Jan Irwin ( registered MBACP, MA Relationship Therapy)
1st Alternative Health Centre
172A Field End Road
07961 358 403
I am a qualified psychotherapist, specialising in Relationship and Couple Counselling. I work with both couples, and with individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships with others.
One of the most important conditions for effective therapy is that a close and comfortable working relationship develops between the client and therapist. I aim to provide a flexible and convenient service, in a confidential, safe and supportive environment in which to help you explore and resolve the relationship issues that you identify as being problematic.
At times when you are feeling stuck and confused, and unable to resolve problems on your own, it can be very helpful to talk about what's on your mind. Sometimes close friends or family aren't the best people to talk to, and this is where a trained and objective counsellor can really help.
As well as being able to help you resolve painful relationship difficulties, I may be able to help with other difficult situations, such as important but stressful life transitions. At times, such as the birth of a new baby, children leaving home, or retirement you may feel quite emotional and distressed, or not understand your own reactions. These are often times of crisis, but can lead to growth and resolution if dealt with.
My practice is based in the Harrow area. Consulting rooms are available in Pinner, and in Eastcote, where i can see you in pleasant surroundings, close to convenient parking and public transport. I regret that my consulting rooms are not accessible for disabled people, as they must be reached via one flight of stairs..If this is a problem, other arrangements will be made. Please call me to discuss your needs, and to decide if i may be the right person to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA degree in Relationship Therapy, and an MSc degree in Social Policy and Social Work. I qualified as a Relate Counsellor in 2014.
In addition, I attend numerous Continuing Development Courses to ensure that I keep up to date with the latest developments in therapy. I have most recently attended training in working with domestic abuse and trauma, substance misuse, and with supporting people with sexual addictions and their partners.
I have over 25 years experience of supporting people through life’s difficulties, developing, delivering and managing support services. This experience includes developing and managing a counselling and advice service for women, developing a therapeutic domestic abuse intervention programme for men and women, as well as work in a young family support service.
In addition to my private practice, I work as a couple counsellor for a voluntary sector counselling service.
I also work with organisations, as a trainer, mentor and consultant on the psychological aspects of domestic abuse and attachment trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I charge £25 for an initial consultation, and £50 for on-going counselling sessions. Concessions may be available, so please discuss this with me.
I am to provide as flexible a service as possible. My private practice is available on several weekdays (last appointment 5:30) and on Saturdays.
Please call me to discuss your needs, and we will try to find a mutually convenient time to meet.
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