Jan Summerfield MBACP, FISMA, Counsellor/Supervisor

Jan Summerfield MBACP, FISMA, Counsellor/Supervisor


07796 953692

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07796 953692

About me

Thank you for viewing my details. Life is sometimes complex with its many twists and turns counselling can offer you a safe none judgemental place to explore those twists and turns and to make sense of the future ahead or to come to terms with your present situation.  The power of counselling can often help you to make sense of senseless times in your life providing a safe place to explore, understand and make sense of your situation.  I can offer you a warm and professional approach to work in the way that best suits your needs.

I am a very experienced registered counsellor, coach, supervisor, mediator, critical incident stress responder and stress consultant. I have worked primarily within a work place setting for the NHS for many years providing support to all levels of NHS staff on a full range of issues. In addition I have experience of working with sports athletes, managers, police, military personnel and students undertaking counselling or coaching training.  I can provide support to individuals, EAPs or organisations and have experience of working with a range of issues including loss, anxiety, relationship issues, work issues and career challenges as well as personal or workplace trauma. One of my areas of expertise is stress management and I am a Fellow Member of the International Stress Management Association. I also have considerable experience in providing post incident support to teams and individuals.


I have considerable experience in providing supervision and support to experienced and trainee counsellors.

I also have many years’ experience of providing training and supervision for trainee counsellors and coaches and I consider I have a supportive and nurturing approach to supporting students at all levels.

I can offer experience, empathy, understanding, space, pace, time and a completely none-judgemental and integrative approach to an individual’s needs. I offer a person-centred, integrative approach according to individual needs as well as a Stress Reduction Programme including CBT coping techniques.


My coaching training (Oxford School of Coaching, London) has given me the privilege of working with individuals wishing to explore new horizons whether it is in their personal life and a journey of self-discovery or on work issues and venturing into the unknown, this includes career change or challenge, self-confidence, self-esteem and developing more assertive skills.

I provide counselling, coaching and supervision in a homely and comfortable setting within easy travel of Stoke-on-Trent, Stone and the Staffordshire Moorlands.


As a Fellow Member of the International Stress Management Association I have a vast amount of experience of providing support to individuals and groups of people (staff) experiencing stress or wishing to develop resilience to stress.  I can provide training sessions for groups of people to suit needs which can include resilience, stress awareness, risk assessment and identification of stress.  I also provide 3 day training events on Critical Incident Stress Management training delegates on how to respond and support people affected by traumatic events.

Training, qualifications & experience


Counselling Training Keele University 1999

Certificate/Diploma Coaching and Mentoring Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring

Diploma in Occupational and Organisational Stress Management

Critical Incident Stress Management Nottingham Trauma Resilience and Growth

Mediation Level 1 & 2 Peacebuilders, Manchester (ONC)

Certificate in Supervision – Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy

Post Graduate Certificate in Education Further and Higher Education Manchester Metropolitan University

Additional training:

CBT Certificate/Diploma Institute of Counselling

Certificate in Loss and Bereavement Institute of Counselling

Certificate in Couples and Family Therapy Institute of Counselling

Certificate in Crisis Counselling Institute of Counselling

Certificate in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Levels 1, 2 & 3 Centre of Stress Management, London

Certificate in Occupational Stress Management Centre of Stress Management, London

Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy and Brief Therapy Birmingham University

Certificate in Assertiveness and Communication Skills

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have considerable experience in providing stress reduction training to groups as well as leadership training.


Varying rates dependent on the level of support required. Discounted rates for student counsellors for personal therapy or supervision and those facing financial hardship.

Maps & Directions

Stoke-on-Trent, ST11

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Available weekday evenings. Fridays and weekends.

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have many years experience not only of working with clients as a counsellor, coach and stress consultant but I also have over 15 years of supporting students and qualified counsellors through the process of supervision.   Supervision should be something that all professionals value and benefit from and I believe that I can offer the right level of support, none judgemental exploration and challenge.  I am in regular supervision and I am a member of the BACP and appear on the BACP register.  I offer varying rates depending on level of experience.  Why not give me a call to discuss all first 1 hour sessions are entirely free of charge and offered in the spirit of mutually deciding on if and how we will work together.

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