Hi and welcome to ‘Creative Leaps’!

I'm Jayne Pigford, an experienced, MSc-trained, UKCP-registered ‘Gestalt’ psychotherapist based in Nottingham. My basic endeavour is to help people to feel good about themselves and deal with challenges in their lives (what a great job!) through personal counselling or psychotherapy and via teaching, training and workshops with groups and teams of people.

Psychotherapy and Counselling

I offer long and short-term individual, and couples therapy to adults in a comfortable and discreet location five minutes' drive or bus journey from Nottingham's city centre.

For me, psychotherapy and counselling are about myself and my clients building a relationship and working together; sometimes with pain, sometimes with humour, sometimes with moments of wonder – and always 'creatively leaping' forward towards more satisfaction with life.

Teaching, training and workshops

Taking aspects of psychotherapy, I aim to provide inspiring classes, workshops and training sessions (from two hours to several sessions or days) in a wide range of group settings including further education colleges, charities, government departments and private organisations.

Subjects relate to personal development, ranging from confidence building, stress management, career building skills and self-care through to relationship awareness, communication skills, spirituality and body awareness.

Team Development

I aim to promote ‘creative leaps’ in workplace teams through team building, team development, conflict resolution and stress management. I aim to enhance communication, efficiency, group and individual satisfaction.


I also offer a consultancy service to groups wanting guidance on psychological issues, from work places and statutory agencies to charitable organisations and voluntary support groups.

My approach

Despite my holistic approach to all of the above being professional and goal-orientated, I believe that the major keys to learning and change are participation and fun and in that spirit I try to build in humour to my work and adopt creative techniques when the occasion suits (during group work in particular), from basic drama, art and creative writing, with music and movement on occasions.

Jayne in the therapy room

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