Jean Loxley aims to provide a safe space where a client can be received and held in a calm and respectful manner, a space where, free from judgement, a client can explore the issues they are facing. Her approach aims to help the client to reflect on thoughts and feelings and to bring insight and clarity into their experiences. Jean supports individuals to understand more about themselves and hopes to empower them in making life choices.
As a therapist, Jean uses the person-centred approach as the foundation for her practice. She uses a blend of other approaches in order to work collaboratively with clients in a style that works for them whether that is using cognitive behavioural therapy tools or using some perspectives from a psychodynamic understanding.
For many years Jean has worked in a range of settings to provide pastoral care. She has engaged in many different community contexts and has a very broad experience of working with people. This experience has shown the uniqueness of each individual and how each person is to be highly valued. As life gets busy and sometimes stressful or chaotic, Jean likes to enable a client to find the room to step aside and be themselves. Taking time to be listened to about their anxiety, depression, illness, grief and loss, or other matters that maybe causing concern. Jean likes to come alongside and journey with people as they make sense and meaning of their own experiences.
Jean is studying for a MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She works within The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service in Lambeth.