Welcome.

My name is Jude Ward. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor based in Great Yarmouth Town Centre. My base is easily accessible by car, bus or train and is situated on the ground floor with wheelchair access.

My past employment and voluntary positions have been focused around others in a listening, understanding and supportive role. Following my own positive experience of being counselled at a time when I was in a bad place after a culmination of personal events, and the difference it made for me, I made the decision to use my past experiences to help others. I trained as a Person-Centred Counsellor and I am fully qualified. 

I would like to offer you the same opportunity that I was given, to feel heard and understood without being judged.

I have a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Person-Centred Counselling awarded by the University of Suffolk.

The course I completed is recognised by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

I am an registered member of BACP and I abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Profession. 

The necessary insurance is in place for private work.

Throughout my training and since being qualified I have worked with many different issues and difficulties. I have been volunteering with CRUSE Bereavement for 3 years.

Being a Person-Centred Counsellor, means the counselling is led by you during the session and I will not direct you in what to say or do.  We will work together helping you explore ways forward that feel right for you in an environment which provides a confidential, safe space within a supportive non-judgemental relationship allowing you to explore and understand your feelings. 

I can offer help with many different issues and mental health problems, having a special interest and experience with clients facing difficulties around: Bereavement, Loss of any kind, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Panic attacks, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and understanding anxiety surrounding the Coronavirus Virus.

This list is not exhaustive, please contact me if you would like to discuss what your concerns are to see if I can help with what is worrying you or have any questions.  There is no obligation to proceed further with myself.

I can offer you the time and space to talk about your concerns confidentially and at your own pace. We will place your experience at the heart of our work together, to enable you to find ways of understanding and dealing with those experiences.  At times these worries can get too much to cope with, leading to emotional difficulties, mental health troubles and wellbeing problems.  You will be listened to and I will accompany you on your journey of self-exploration and discovery.

It can be hard to talk about our vulnerabilities with family or friends. This is where counselling might help you and I can offer you a safe place, free from judgement and the opinions of others. My hope is that you will experience being deeply understood and feeling supported during difficult times.

My belief is to give my clients the space and time to explore while receiving my warm, nurturing presence and ability to understand what you are experiencing through self-exploration, allowing yourself the opportunity for personal development and growth. 

I offer a provisional session to potential clients at a reduced rate so that both the client and I can see whether we feel able to work together.  During this time I will explain more about my practice, the service I can offer and policies in place.

Initial contact should be made via email or telephone, after which I will contact you to arrange the session.