Jill Blackburn-Hooker

Jill Blackburn-Hooker

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Oxford

Oxford OX2
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I currently have some availability

About me and my therapy practice

Hi I'm Jill, I am a therapeutic counsellor based in North Oxford, Summertown for face-to-face or online counselling at Room2counselling.

I have a background in teaching and supporting children with Special Educational Needs. The therapeutic work I enjoyed while supporting families led me to this training and I am passionate about being able to offer counselling support across all brackets of presenting issues. 

I am a member and approved practitioner of the BACP.

I work with all manner of presenting issues from grief, loss, relationship break downs, body image, depression, self-esteem, worry, anxiety, bereavement, stress, disordered eating, powerlessness, divorce and everything in between.

My support is therapeutic, I see you as the expert on your issues and sit alongside you while you begin to unpack what the challenges are.

My approach is person-centred, which meets you with empathetic, non judgemental support to build trust. This enables you to feel safe enough to bring your full self and experiences to the session.

Once a client feels safe enough to share how they are really feeling, the work deepens and clients begin to report that they feel differently about their situation.

Practice description

I tailor sessions to support working towards deepening understanding of the internal world. I am a supportive witness, approaching the challenges with you, curiously exploring patterns, visiting past experiences sensitively, shouldering the weight together. We will circle around the challenges over several sessions, looking carefully at things that have happened.

I will  scaffold introspection and this usually facilitates change for clients.

Please ask questions about anything you are unsure about in your enquiry.

I continue to train and update CPD to improve my skills and knowledge.

If clients wish to explore somatic work - connection of body and mind, I can offer support with body work and mindful practices.

This can be helpful for clients who are stuck in their thoughts, ruminating over past experiences. It can feel like we are stuck and unable to appreciate life moving forward.

I have noticed it is helpful for clients who have experienced feeling powerlessness and also disordered eating or body dysmorphia. 

I work with a clinical supervisor and am bound by an ethical framework to keep myself and clients safe.

I work with teens aged 14+ and adults.

I have experience of making sessions accessible for clients with additional needs and neurodivergence. 

My first session

The first session is where you have space to begin to unpack where things are and how you have been feeling.

I will ask that you fill out a CORE assessment so that we can uncover some of the more challenging, immediate concerns.

We sign a contract together regarding session times, and dates in our diaries so that we both know how many sessions you are looking for and the cost of those.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work