Jan Blann BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’ activity. Everyone has a unique set of individual challenges and problems that require a skilful, tailored approach to help them to achieve a resolution.
I am a professionally trained Integrative Therapist – but what does this mean and how do clients benefit? My professional training at the University of Derby and broad experience has developed my therapeutic practice which integrates approaches from a range of theoretically sound and evidence-based models to offer a flexible, individualised approach with clients. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Therapy (PCA) and Attachment Theory. I have a particular interest in how Attachment Theory informs adult relationships and responses.
I work with adults. My practice has helped clients presenting with a range of problems including:
- confidence & self-esteem issues
- anger management
- eating disorders
An integrative approach enables me to draw upon methods and techniques that are credible and robust to enable clients to address problems effectively and move forwards.
MINDFULNESS IN PRACTICE
Mindfulness is described as ‘the art of conscious living’ (Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2005). Put simply, mindfulness is the act of being aware of our experience in the present moment. Although this may sound simple, it can be quite challenging to put into practice. This is because most of the time we are operating on ‘automatic pilot’ – rushing to do all the things we need to achieve at any time – and reacting to wherever our thoughts take us.
Mindfulness practice can ‘influence the brain, the autonomic nervous system, stress hormones, the immune system’ and can assist with unhealthy eating and sleeping patterns and substance use.
I adopt a mindfulness-based approach towards helping clients develop the practice of being mindful in order to alleviate a range of symptoms.
Mindfulness meditation training is also offered.
WEEKEND & EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
Registered Member BACP
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Honours degree in Psychology (BSc Hons) and a Master's Degree (MSc) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Derby as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and hold professional indemnity Insurance. My Practice is compliant with the BACP ethical standards for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions are held at my private office. Bookings via telephone only.
All sessions are 55 minutes duration.
Charges: £55 per session.
WEEKEND & EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENTIAL PRACTICE
My professional practice is conducted under the strict ethical guidelines laid down by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – the UK’s leading professional governing body. Please see http://www.bacp.co.uk/ ethical_framework/ A safe, private and non-judgmental environment is provided as the foundation to foster trust and freedom of expression.
In 2010 the UK Government launched the National Wellbeing Programme – part of which aimed to measure ‘how our lives are improving; not just by our standard of living, but by our quality of life.’ Layard (2005) argues that ‘human perception is fundamental to understanding an individual’s wellbeing, as the only person who knows whether a person is feeling well is that person themselves.’ In its national debate on ‘what matters to you’ The Office for National Statistics (ONS) listed some themes that emerge from the study as being important to individuals: employment, family, health, work/life balance, relationships, purpose, security, money, friends and choice.
How someone thinks and feels about these and other aspects of their daily life can affect their emotional wellbeing. Most people experience times of emotional difficulty and many people find it helpful to talk about their concerns to a qualified professional, in a non-judgmental and confidential environment.
If you have concerns about your emotional wellbeing - please call.
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