“In my experience, counselling has been the single most effective intervention I have been able to use with my students and their parents. This service offers more than simply a person to talk to, it offers the right person to talk to. I have witnessed many of my students who have engaged with this service improve not only their ability to cope with stressful or deeply upsetting situations, but also and most importantly, I have seen them become visibly happier and more confident individuals. The parents who have used this service have commented that they have felt empowered by the sessions and many agree that it has changed their view of counselling and its effectiveness. In my opinion there is nothing more supportive than having someone share the weight from your shoulders and that is exactly what this service provides. The tailor made nature of the service allows it to guarantee a supportive, non judgemental and confidential service which you can trust.”

“Carol was very professional and friendly – I felt very reassured, comfortable and at ease from the very first session. It was a relief to speak to someone who knew what I was talking about and who reassured me that I wasn’t going mad! Carol helped me to think about what I was experiencing in a different way, from a more positive perspective. This encouraged me to start looking at myself in a different, more constructive way.”

“My daughter started counselling at the end of January 2012. This came after four years after losing her dad. She began to feel she was unable to cope. But with the help of the counsellor I could see my daughter grow stronger each week.”

Training Courses

“I am moving towards the end of level 2 and what an interesting journey I have had.  Emotional at times,but in a  positive way. I feel a shift in my understanding of myself. I am looking forward to going forward to level 3. Thank you all at. j h d.for your encouragement.” (Liz, 2018)
“I highly recommend Level 3/4 Counselling with JHD for anyone considering studying to become a qualified counsellor. The lessons are well planned with a good mix of theory, practical and reflective learning.The tutors are experienced professionals who are able to share helpful narrative of their own counselling practice. The perfect learning environment!” (Jo, 2018)

“Your course has given me invaluable training and support and although the journey has been very difficult at times I have benefited hugely personally and in my counselling path. I know that I would not be who I am today without the teaching and support I have been given from start to finish and the teaching has been brilliant from the start of level 3 through to the end of level 4. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.” (Abby 2018)

“I’ve had excellent teaching and encouragement for the last 2 years. I would highly recommend the course to anyone” – (Julie 2018)

 “Peter is an exceptional tutor” and “having met other students from other centres it is quite obvious that jhd is something special” – (Sue 2018)