• Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon

Counselling in Tunbridge Wells



Jess Burchill

of Yasha Counselling

I hope that you find everything that you need to get an idea of who I am and how counselling may help you to take that step forward in life.

Follow the links to find out more about me and my philosophy to get an understanding of how counselling works and hopefully the information I give will answer any questions that you may have.


Looking for counselling in Tunbridge Wells? Do please feel free to get in touch with me by messaging me through my mail box or calling me on the number that I have provided.


Hebrew Meaning:


To be safe

A broad spacious place

To be open, wide, to enable freedom

Liberation from confinement and limitation

Support in times of hardship and distress

To get victory!



A counsellor is someone who provides a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can bring anything that is troubling you that you wish to talk about.

As a counsellor I will support you and look at the problems that you are bringing to counselling. We will look at what you are wanting to change in your life, explore these things and aim to work towards making changes whilst in a warm and supportive environment.

In life we all have times when things become unmanageable and feel as though we can't cope, this can bring anxiety and a huge amount of stress with it. Perhaps you have feelings of sadness, you have been through loss, struggling within a relationship and don't know where to turn? Sometimes it can be a matter of many things accumulating over a few years until you get to a point where you don't feel as though you can cope any longer. It can profoundly healing process to sit with a counsellor in therapy without fear of being judged and just  being able to talk. Talking itself can be very healing especially when it is being responded to in empathy.

Counselling helps you to recognise the resources you have within you to make changes and to have a greater control over life. Counselling can bring a sense of hope back which may have been lost for many years.

It is important to find a counsellor that you feel that you can trust and that is the right person for you. A large part of finding healing is in the counsellor client relationship, based on trust. Please read my counselling philosophy to find out more about me

Looking for counselling in Tunbridge Wells? Then get in touch with Yasha.



Counselling is a journey to discovering self. It is about exploring your inner world. I believe that we all have the capability to heal ourselves and reach our own goals. As a counsellor my job is to help you to find what you are looking for.  I am there to provide a safe, genuine and non judgemental place for you to be able to explore your world. 

You may not know what you are wanting from counselling and that is okay, sometimes life can be overwhelming and it can be an accumulation of so many things that brings you to counselling.

Looking for counselling in Southborough, Tunbridge Wells? Then get in touch with Yasha.


"I am aware that as the counsellor I am not the fixer but merely the person that helps to bring light upon the dark places in their life. The client is able to find their own answers and to explore them with me alongside"

Carl Rogers, 1951


Jess Burchill

TEL : 07399 408641

EMAIL : yashacounselling@gmail.com

Based in Southborough, Tunbridge Wells

See the map below for the location



© 2017 by Yasha Counselling

Registered with the BACP

All appropriate Insurance held

  • Grey Facebook Icon

A proud sponsor of 

Yasha Counselling Sponsors Compassion

counsellor in tunbridge wells, counsellor in tonbridge, counselling in tunbridge wells, counselling in tonbridge, counsellor, therapist, anxiety, depression, mood, stress, anger, shame, abuse, individual, therapy in tunbridge wells, therapist in tunbridge wells, therapy in tunbridge wells, therapy in tonbridge

Privacy Notice

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Yasha counselling collects and processes personal data of people we work with to carry out its functions.  Our Privacy Notice details our commitment to being transparent about how we collect and use your data and to meeting our GDPR obligations.

Who are we

Data Controllers:  

What information we collect

We ask for your name and contact details which are known as ‘personal data’.  During our work together will make a note of what we have talked about during our session.  This may contain other ‘personal data’ you share such as age, marital status, children, date of birth, gender or occupation and ‘special category data’ such as race, ethnic origin, politics, religion, health, sex life or sexual orientation.

Why we collect personal data

  • so that we can contact you if necessary

  • to comply with the recommendations of our professional body and insurance company

The lawful basis on which we use this information

To collect and use data you share, we must show the ICO that we have a lawful basis to do this.  We also need to tell you what this lawful basis is.

We have determined that ‘legitimate interests’ is the most appropriate lawful basis for both personal (article 6) and special category data (article 9).  See https://bit.ly/2FLs0Bu for more details.

How we store your data

Your data will be stored in a fireproof lockable cabinet, on a password protected laptop and/or on a mobile phone (Touch ID enabled).

How long we will keep your data

Your data will be kept for the duration of our work together.  When our work together has finished, all data except for session notes (which will be stored for up to 7 years) will be deleted or securely disposed of.

How your information may be shared

We would only share data in line with ethical and legal obligations.  These are:

  • During our supervision sessions when we may talk about our work together. However only your first name would be used.

  • If we receive a Court Order for the release of our notes.

  • If you disclose you are at risk of serious harm to yourself or another.

  • If you share information about a proposed act of terrorism/money laundering/drug trafficking.

  • If there is a request by the Police for information regarding a road traffic accident.

 Your rights

You have the right:

  • to be informed about what information we hold – a link to this document will either be emailed to you during our initial communications or we will provide you with a copy at your first session.

  • to access the information we hold – you can request this verbally or in writing at any time.  We will provide you with the information within one month.

  • to have any incorrect information rectified – you can request this verbally or in writing.

  • to have your records erased (in the defence of any legal claims, we may decline to do this citing the lawful basis of legitimate interests)

  • to restrict processing (we may decline to do this citing the lawful basis of legitimate interests)

  • to data portability – e.g. you can request your notes be transferred to another counsellor.

  • to object to processing of your data (we may decline to do this citing the lawful basis of legitimate interests)

If you have any concerns about how we have used your data please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF – Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate).

If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy statement, please contact donnagibson@thebridgecounsellingservice.co.uk