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.
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, our sessions will start with us exploring what is going on for you right now, and how it is impacting on you and your relationships. We'll look at ways to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings, before going on to consider the experiences which lie beneath.
I am also a registered Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, I help individuals and couples navigate through the issues which can threaten their closest relationships; including life transitions, family, illness, loss, compulsive behaviour (sex, porn addiction) and conflict/infidelity.
How it works
For individual therapy the first step is to arrange a cost-free no-commitment phone, online or F2F session typically lasting 15-30 minutes to enable you to share what brings you to therapy and what you are hoping to achieve.
The process for couples (or poly) differs as each individual needs to feel equally engaged in the process. I invite you to come and meet with me for an initial hour during which I encourage you both to share the difficulties you're currently experiencing and to consider how you'd like your relationship to look in the future. At the end of this first session you can decide if you think working with me will be helpful.
I am a registered member of both the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and COSRT (College of Sex and Relationship Therapists) and abide by their Ethical Framework.
Flexibility - Your Therapy, Your Choice.
The traditional model is that therapy is once a week for 50minutes. If that doesn't suit your lifestyle then we can talk about alternatives which work better for you.
I started seeing Jill when I felt my resilience was at an all time low. Due to relationship difficulties I was feeling incredibly anxious and negative about myself and the world around me. It was affecting all areas of my life.
Jill immediately put me at ease and I found a safe and kind space where I could slowly work to get to be the person I wanted to be. Your practical approach has changed the way I look at things and for that I am very grateful.
The time spent with Jill has improved the way I deal with my anxieties, and both my personal and professional relationships have improved as a result. Thank you!