JLJ Counselling

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.

I work with individuals to make sense of their world, and couples to untangle the psychosexual and emotional issues which are threatening their relationship.

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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. Counselling can also help with psychosexual issues, including loss of desire, sex/porn addiction and adapting to change.

I also work with couples, it's within a safe, nurturing environment that as individuals we reach our fullest potential, but over time all relationships will be tested; through loss, infidelity, jealousy - all of the messy stuff that life throws at us. 

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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. 

The first step is to arrange a cost-free no-commitment phone, online or F2F 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, sessions cost £50 for individual clients and £80 for couples/polyamorous. I am double jabbed, performing lateral flow tests twice a week and sanitising the therapy room according to Covid-19 standards, to enable the return to face to face sessions.

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' session, 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.

G, Purley.

 
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How to contact me

1 Howell Hill Close, KT17 3EU

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