Jane Humphreys BSc (Hons) In Counselling And Psychotherapy (CBT) MBACP
The Brentwood Clinic
31 Shenfield Road
My counselling approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Although I work mainly with CBT, I also have experience and training in
other approaches, therefore, I am able to adapt my therapy sessions depending on what the client needs or requires.
As we are all aware life is full of ups and downs, often our friends and family can offer us help and support. However, sometimes this is not enough nor suitable, at this point to seek professional help may be useful. During a counselling session you will be given the time and the space to speak about issues that concern you and together with the counsellor explore these difficulties in a confidential, non-judgemental environment.
CBT works on the negative thought processes and beliefs that individuals hold about themselves their future, the world and others. Negative thoughts and beliefs can have the effect of making us feel low and unable to cope, therefore, having a knock on effect on the way we may react to particular situations.
As a CBT counsellor I work with my clients assisting them to understand some of their difficulties and any underlying beliefs they may have.
Although I do not give clients advice, I offer support and encouragement as they begin to learn to develop new ways of thinking and approaching their problems.
With improved ways of thinking towards probmatic issues the client will experience enhanced emotions and feelings, as a consequence the client will develop and perform new, more positive behaviours.
This can be achieved by empowering the client to bring about change.
I have been practising as counsellor for about 6 years now, and its a position I feel very priveliged to find myself in. I take great pride in being able to assist individuals and couples in moving forward to a place in their lifes where most feel stronger and more able to cope with whatever may come their way, by developing a more positive and realistic view point.
I consider myself to be a warm and caring person, offering a one-to-one counselling service in a private setting for individuals or couple seeking professional help.
CBT works well with conditions such as Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Eating Disorders, Addictions and Anxiety Disorders which include Panic Attacks, Social Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.
On Mondays I am based in Brentwoods Town Centre where I practice within an office at the Brentwood Clinic for Complementary Medicine. Additionally, I also have an office in Ongar where I work for the rest of the week, days and evenings, times to suit.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (CBT)
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
NCFE Certificate's in Person Centred Counselling Skills Levels 2 and 3
Training in Drugs and Alcohol & Mental Health
Training and experience in Couples Counselling
On going Continued Professional Development through the year
MBACP (Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I also work for West Essex Mind
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
The initial session is charged at £30
Each session lasts 50 minutes.
The number of sessions depends on the varying needs of the individual or couples; these usually range from 6 sessions upwards.
The amount of sessions required will be negotiated with clients and mutually agreed by both parties.
Fee's for individuals start from £50 during the day up to and including the 4pm session, and £55 for sessions starting from 5pm onwards and weekends.
Couples are charged at £60 during the day and up to and including the 4pm session, and £65 for sessions starting from 5pm onwards.
IN ADDITION, I AM NOW ALSO OFFERING TELEPHONE COUNSELLING. AN INITIAL MEETING IS REQUIRED. THESE SESSIONS ARE CHARGED AT £30 PER 50 MINUTE SESSION.
As a member of the BACP I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy which can be found (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). Conditions of being a member of the BACP requires that I attend regular supervision and that I am committed to continued professional development through courses, seminars and peer supervision.
If you are unsure if counselling is of benefit to you, or if you are unsure if we can work well together, booking your initial assessment session will give you a better idea. This time will be used to gather information so that I am able to understand what is going on for you, in addition so that we can discuss ways in which I can assist you in moving forward.
Due to the nature of my work, I am not always able to answer my telephone. Should this be the case, please leave your name and number and I will contact you as soon as I am able, at which time I will endeavour to answer any questions you may have.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday daytime and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|