Jane JiggensIntegrative counsellor
Do you feel disconnected from yourself, others and the world? If so, has your 'emotional suitcase' now become too heavy to lift?
If it has, life may feel something like this:
Relationships have become strained or are breaking down
You feel depressed, anxious or your self-esteem feels low
You feel like you have lost your way
Sometimes communication within our relationships breaks down, which creates conflict and distance. Or everything may just seem jumbled up, with our worries feeling like they are growing bigger and unmanageable by the day. Our 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
From birth human beings have a drive to belong, therefore throughout our lives relationships are really important to us. These relationships may bring us happiness and fulfilment, but when things go wrong it can feel like everything is falling apart.
We can have relationships with everything and everyone, including ourselves. Our 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 say. We may feel anxious or depressed and we may not understand our thoughts, feelings or behaviours.
Sometimes it may be very difficult to talk about this with family or friends for fear of being judged or a burden, or maybe we just don't want to.
If any of this resonates with you, then you are in the right place.........
So what is counselling?
It is your time to work through what may be keeping you stuck, so that you can then move forward in the way that you wish. It is a place where we learn about ourselves and others around us. In our busy lives we may not have the time to think or to process anything. We may be rushing around 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 while we work all this out. In counselling you will have the space, free from interruptions, to focus on you. It is 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 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 would like to read more about me, please head over to www.willowsidecounselling.co.uk or e-mail/call me and I will answer any questions you may have.
Issues often worked with
£40.00 per 50 minute session for individuals.
Training and qualifications
My training was integrative to Foundation Degree Level, which means that I have studied a variety of counselling theories. I am an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to their ethical guidelines.
I have worked in bereavement, with people who feel lost, with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, or just 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 courses throughout the year, which builds on my existing knowledge. Other courses completed include couples therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA101), CBT, trauma training and Compassionate Inquiry (Gabor Mate).