Cognitions Counselling, Jan Boden MA Couns, Dip CBT, Accred to BACP

Cognitions Counselling, Jan Boden MA Couns, Dip CBT, Accred to BACP

New Waltham
DN36 4YN

07789 837755

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New Waltham
DN36 4YN

07789 837755

About me

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
Life Coaching
Eating Disorders, Low Self Esteem/Self Worth, Confidence Building, Child Protection, Abuse, Bullying and Harassment, Challenging Behaviour, Working with Couples.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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

Photos & videos

  • The therapy room

Published articles

Further information

Accredited to the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Member of the BABCP.
Evening appointments available.
Skype counselling available.

Maps & Directions

New Waltham, DN36 4YN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to students and fellow counsellors, to support, guide and encourage growth and give constructive feedback.

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