Evening and weekend counselling in Bristol
Evening and weekend          counselling in Bristol

About Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy Stephens offers some insights into why he became a counsellor

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.

 

"Moments of movement - when it appears that change actually occurs"

(Carl Rogers, On becoming a person, 1961)

 

Below is a testimonial from someone who I saw regularly for about six months. Although I have regular reviews with my clients, to see how we are getting on, I would never actually put them on the spot by asking them for a testimonial, but on this occasion it was given freely and unprompted soI  felt it appropriate to share their experience of me with you the reader:

 

"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."

KP, Bristol, 2016

 

I work at:

44 Salisbury Street

St George

Bristol

BS5 8ED

Contact me

If you have any queries or wish to book an initial consultation, please call or email me on the below details:

 

07761 560 635 07761 560 635

Jerstephens@hotmail.com

 

I charge:

£20 for 50 minute initial consultation, then £35 for an hour session. Either cash, or bank transfer.

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