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Working with Couples

Where you have ....

A space to be able to talk and to feel heard.

A space to put aside all the everyday calls on both of your time and energy.

A place to build supportive  relationships that can boost self love, confidence and creativity

A space to discuss past, painful events in the present or worries about the future, stopping you from enjoying life

You May be Experiencing

Feelings of being unable to cope, depressed, anxious, alone and challenged by life's circumstances.

 

Being unable to work, socialise or achieve our goals.

A need to improve communication.

A life so busy, 'We' have got lost.

Time for Us, Time for Me

"We deserve so much more than what we are going through."

"We are worth so much more than the negative messages we hear all the time. It’s draining when all we want to feel is excited, energised and alive!"

We deserve to have a different outcome. 

"We need to create some space. A space where we can explore all we are experiencing."

 

"We need someone to talk to."

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The Therapeutic Space

You are giving yourselves the time to explore what is going on and find your path.

Using the time in your own way and at your own pace to examine those areas causing you both concern.

 

My role is assisting you in finding your own answers and solutions that are unique to you and your experience, to realise your own potentiality.

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Let's Talk About You

Who are you?  

Who have you become? 

How did you get here? 

What would you like to change? 

What would it look like?

Where do you go from here?

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Your space to explore and discuss what's going on for you. 

You might be feeling anxious and vulnerable, wondering where this journey may take you.

It may all feel 'too late, it's unfixable.' ...

The idea of talking to someone may feel silly or pointless. 

It's broken and no amount of talking can fix it..

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Therapeutic Relationship

Our relationship is founded on unconditional positive regard, empathy and genuineness.

 

Underpinned by the belief we are the sum of our experiences and predispositions on all levels.

 

When enabled and empowered we experience growth, maturity and self-actualisation.

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My Initial Couple Counselling Consultation is Face to Face in Sea Mills, BS9

All initial couple counselling consultations are face to face. 

It is an opportunity for you to meet me. For me to go through my client contract and hopefully assist you in your decision making.

Face to face initial consultations are £30.

All couple counselling sessions are face to face in Sea Mills, BS9

I charge £75 for a 90 minute session. 

Couple Counselling sessions are only available in Sea Mills, BS9 Tuesday to Friday.

 

What you can Expect

  • A safe, secure and confidential counselling environment.

  • A contract with you, which includes dates, times, issues you want to discuss, explore and work through.

  • Acceptance.

  •  Empathy

  •  Non-judgement,

  • Respect and encouragement of you to talk openly and honestly about what is going on in your way, in your time. 

  • Being listened to, supported and helping you explore, understand and deal with your feelings, difficulties and situations more effectively. (whether practically or emotionally).

  • A safe space to evaluate your life, helping you to develop strategies to help you either accept or, change your situation

  • Promote your 'Well-Being' and your independence, in the shortest possible time frame

  • Work within the ethical guidelines of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Ethical Framework

Jane Kershaw

Why Work With Me

Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
* BA (Hons) Housing and Development 
* City & Guilds Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
* ITEC Diploma Anatomy & Physiology
* Usui System Natural Healing - Reiki Teacher

*Over 30 years experience of working in the care and support field. Working within the Probation Service and Public and Voluntary Sectors. I have been an advocate for adult survivors of institutional child sex abuse and formerly an Approved Foster Carer for Avon Social Services.

Experience of counselling in an organisation taking GP referrals; Employees Assistance Programmes and private practice, offering both short and long term counselling over a broad range of issues and circumstances.

Investing in You

This is precious time and money that you are investing in you. 

You are worthy, you are valuable and you are worth investing in.

It is time to fulfil your potential and become who you are meant to be. 

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