Individual and Couples Counsellor
Jeanette Howlett, BA (Hons), Post Grad Dip Law, Post Grad Dip Couns, Registered Member MBACP (Accred). Certificates in Relationship and Group Counselling.
Counsellor and Psychotherapist Working with Individuals, Couples and Groups
What is Counselling and how can it help?
There are times when we can feel overwhelmed with life’s difficulties. Counselling can offer us a place to talk with someone who is outside our circle of family, friends and colleagues, in a private and confidential setting. When it seems like life is a maze, counselling offers the opportunity to reflect on, and explore our problems; it finds a pathway through the maze, achieving clarify and leading to a better life satisfaction.
Counsellors are trained to listen to you, to empathise and understand your life experiences as you see them. A counsellor will respond honestly to the issues you bring, without judging you. The relationship with your counsellor is based on a development of mutual trust, which enables you to feel safe enough to explore what can often be difficult issues.
Your counsellor will not tell you what to do or make decisions for you. Instead they will act as a ‘sounding board’, helping you to gain a clearer picture of your situation. They will offer you support so that you can decide on the changes you want to make.
I trained as a Person Centred/Humanistic Counsellor at the University of Brighton and qualified in 2000.
I am a Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I became an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2006 and have also trained as a Group facilitator and Couples/Relationship Counsellor.
My practice is integrative having its foundation in my Person Centred/Humanistic training and I offer a warm, empathic and safe space for you to explore the issues you bring to counselling. I offer both long term and short term Counselling.
Since 2007 I have worked extensively with Employee Assistance Programmes providing short term counselling and using Solution Focused Brief Therapy and CBT techniques. I also trained and worked at Cruse as a Bereavement Counsellor and in an Alcohol and Substance Use Service in Sussex and have many years experience of working with people with long-term illness and disability and their family carers.
Prior to becoming a full time counsellor I worked for 30 years in Third Sector Legal and Welfare Advice Agencies and Social Care Organisations supporting a wide range of people facing life changing events and circumstances. I fully am committed to valuing and respecting difference and diversity and respect the variety of human experience and culture.
Areas of work I have experience in include:
• Bereavement and Loss
• Illness and Disability
• Family Carers
• Family and Relationships
• Couples and Relationship Counselling
• Personal Development
• Domestic Violence
• Self Esteem and Confidence
• Loss of direction and purpose or dissatisfaction with life
• Sexuality and Sexual Identify
• Gender identity
• Problems at work
• Work stress
• Drugs and Alcohol
• Sexual assault and abuse
The first Step
If you think counselling is for you contact me on 07789 773995 or email me at Jeanettehowlett@aol.com
We can then arrange an appointment time to meet. At this appointment we will talk about what brings you to counselling and whether counselling would be helpful to you. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask me questions.
We would usually meet weekly. Counselling can be short term, for a few weeks, or longer. If we decide to work together we will agree an initial number of sessions. Each counselling session lasts for 50 minutes.
Code of Ethics
I am an Accredited Member of BACP and abide by the BACP’s Ethical Framework