Jill Abernethy – Counsellor – Lymm
Asking for help can be difficult and when you’re feeling emotional distress, it can be very hard to decide on a counsellor. Where you start with finding someone who’s right for you is one of the biggest difficulties faced when searching for help. With this in mind, it is important to choose someone who has the right approach for you, and brings a compassionate and non-judgemental attitude to help create a safe and understanding environment. This is what i strive to offer you within my practice.
I am a British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered Person Centred counsellor with qualifications in both psychology and counselling. I operate within the ethical rules of the BACP and in common with all ethical practitioners, I am committed to continual professional development.
For the past 2 years i have worked on a voluntary basis with Macmillan and within the NHS specialising in bereavement, grief and living with life limiting illness.
I also have a detailed understanding of the challenges people face with ASD, both with those on the spectrum and those who may be in a caring role and how it impacts on the wider family / friends. Prior to this I worked within HR as a CIPD HR professional / Trainer.
I decided to become a person centred therapist as a result of my own life experiences and a belief that we are the experts of ourselves to find the answers to the issues that we may be struggling with. My approach to therapy is based firmly on this, that we are all have the ability to change and grow, and that we all have the right to decide our own destiny, and importantly, those decisions can be changed.
In the counselling room i offer confidentiality, honesty, security, space and respect, to ensure that a positive, supporting alliance is established between us.
I’ve worked with people experiencing a wide range of issues, including (but not limited to):
- Grief and Bereavement
- Living with a life limiting illness (individuals, carers and support workers)
- Physical Disability
- Low self esteem
- Family Problems
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders & Living with Autism
- Low self confidence
- Self Development
- Suicidal Thoughts
I offer a reduced price for an initial meeting, as it is important that you find the right counsellor for you, at £20 and thereafter at £40 per session. Students are £30 per session.
Currently, I am able to offer appointments on the following days:
Tuesdays – 9:30am to 2.00pm and 5.30pm or 6:30pm
Wednesdays – 9:30am to 2.00pm and 5.30pm or 6:30pm
Thursdays – 9:30am to 2.00pm
Fridays – 9:30am to 2.00pm.
If you would like to know a little more about what to expect you are most welcome to get in touch to ask any questions or concerns about how counselling might help you.
Cancellations can be accommodated, however if less than 24 hours notice you may be liable for the cost of the session.
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