Mrs Hilary Jiggins

Counselling, Psychotherapy 30028428


  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Schema focused therapy
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Trauma focused CBT


  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I aim to take a simple and transparent approach about how we might work together and what you can expect from a therapy relationship with me, with as little therapy jargon as possible. You know yourself best, and I would like to work collaboratively with you. From a spectrum of training I work integratively from evidence-based approaches such as CBT (cognitive-behavioural therapy), used by the National Health Service, as well as humanistically, most importantly, treating you as a human individual, with kindness and compassion from my own place of humanity, and adapting what we do to what will work for you.

Counselling and Psychological Therapy:

If you have a specific issue I see my main job with you is to make myself redundant: my time and skills cost your money and your time and commitment, so l am always holding in mind that our time together to be as efficient and effective as possible to begin to alleviate the symptoms of your distress so that you can get closer to the life too wish to lead; after which you will hopefully no longer need to see me.

Coming from a medical science background, I am keen to use evidence-based approaches and ensure I stay up to date and informed of recent research literature and NICE guidelines. If I make a suggestion or give information during our time together I will explain my reasoning from this background and go into as much depth that you are interested in so that you can feel assured that our time is being well spent.


Sometimes a therapeutic relationship can spring the opportunity of deeper and more long term work, where we can explore how you experience yourself in the world and in relationship with others in your life.

What does this look like in practice?
Not so different from counselling except we would spend more time together to build a relationship: psychotherapy generally requires a longer commitment than counselling; perhaps a year or two or more and we make use of the relationship we build over time as a vehicle to explore change beyond than the more active doing of shorter counselling or psychotherapy. We may also speak more generally rather than focusing on a specific issue, with the aim being exploratory to observe what emerges, and might speak more about your past experiences and history than the more present focus on psychological therapy.


I began my journey as a therapist co-facilitating support group work with the mental health charity ‘Mind’ 15 years ago. After completing further training, I then worked as a counsellor for other charities such as As You Are, Cruse Bereavement Care, and Sussex Communities Development Association. I have worked with adults, groups, couples and young people (aged 13+). I currently work for the NHS in Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust as a Psychological Therapist in their Crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) team, providing intensive support at home for individuals experiencing an acute mental health crisis

Areas of interest

Acute crisis; Anxiety; Stress; Loss; Life Transition; Depression; Neurodiversity; Relationship; Psychosexual Issues; Adult Industry workers; Personality Disorder; Sexual Identity; Sexual Issues; Alternative relationship and lifestyle BDSM/Kink/Fetish; Polyamoury; Addiction (Drugs and Alcohol); Process Addiction
Trauma; Understanding Mental Health Diagnosis

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Pain management
  • Physical disability
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Procedures completed

  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (>50)

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