JEAN WATSON
Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Coach

 
My style of counselling is best described as conversational and integrative. I know how hard it can be for clients to confide in strangers, even professional counsellors like myself, so I make the process as easy and as relaxed as possible. I recognise everyone's beliefs are different and I offer a safe, confidential space to be listened to.

Sometimes just this in itself is enough for someone to organise and verbalise their thoughts in order that they can move on. But sometimes the issues are more deep routed and need bringing to the surface before we can deal with them. This may require more thought-
provoking work with a client.

Sometimes however people do have an insight into themselves and why they feel the way they do but again do not know how to move on. I work closely and gently with clients to achieve change in order for their quality of life to improve.

Sometimes this does involve challenging beliefs held and dealing with negative thoughts in a practical way and I support clients as they develop new skills to make the changes they want.

I genuinely enjoy working with clients as everyone, as well as their issues, are different and this ensures that I stay fresh and relevant in my thinking and skills.

I can't, and don't, promise miracles. I can however promise honesty, respect and an open mind as well as my skills as a counsellor. I also recognise that some clients may not be ready to fully deal with some issues yet but even in those cases the client will always have more insight into themselves at the end of the sessions than they expected to at the start. And when they are ready they will find it easier to know how to do that.

I work with all client issues such as stress, assertiveness, depression, anger, relationships etc and I also specialise in addiction issues - be it food, alcohol, gambling, drugs etc. For a video clip of how I work see www.justonesmallstep.uk.com.

Working online via Skype provides the opportunity to access counselling with an English counsellor where it may not have been possible to do so face to face. Ex-pats for instance looking for counselling but in remote areas or simply want to speak to an English Counsellor will find this medium especially useful.
 

Jean@justonesmallstep.uk.com

Please visit my website: www.justonesmallstep.uk.com  

 

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