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How Can Counselling Help You?

People seek counselling to help them resolve emotional, psychological and relationship issues.  Clients may be experiencing difficult and distressing events in their lives, such as bereavement, divorice, health problems or job concerns.  Or they may have more general underlying feelings of anxiety or dissatisfaction with life.

Some clients feel isolated and have no one else to talk to, but even people with supportive family and friends can find it difficult to talk to loved ones about feeling anxious or depressed.  They may find it easier to talk about personal, family or relationsip issues with an independent professional therapist.

Counselling involves a series of formal sessions where the therapist and the client talk about the client's issues and feelings.  Even short-term therapy typically involves 6-12 session.  The sessions take place at a regular, agreed time and in a 'safe' and private place where the client and therapist will not be ovverheard or interrupted.

Therapy may involve talking about life events, feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour that may have been learned in childhood, or developed through influence or life experience.  The therapist helps the client to understand themselves better and find their own solutions to resolve or cope with their situation.

Counselling is client-led and can:

I am an integrative counsellor qualified in person centred theory and also integrative counselling.  I help men and women from all walks of life, to explore their issues and sort out their difficulties. I have also worked with young children and adolescents, struggling to deal with issues such as confidence isssues, gender identity, family problems, bereavement or loss, depression and axiety triggered by life events and even cyber bullying, (at school, college or University).  With my help and support they are able to put closure on their past and start to move forward. Most of my clients have started to look forward to a brighter future, happier in the knowledge that they are unique individuals capable of making their own decisions and choosing what's right for them. 

My work with clients is predominantly face to face.  I have experience of telephone counselling and skype, but I prefer to meet clients face to face.  In special circumstances, I have agreed to do home visits, particularly to the disabled, elderly and infirm who may be house bound, or find it difficult to travel.  Please note:  my office is based in a building that is not wheelchair friendly. As well as private work, I also see clients who are referred to me via an EAP (employee assistance programme), BUPA, Westfield, or some other health and well being provider.  I also offer couple therapy.

Ways of working:-

There are many different ways of working with clients, usually referred to as 'theoretical approaches' or 'modalities'.  These range from Freudian Psychoanalysis to humanistic counselling, based on persoanl growth and self development, or behavioural therapies used for specific phobias and anxieties.  I have studied various models of therapy and will introduce what I feel is appropriate, whether that be CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), TA (transactional analysis), Gestault or person centred. 

I am also an accredited EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner and will sometimes integrate this into my counselling work if I feel it may help those suffering with severe anxiety, a phobia, panic attacks, an addiction or confidence and weight issues.

Client Testimonials: 

"Back in autumn 2007 I had hit a wall..... Jayne Briggs came to my rescue. I had just turned 40, left a loveless and childless marriage 5 years ago, and I had no sense of who I was and no way of controlling a neediness for some one to love me and make me feel good about myself.   I wanted a family, I wanted love and reassurance.  I put myself second in any relationship I formed and became desperately crushed when those relationships failed.  I felt I had failed, and could not see much point in going on....  

Jayne was recommended to me through a friend who was studying life coaching. Jayne had given a lecture at a seminar then later chatted to this friend of mine who mentioned that I needed help. I was passed Jayne’s number and quite fearful and trembling, I phoned and the voice of an angel answered.  We arranged to meet and within a few weeks of regular meetings I was feeling my old self.  Jayne is kind, caring and understanding.   She is impressively qualified to both counsel and life coach. She never stops learning and uses a wealth of strategies to bring forward the  ‘you’ that was always there but just needed bringing out.   Jayne is not just a counsellor but a friend with a true healing spirit, who will bring the best out of you and help to heal the hurt and pain and damage of the past well away from harming you again.  Thank you, Jayne you are a star and I hope more people discover the gift of living that you bring to those of us who have found you.  

I still attend Jayne’s workshops, from time to time. You can never stop learning to move forward and Jayne is a great role model for proving this."  Thank you so much

Love and best wishes Fiona xx

Jayne - I cannot believe the turn around that has taken place in such a short space of time.  I feel like I have re-discovered myself.  With your help I have found the courage to make some positive changes in my life and have learned to believe in myself again.  You are such a positive person and an inspiration. Thank you again for the help you have given to me, from the bottom of my heart.

SW - Barnsley, South Yokshire

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