Counselling and Psychotherapy in Marsden near Huddersfield and in Wilmslow, Cheshire with Neil Jordan
I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist with individuals for the past 22 years years and with couples for the past 15 years. I have worked in a wide range of settings including GP surgery, University student services and a hospice (where my work was primarily with terminally ill patients). I have also supervised staff in a voluntary drug and alcohol organisation for the past 10 years. I have worked in private practice since 2005. I see both individuals and couples for counselling and psychotherapy in Marsden near Huddersfield and in Wilmslow in Cheshire. I have also worked as a counselling trainer in both Further and Higher Education over the past fifteen years. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I worked as a surveyor in the construction industry in Northern Ireland but eventually moved to the UK mainland to train in counselling and psychotherapy, having experienced the very significant benefits of counselling for myself.
Working in the outdoors
I see clients for counselling and psychotherapy both outdoors and indoors. In outdoor therapy, which takes place primarily on the beautiful Marsden moors near Huddersfield, the focus remains firmly on the issues that the client wants to work on but I am also interested in how the natural world can support your capacity to reflect on and integrate new experiences and new ways of being in the world. When doing outdoor therapy we can sit, stand or walk - the focus is not on fitness. For further details of outdoor therapy go to the page on Psychotherapy in the Outdoors. I also run a range of therapeutic workshops focused on our connection with nature and our relationship with our own mortality (see workshops page for further details). When seeing psychotherapy clients in Wilmslow I don't work in the outdoors because of the difficulty in maintaining confidentiality in a more busy urban location. I always work indoors with couples.
My counselling practice in Marsden is within 15 minutes of the M62 and is within easy commuting distance from Huddersfield, Leeds, Barnsley, Oldham and a variety of other towns in both West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Derbyshire. There are excellent bus and train links from both Manchester and Leeds / Huddersfield. My practice in Wilmslow is located in the town centre and is within five minutes walk from the local train station.
I am Registered as a Psychotherapist with the United Knigdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I abide by their Code of Ethics. I am also trained in Psychodrama and person-centred counselling and am heavily influenced by the Gestalt model of psychotherapy. I am particularly interested in the moment to moment relationship between the client and myself and how this focus can be a catalyst to deep personal and interpersonal change including feeling more at ease with oneself and others.
My main focus when working with clients is helping them move towards a more rewarding and fulfilling life.
I have worked as a couples counsellor for the past 15 years and I am currently completing my training as an Imago Relationship Therapist to enhance my capacity as a couples counsellor still further. I have the facilities to do couples counselling in both Marsden (Huddersfield) and Wilmslow. For further information on couples work see the page on Couples Counselling
Who I work with
Having worked as a psychotherapist for the past 22 years I have effectively worked with clients presenting with a wide range of issues issues. If you would like to discuss further if I may be able to help you do give me a call or send me an email.
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