Kira Jolliffe

  • Individual and Couples Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, MBACP.

I have fifteen years' experience and training psychodynamic and integrative psychotherapeutic counselling for individual adults and couples in private practice. I am familiar with working with a wide range of people and issues and have several years' experience as clinical supervisor, clinical manager and counselling service designer at various charities.

Individuals

I offer a confidential place to explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and situation; to bring your whole self, where you will be listened to without being judged.


The way I work integrates eclectic but related and effective approaches, including:


  • Humanistic, which assumes that all life is motivated self-actualise; to grow, with our relationship supporting this
  • Psychodynamic - deeply considering how your present feelings and patterns may be unconsciously informed by formative relationships and experiences
  • Focussing on your felt sense. This somatic approach uses research and theory about trauma and the nervous system to gently emphasise and focus on what's happening for you physically
  • Behavioural - addressing overwhelming feelings, thoughts or behaviours that hinder you in practical ways

I use these approaches within a multi-dimensional integrative framework, as outlined by Lapworth and Sills.

Couples

I offer a safe place to focus on your relationship, find ways to understand it and each other better, and to communicate, negotiate and move forwards. I will try to understand your situation and relationship, and help you make sense of things and explore underlying or hidden dynamics.

How to proceed

You can get in touch to arrange a free 15-minute chat to get an idea of what I'm like, see if we may be a fit and what next. This would be by Zoom for Couples.

We might then organise a 50-minute consultation to outline your situation, needs, expectations and what is offered. Couples may require 2 or 3 of these meetings.

If we commit to working together, this involves our agreeing to regular, weekly 50-minute appointments at the same time, which can continue for as long as you wish.

Contact me

Please contact me by email to arrange an initial consultation.


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