earth, realistic, with a sense of humour . Jill was that friendly face, warm
hearted person I could sound off to for an hour every week and I will miss our chats. She helped me enormously.