Michael Jobling

I have a Diploma in Christian Counselling and worked as a part-time voluntary counsellor with the Manna House Counselling Service in Northampton for about 14 years as well as taking on private clients. I retired from counselling in April 2017 because of heath issues.

I specialised in marriage and relationship problems and also counselled people with issues such as bereavement, loss, anxiety, anger and depression.

I followed an integrative approach, using a version of a counselling model called the Five Circle approach.

The Association of Christian Counsellors can help you to find a counsellor in your area. A Christian counsellor is a counsellor who has a Christian world view and uses Christian ideas and insights in their counselling approach. It doesn't mean they only counsel Christians. Christian counsellors normally are willing to counsel people of any faith or none and respect the views and opinions of oher people.

Cave 3 - Being unemployed
8 pieces of good advice for anyone who is unemployed.

Are you a worrier or a warrior?
A small difference in spelling makes a huge difference to the outcome.

Jesus' Case Notes - the man from Gerasa
Jesus and the Man from Gerasa (Mark 5), viewed through a counsellor's eyes.

Cinderella’s wedding anniversary
Marriage - how to live happily ever after. The fairy Godmother comes to the rescue when Cinder's marriage starts to lose its flavour.

Parkinson's and me
My experience of Parkinson's Disease.

Anger and anxiety - how to cope with fear or anxiety
suggestions for coping with anxiety.

Anger and anxiety - how to cope with anger
How to cope with angry feelings

Anger and Anxiety - get to grips with the issues
Understanding anger and anxiety

Understanding depression
Information to help you understand depression and help yourself and others.

How to improve your marriage
Advice from Mike and Margaret Jobling about how to improve your marriage.