After twenty years working in advertising and publishing I found myself yearning for a more rewarding, more nurturing career, so as I got into my forties I decided to retrain as a person centred counsellor. I notice that after doing some phone related jobs for a couple of years, that I had never had to terminate a caller in two years of working. I understand now, that I was using some basic counselling skills without realising it! it was this that set me on the path to learn more. First on an introduction to counselling course, swiftly followed by a level two course in counselling skills, which in turn lead on to a foundation degree at the City of Bristol College
During that time I have racked up over a hundred hours of mentoring with Second Step, and over a hundred hours with The Swan Project, working with people who want to manage their drinking habits. I have also had the privilege to have actually witnessed serveral moments of client change in which they have a shift in awareness about themselves, or their current life challenge.
Below are two testimonials clients who were kind enough to give me some feedback after our work together had come to a natural end. I hope they give you an insight as to how I work.
I saw Jeremy for a little over a year and it was one of the best decisions I could have made. When we began our conversations I was in a difficult place and struggling to manage my stress at work as well as lingering issues from a bereavement I’d experienced years before. Jeremy helped me face up to my problems and create an awareness about negative habits I didn’t really realise I had as well as identify new, positive strategies for tackling them in the future. Jeremy is flexible, approachable and without any of the pretention I found in other counsellors. I highly recommend him and the process: it didn’t take long for me to see big changes, and by the end of the year - when we went through my first session’s notes together, I no longer recognised myself as the person I’d been.
H, Bristol, 22 sessions, 2018 - 2019
"Jer provided security and the support to help me reconcile a difficult issue in my life: one that I had never discussed with anyone. I really liked that the sessions were held in a domestic environment, which helped me feel more comfortable. Spending the past few months of talking things through together has given me more understanding and awareness of my own self, restoring my past with the present. Now I feel I can move forward with a renewed positivity."
A, Bristol, 15 sessions, 2018 - 2019
"Jer helped me get through a very challenging time in my life. A time where I was uncertain, confused and lost, and didn't really know how I was going to get out of it. Through meeting with Jer I was able to gradually get the answers I needed and this was achieved through Jer's ability to understand what I was going through as well as his excellent listening skills. My specific situation was related to relationships, and Jer's approach allowed me to reflect on everything that I have in my life, and to develop a gratitude and confidence in my lifestyle, which consequently lifted me out of what almost became a crisis. Following several sessions with Jer I can now say that approaching him for counselling was not only the right thing to do, but also absolutely essential. I think it goes without saying that I can highly recommend Jer and I will not hesitate to give him a call if I need counselling in the future!"
S, Bristol, 8 sessions, 2018
"I suffered from depression and anxiety. Throughout the sessions I had with Jeremy I started to see what was triggering my anxiety crisis. Jeremy helped me see things from a different perspective, and that helps to realise things that are quite eye opening. Jeremy approach was gentle and comprehensive. During the sessions I felt secure and not judged. Now I am in a better place thanks to Jeremy’s help."
B, Bristol, 12 sessions, 2017 - 2018
"Jer provided a safe space for me to talk about my relationship with my partner of 10 years. I was at a cross-roads as about whether to end it, and needed non-judgemental insights to help me assess the situation from a healthy, balanced viewpoint. Jer facilitated me to come to these realisations and I am very grateful to him for his steady, unbiased support."
L, Bristol, 9 sessions, 2017 - 2018
"Jeremy greatly helped me respect myself again by addressing my underlying issues related to bereavement and self-confidence. His informal, non-judgmental approach helped me feel at ease to express my thoughts, confront the feelings holding me back in life and embrace my motivations. I now feel more resilient to deal with life’s ups and downs, trust my instincts, and feel comfortable with myself and those around me. I’d happily recommend Jeremy to anyone in a similar situation."
A, Bristol, 8 sessions, 2017
"I came to Jeremy with anxiety, depression and a lack of self confidence. I cannot say that he waved a wand and magically removed my issues. What he did give me was the strength and understanding to tackle my issues from new perspectives. I feel like the old me has made a comeback, and this is reflected in my work, home and social life. Thank you Jeremy."
K, Bristol, 10 sessions, 2016
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44 Salisbury Street
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