Individual counselling or coaching
Begin the first steps to healing
I offer counselling or coaching, face to face, telephone or video. Online counselling has become the norm for many clients since COVID-19 and lockdown. Most clients prefer face to face sessions as it provides for a more personal experience and should you choose to attend face to face, appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Counselling and coaching sessions begin with an initial assessment and follows on with either weekly or fortnightly meetings; A session lasts 50 minutes. Overall counselling sessions can run for as few as 1 or 2 sessions up to an average of 6 or more, depending on what you want to work through. Coaching sessions are usually between 1 or 2 session, being solution focused and goal orientated.
I work with adults aged 18 years upwards and the elderly, providing support for issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loneliness, anger and work related issues. Christianity and belief is also a part of the service I offer, having worked with Christians going through situations which challenge their faith.
Fees: Initial assessment £45, Face to face session £45,
Telephone £45, Zoom/Google Duo/WhatsApp £45. Coaching sessions are £50 per session.
Gain insight to developing and sustaining healthy relationships
Sessions last 50 minutes in total. I ensure an environment of safety and equity for both individuals, establishing ground rules at the start of counselling, which helps to reinforce boundaries of behaviour both within the therapy room and at home too. I use aspects of Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but from a person centred orientation. It's often surprising to clients the issues touched on in counselling or coaching; events which have long passed but were never really resolved. The drip, drip effect of never properly discussing past or present feelings of hurt, mistrust or betrayal, eventually spills over into your interactions with each other and often other relationships too. Coming to a mutual agreement as a couple and trying to understand why you may hold on to rigid views of the roles played in a relationship can be worked through with
Understanding grief emotions and complications to the grieving process
Having trained and worked with Cruse Bereavement Care, I have gained a broad insight to how the grieving process can impact a person and be very different in many ways to what they expected or perhaps different to other bereavements experienced in life. I've worked with clients going through terminal illness, coping with sudden and traumatic death, miscarriage, fertility problems or the suicide of a loved one. It's easy to fall into the trap of grieving the way society, culture, family or Church dictates rather than remaining congruent to how you actually think and feel about the loss. I will help you to understand and cope with your feelings of grief and loss.
Issues Relating to Work
Become empowered to take control of work issues
Work based problems can be a range of many things such as stress, lack of work life balance, bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or a break down in working relationships with colleagues. It may be you are ready for a change of career or facing redundancy. You may be off work poorly and looking to return or, teetering on the edge of going off poorly due to work or home pressures. Whatever the problem may be, I can help you to understand the mechanics of work processes and how best to manage what may feel like an impossible situation with the help of counselling or coaching you through to an agreed resolution.
Stress Management & Relaxation
Be reminded of the benefits to being still and in the moment
The basics of any stress or relaxation therapy is deep breathing. Sounds simple and it is but remembering to breathe deeply especially in anxious or stressful situations and practising this regularly can at times be difficult. I offer a quiet space which combines relaxation techniques such as abdominal or diaphragmatic breathing, progressive relaxation and mindfulness techniques to music. Together we look at ways in which you can improve your well being and identify what is causing you to feel stressed or anxious. This is a 60 minute session involving counselling or coaching input if appropriate.
Fees: £45-£50 per session.
Jennifer E Gilling
Counsellor & Cognitive Coach
My therapy room is situated in the garden, where clients are able to relax in an environment which is removed from the stresses and strains of their every day life. There are sometimes the outside distractions of birds, cats or the weather but I always see this as mindfulness in action. Its amazing what you begin to pay attention to once on the road to recovery, nature plays a part in that healing process.