Jill Phillips

Jill Phillips


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield B75
Sessions from £60.00

Features

Availability

Hello, my name is Jill. I am an experienced counsellor, systemic practitioner and qualified EMDR practitioner.

My Availability

Wednesdays 10am – 7pm

Thursdays 1pm – 5pm

Fridays 8am – 5pm

Please contact me on my email (jillpcounselling@gmail.com). I look forward to hearing from you.

I will reply to your email enquiry within 48 hours.

We will arrange for a free 15-minute introductory conversation to give you time to briefly explain what is bringing you to counselling and I can check that what you are bringing is something I can support you with, explain what I can offer and how we might work together. There will be time for you to ask questions.

If you are part of a couple coming for counselling, I will offer this initial telephone conversation to each of you separately.

If we wish to proceed, we will then arrange our first session together. 

I am willing to book weekly or fortnightly sessions, or to follow a more flexible appointment pattern if you prefer.

About me and my therapy practice

When someone asks how you are – do you automatically say “fine”, when actually inside you are struggling with anxious or angry thoughts, low mood or tensions because of conflict between you and others? Maybe you are feeling lost and confused after the break down of a relationship that you do not know how to repair or even if you want? Is there an experience from your past that needs resolving? Or are you trying to adjust to changes in your life whether that is an illness or a bereavement? Would you like to talk about it with someone outside your family and friends?

I provide a respectful and confidential space for you to explore and understand these problems or other concerns you may be experiencing. Talking through your problems in this way can help you understand where difficulties lie and enable you to re-evaluate and consider changes. I can help you become aware of your strengths, of your ways of coping and of dealing with problems. This can offer hope. Alternatively, we can work out and practice new ways that offer potential for a way forward.

Qualifications and Experience

I qualified in 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from Derby University and in 2021 as a Systemic Practitioner with the Association of Family Therapists (AFT) for working with couples and families (www.aft.org.uk).

In addition, I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) which enables you to naturally process and recover from negative past experiences and trauma that continue to have a current impact (see https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/types-of-therapy/eye-movement-desensitisation-and-reprocessing-emdr/ for more information)

I have experience

- in private practice

- as Service Lead for all-age hospice counselling service working with patients and families adjusting to the change and loss illness can bring as well as through into bereavement

-with young adults (18-25 years) in a university setting

- within a domestic abuse agency 

Practice description

I am an integrative counsellor. I am a registered and accredited with the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and follow their ethical code.

It is important to me that I work in a collaborative way, that is warm and accepting, without judgement or advice giving and which respects diversity. I will help you explore your thoughts, emotions, behaviours and relationships to understand yourself better, think about issues more clearly or in a different way and consider your own options for managing change.

I work with adults - offering individual and couples’ sessions. I draw on person-centred principals, attachment focused therapy, systemic therapies, neuroscientific ideas and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). This enables me to be flexible and tailor my approach for each unique individual’s and couples’ needs in a compassionate way. For couples we can use a combination of joint and solo sessions and this will be discussed with you.

I work online. The benefit of this is flexibility, since you can connect with our confidential space without any travelling and from wherever is convenient to you.

I am happy to work with most issues however my particular interests are relationships and communication difficulties, issues with identity, anxiety, stress and traumatic experiences, seeking out strengths and helpful ways of coping, as well as working with health issues, loss and bereavement. I also have experience working with faith and spirituality.

My fees are:

For individual clients seeking 1-to-1 online counselling sessions (60 mins) £60

For couples seeking online relationship counselling sessions (60 mins) £75

For EMDR (90 mins) £90 

My first session

Our first session is an assessment where I will find out more about you. Together we explore and clarify the problem that is bringing you to counselling at this time. I will ask you about any concerns you have regarding your safety and also about your thoughts/feelings concerning change. We will agree a focus for our work together – we will review this together on a regular basis.

It is important to recognise that coming for counselling is an active commitment on your part and that the time between sessions will be an opportunity for you to continue processing and put into practice things that have been agreed upon during the session.

I will send you a written counselling agreement, a privacy policy and an agreement about how we will work online – I welcome any questions you have about these. Counselling is confidential, however there are exceptions which I will share with you, such as when we may need to work with others relating to your safety and/or to that of another person, or by law I am required to share information. 

 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, EMDR, Integrative, Narrative therapy, Person centred, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Time-limited

Supervisor - Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield B75
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Hello, my name is Jill. I am an experienced integrative supervisor.

Availability

I work on-line on:

Wednesdays 10am – 7pm

Thursdays 1pm – 5pm

Fridays 8am – 5pm

Please contact me on my email (jillpcounselling@gmail.com).  I look forward to hearing from you.

About me and my therapy practice

About me and my supervision practice

I am an integrative counsellor who works with adults. I draw on person-centred principals, attachment focused therapy, systemic therapies and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) – all of which I can bring into the supervision space.

I qualified as a supervisor in 2016. I draw on Page & Wosket’s cyclical model and also on Hawkins & Shohet’s Seven-Eyed Process Model.  I work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.  I have experience supervising individuals and also in small supervision groups.  

I have always valued and appreciated supervision myself. It is important to me that I work in a collaborative way, so that we create together a working alliance.  I have a supervision agreement that sets out how we would work together.

My understanding of supervision is that it provides:

- a dedicated space and opportunity to examine practice, identify reactions, debrief and work towards a way forward

- it is a way of developing professionally and improving and deepening our skills

- it provides support when difficulties and dilemmas arise

- it helps to support self-care and resilience, because our counselling practice does impact us all


Please contact me to discuss your supervision needs.