Thank you for visiting JPL Counselling. This may be your first time seeking counselling or you may have had previous experience with counselling, I recognise it can be daunting finding a counsellor. However, you have already taken the first step by seeking JPL Counselling in aiming to understand and cope during this difficult time.
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jamie and I provide both short and long term counselling via face to face, telephone or online. I have extensive training and experience in helping people through their difficulties. I am passionate to provide my clients the best service by being dedicated to continuing my learning and professional development.
One of the main bodies overseeing the accreditation and registration of counsellors in the United Kingdom is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a BACP registered Counsellor, which means I have met their criteria for qualified and experienced therapists and work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework.
We are living in challenging times where overwhelming feelings like stress, anxiety and depression to name a few are common and these feelings can become overbearing. People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, and it can be challenging to understand how it might be useful.
As a qualified counsellor, I will strive to help you with your difficulties. Since I am someone independent of your everyday life, I will not offer you advice. Instead, I will listen fully as you talk about your feelings and help you explore your feelings so you may better understand them and come up with your own solutions to your difficulties.
I take a person-centred approach where I aim to build a solid therapeutic relationship with you in which you feel heard, valued, and accepted. I do this by being open, understanding, and not passing judgement in a safe place for you.
One of the most difficult parts of seeking counselling could be deciding what to talk about in our counselling sessions. Our session is your safe place, so we can talk about whatever you need to and I will be led by you.
For instance, have you recently been bothered by something and are struggling to resolve it on your own?
Are you low in self-esteem and feel you do not understand what has triggered this?
Have things started to overwhelm you, and is this having an influence on your daily life?
Do you struggle to talk to your friends or family about your difficulties because they are directly involved or because you don't want to burden them?
Do your difficulties negatively affect your relationships or your job?
Do you occasionally feel low and want to talk to someone about it?
Have you been contemplating counselling for some time but hesitate to make an appointment with a counsellor?
Speaking to me is an option if you want to make positive changes in your life, feel better about yourself and take control of your situation.
A common barrier to counselling is thinking that you are taking someone else's spot who deserves it more, however this is not the case. You do not have to be at your lowest point for it to make a genuine and long-lasting change to your life. Counselling can assist anybody and everyone through any stage of their life.
I want to give you the best therapeutic conditions so you may work on living a happier life and feel better about yourself.
I offer an undisturbed, confidential space where you won't be overheard to allow you the freedom to explore whatever difficulties you might be experiencing.
I am committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
I have experience in working with a wide range of issues such as:
Feelings of low mood
Feelings of stress or anxiety
Grief, loss or bereavement
Problems with confidence or self-esteem
Problems with family
Issues related to sexuality
Difficulties at work or in retirement
Transitions in life
I am based in south Manchester, offering face to face, telephone and online counselling sessions to adults in the UK. Contact me to find out more about how face to face, telephone or online therapy works.
I am close to Wythenshawe, Altrincham, Sale, Stockport, Wilmslow, Hale, Chorlton, Didsbury, Manchester City Centre, Levenshulme, Longsight. I offer face to face sessions in my therapy room at Trafalgar House, 5-7 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9DJ.
A face to face, telephone or online counselling session will last 50 minutes and I would recommend a weekly basis, however your needs are paramount so we can tailor our session to your needs. It is entirely your choice how many sessions you feel you may need.
I offer reduced rates for people on low income; please contact me to enquire about availability.
I offer free initial assessment appointments which usually lasts approx. 20 minutes for you to discuss your needs and to see how I can help you.
Please be aware that I have a cancellation policy and that you are still obligated to pay for any sessions missed if you do not give me 24 hours' notice. Bank transfers are my preferred payment methods.
£40 – face to face, telephone or online counselling session that will last 50 minutes.
Free – 20 minute - initial assessment appointments.
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