Jane Chilvers PDip MBACP (registered)
Hello, my name is Jane Chilvers. I am an experienced, fully qualified therapeutic counsellor working to help people clarify, explore and manage concerns such as anxiety (general and otherwise), depression, panic disorder and relationship issues, that they may find difficult to deal with on their own. It is important to me to offer authenticity, trust and consistency in a warm and understanding environment.
I believe the most important aspect of counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and client. Taking the first steps towards counselling is a brave and potentially life-changing decision, and a good working rapport builds the trust required for a client to feel safe in sharing difficult issues in a confidential setting without fear of any judgement.
Through working together and offering reliable, consistent support, I would aim to help clients find new perspectives, identify old patterns and develop thier own inner resources, confidence and acceptance within a supportive environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Methods I have been trained in include psychodynamic theory, person-centred, CBT, NLP, Gestalt and TA. This approach has helped people with issues such as depression, trauma, addictions, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, family and relationship issues .
I work as a counsellor in both the private and voluntary sectors as well as the NHS (IAPT) and currently counsel prisoners in HMP Brixton.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
My fees are charged on a sliding scale to allow access for all:
My fees are £50 per 50 minute session
Unemployed/low income concessions: £40 per session.
Depending on your needs, I am happy to work in the short, medium or long-term.
I see clients in both SW2 (Streatham Hill) and E8 (Dalston) and have flexible meeting times.
I have a background in the arts as a professional portrait photographer and sculptor. Through this work I learned the importance of developing a relationship built on trust, an ability to listen and observe, and the need for a safe environment. These skills both fostered my interest in counselling as well as positively contribute to my counselling practice today.
I work as a counsellor in both the private and voluntary sectors as well as the NHS.
In addition I have run photography workshops for MENCAP and people with learning disabilities, the elderly and homeless charities. Through these workshops I have helped these groups to better express their emotions via creative means.
Both my art practice and my counselling work continue to inform and benefit each other.
An initial meeting is helpful to assess whether we feel we can work together and if you would like to proceed. Appointments are for 50 minutes and occur once weekly at the same time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
SW2: Mondays am and pm, Tuesdays pm, Wednesdays am and pm. Thursdays am. E8: Thursday 2-5pm, Friday 9am- 12 noon.
Types of client