Jillian's aim is to support her clients in a safe confidential environment and she follows an integrative style of therapy to effectively aid their healing or personal growth & development.
As a qualified educator and therapist Jillian aims to offer physical, emotional and spiritual support, healing and guidance using the following therapies: -
Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
Jillian has treated a variety of concerns and conditions, she has worked with Individual clients, couples and groups on a variety of issues including phobias, anxiety, stress, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, motivation and improving confidence, she has worked with family/relationship and sexualy related issues to mention a few. The use of hypnotherapy with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a powerful combination for changing unwanted thoughts and/or behaviour.
Jillian completed 280 hours of clinical experience and successfully passed a practical, oral and theoretical examination in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy in 1999. This included dream analysis, hypno-healing, hypno-analysis, past-life regression, to mention a few. Jillian had previously been in practice as a counsellor for three years.
The word hypnotherapy is based on the term hypnosis, which is derived from the Greek word hypnos, meaning sleep. The term was invented in the 19th century by James Braid (1795-1860), a Scottish surgeon working in Manchester.
A trance state is a condition in which the body and mind are calm and relaxed, unlike stage hypnotherapy the individual remains in control at all times. Within this deeply relaxed meditative state the subconscious mind is accessed, bypassing the conscious logical mind. It is the subconscious mind, sometimes known as the old brain, that enables healing and insight into the individual’s difficulties; reprogramming the subconscious mind has amazing and far-reaching effects. The subconscious mind knows what the body needs to be healed, most symptoms originate from a deep-seated emotional or psychological cause.
Working Group for Hypnotherapy Regulation
The General Hypnotherapy Register
The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
The Hypnotherapy Association UK
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Jillian trained as a counsellor in 1996, she aims to support. The Humanistic School of counselling focuses on the supportive relationship between the therapist and the client. This can be likened to a stake placed next to a rose bush to support its growth and development. However as a Therapist Jillian follows an integrative style of counselling as from her experience she has found that clients benefit from a variety of different approaches and styles.
Within the Psychotherapy School of counselling the therapist takes a journey back with the client to examine their childhood and significant relationships within their family of origin. This can be compared to digging down to examine the roots of the rose bush.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) enables clients to change behaviours that are unhelpful or disempowering. It also facilitates the client to see the result of their behaviour thus they can make an informed conscious decision to continue or change. “Change a thought, change a behaviour.” Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can be compared to a trellis placed to encourage and direct a climbing rose.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Living Life to the Full
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Jillian has worked as a Person-Centered Coach for over 10 years, working with a varity of issues from financial, professional and personal development to life changing events. For example, new additions to a family, marriage, changes within family dynamics, re-location, house moves, promotion, retirment and divorce. Jillian delivered a professional/leadership programme within the NHS throughout East Anglia from 2004-2006 with excellent results.
Person Centered Coaching as a therapeutic tool can be used in conjunction with Hypnotherapy and/or Counselling. The aim is to evaluate with the client their current personal circumstances with specific reference to the chosen area. The next step is to facilitate a clear image of their desired future. The process is making the journey from the current situaution to the desired future within a supportive guided relationship that maintains the focus and facilitates the process.
Change Consultancy and Training
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Department of Health
Department of Health - Public health