Jane Jiggens: Integrative Counsellor, Great Leighs, CM3 Dunmow, CM6
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Jane Jiggens

Integrative counsellor
Great Leighs CM3 , Dunmow CM6
Has availability

About Me


Welcome to Willowside Counselling

I work with individuals and couples over 18 to lighten their emotional suitcase.  

So, does your emotional suitcase feel too heavy to lift?

If it does, it may feel something like this:

  • Overwhelming
  • Like relationships are strained or breaking down
  • It has become difficult to voice what you need
  • Feels like you have lost your way

When this happens we can feel really heavy and sad.  Our problems may seem all jumbled up, or even that they are growing bigger and unmanageable by the day.  Our unresolved past experiences may be nagging at us again, or it may be about something that is new and in the present.

So, you may need some help to:

  • Unpack that case
  • Sort through the contents
  • Find clarity

Relationships are important throughout our lives and we can have relationships with everything and everyone, including ourselves. Life events, stress and even the way we think about ourselves can affect our relationships.  Sometimes when these become difficult, break down, or we lose someone, we may feel confused, lost, angry, or sad. We may begin to experience anxiety or depression, communication may become difficult and we may not understand our thoughts or feelings.

Sometimes it may be very difficult to talk about this with family or friends, or maybe we just don’t want to.

So, if any of this resonates with you, then you are in the right place…….

If you think you may like to try counselling, a trained therapist will listen to whatever you choose to bring to the session and work with you so that you can find your own solutions.  What counsellors won’t do is tell you what to do.  However, it is your time to work through what may be keeping you stuck, so that you can then move forward.  Sometimes in our busy lives we don’t get the time to think, or to process anything.  We are rushing from one thing to another.  Maybe we have a demanding family or job, or maybe we just need a trained therapist to be with us as it feels too difficult to face alone.  In counselling you will have this space, free from interruptions, to focus on you.  It’s your time for self care.

So, if you have decided that counselling is something that you would like to try, you may be feeling very anxious about opening up to someone you don’t know. This is a big and important first step and if you haven’t had any counselling before it may feel really difficult.  So, apart from looking for a counsellor who holds the right qualifications, it is important that you feel comfortable with them.  If you don’t, it is unlikely that you will be able to open up fully.

Please have a look around my website www.willowsidecounselling.co.uk and if you think this may be right for you, don't hesitate to get in touch, in confidence, via email [email protected] or by phone 07553 528096.

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First Practice
Willowside Counselling
Rochester House, Main Road
Great Leighs

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Second Practice
Willowside Counselling

Issues often worked with

Interpersonal relationships
Family issues
Social communication
Couple relationships
Family estrangement
Finding meaning
Panic attacks

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups



£40.00 per 50 minute session for individuals.

£45.00 per 50 minute session for couples.


Training and qualifications

I have studied counselling and psychology to Foundation Degree Level, the modality can be considered integrative, which means that I have studied a variety of counselling theories.  I am also a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), an Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society and I work to their ethical guidelines.

I have worked in bereavement and had formal bereavement training with Farleigh Hospice.  I work with people who feel lost, or who want to understand why they think, feel and behave the way that they do.

Continued professional development (CPD) is something that I am passionate about and I take up various training courses throughout the year to deepen my knowledge base.  Other courses I have taken up are CBT, couples, Transactional Analysis and currently Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry.  

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy The National Counselling Society

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