Jan Boden MA Couns, Dip CBT, Accred to BACP
Hi, my name is Jan and I am a fully qualified counsellor with many years experience and accredited to the BACP. Together with my counselling qualifications I also have life coaching and training skills and work within organisations.
It was my very difficult and abusive childhood, extremely painful experiences of bereavements and challenges in life that led me to pursue my counselling career. Throughout my early adult years I underwent lots of personal counselling to help me move forward from a very painful, confusing and difficult place. Counselling allowed me to find myself, empowered me and gave me the tools I needed, to face life again and look positively to the future. I have learnt to live around my losses, not deal with them or get over them, that is impossible, but to move forward and learn to live around them, and find a new normal. Grief can be a very lonely and isolating place, we all grieve very differently and at different stages. Being able to share that grief can allows us to work through it.
I work within the Ethical Framework and Guidelines of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, offering a safe, empathic, non judgemental confidential environment in which to explore and unravel confusing thoughts and feelings. Specialist areas of work include negative thoughts, personal development, low self esteem/self worth, bereavement, suicide, depression, abuse, stress, anxiety, eating issues, confidence, assertiveness work and relationship issues. I also cover many other areas such as anger management and addictions, working with an integrative approach of Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic, dependant upon the needs of my clients.
Along with my private practice I am an affiliate counsellor for ICAS and have worked with several health providers, a GP Surgery, Secondary Schools and Industry, My aim being to empower clients to reach their full potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Diploma in CBT
MA in Counselling
PTLLS (Prepare to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector)
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
CADES Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Awareness
Introduction to Gestalt
Certificate in Supervision
Eating Disorders, Low Self Esteem/Self Worth, Confidence Building, Child Protection, Abuse, Bullying and Harassment, Challenging Behaviour, Working with Couples.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist areas: Personal Development, Negative Thinking, Low Self Esteem/Self Worth, Bereavement, Abuse, Stress/Anxiety, Eating Issues, Depression, Relationships, Work Related Issues, Suicide and Self Harm
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Accredited to the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Member of the BABCP.
Evening appointments available.
Skype counselling available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
I offer supervision to students and fellow counsellors, to support, guide and encourage growth and give constructive feedback.View supervision profile