Mrs Jill Young | Accredited Counsellor | Bristol | NCS

Mrs Jill Young

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-06099

Location: Bristol

I am a Certified Play Therapist and Counsellor.
For children, play is one of the most powerful ways of communicating and working things out.
Play therapy can help children to work through issues such as: grief, loss, bereavement, separation or divorce, illness, attachment difficulties or trauma.
Play therapy provides a safe space to express feelings and find ways of coping with challenges.
Children receive emotional support and can learn to understand more about their own feelings and thoughts.
Sometimes they may play out traumatic or difficult life experiences in order to make sense of their past and cope better with their future.
Children may learn to manage relationships and conflicts in more appropriate ways.
Play therapy can reduce anxiety and raise self-esteem.


Sessions are child-led. The therapist creates a trusting relationship in which the child feels accepted, safe and understood.

I have wide experience of working in schools as a SENCO and specialist teacher with children and young people who have a range of individual needs including autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, down syndrome, physical disability, visual impairment and medical needs.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Post Graduate Diploma in Practice Based Play Therapy (Play Therapy UK)
    Diploma in Counselling, Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
    Post-graduate Certificate in Education
    MA in Special Educational Needs

    I have a current DBS certificate and professional insurance

    I worked for 25 years in schools as a teacher and special educational needs co-ordinator.
    I have worked for 4 years as a play therapist and counsellor with children
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adoption
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
  • Find a Counsellor

    Find the help you need...If you are a potential client looking for a counsellor, you may search our registrants by location or name and you can also check whether someone is on the NCS accredited register. A member of the Society may be a Registrant or a non-registrant member.

    Find Out More
  • Train as a Counsellor

    Use our Find a Course tool to find the nearest training providers who offer National Counselling Society Accredited, Advanced Specialist, Quality Checked or CPD courses. These courses are currently run across the the UK.

    Find Out More