Jane Hartry MBACP
Flat 1 Cabot Court
95 Nore Road
01275 316736 / 07709 865614
With over 16 years experience my aim as a counsellor is to provide a safe,supportive and non-judgemental environment where you can explore your concerns and move forward with clarity.
Change isn’t complicated :however, I acknowledge the first step, which might be contacting a counsellor for the first time, takes courage. During the initial assessment we can explore how counselling can help you.
We all have a unique life story which is why I adopt an integrated approach to therapy. By this I mean I draw on my experience so that I can tailor my approach to best suit your need, with respect and empathy .
Our therapeutic relationship will give you the confidence to express freely your concerns, feelings and behaviours so gaining a better understanding. I will help you to explore, identify and understand the possible causes of your difficulties and together we can develop ways of thinking and behaving so you can live your life more fully.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for 14 years within an education setting supporting young people and their families, empowering young people to overcome many difficulties resulting in improved engagement in school, more positive behaviours and have greater faith in their own resilience.
My work with parents has enabled them to develop more meaningful relationships ,to improve communication and having a greater understanding of their children. I have run successful Parenting and Well-being groups within the South Bristol community for many years.
I have worked as a counsellor for agencies supporting postnatal depression, sexual abuse and rape and ,within the prison service, counselling inmates who self harmed.
I have worked collaboratively with agencies whose support includes drug and alcohol abuse, adult mental health domestic violence and trafficking.
My professional body is the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists as a member (MBACP) I follow the guidelines for good practice which you can see on their website www.bacp.co.uk.
I am a registered counsellor on the UK Register of Counsellors ..I am also registered with the Information Commissioner as a Controller of Sensitive Data under the Data Protection Act(1998) and follow the government recommendations and guidelines for storing sensitive data.
I am fully insured with both public liability and professional indemnity cover.
I gained my Certificate and Counselling Diploma from The University West of England 16 years ago and since then have continually developed my professional skills.
I am qualified in Art Therapy and Dance Movement Therapy.
I studied Brief Solution Focused Therapy at Bristol University .
Working with Addiction at UWE Bristol
Bereavement Counselling UWE Bristol
Working with Clients who Self Harm. CYPS Training
Working with Young People with Eating Disorders CYPS
Child Protection Training. Level 3 CYPS
Understanding Mental Health and Emotional Well-being for Young People CAMHS Training.
Wellbeing Training for Adults. Bristol City Council .
Group Work Facilitators Training ,which included transpersonal approaches, group dynamics and processes, interpersonal and relational skills.
Gestalt Experiential Therapy.
DFES Mentoring Programme.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Having run successful parenting workshops for a number of years in South Bristol I have expertise in improving family dynamics and communication.
I have considerable experience of working with young people who display challenging behaviour as a means of communication, helping them find more positive ways to interact.
I use creative approaches to counselling when sometimes finding the right words can be difficult.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
Cost per session
Initial assessment £30
Weekdays between 11-7pm :£40
Weekends between 12-4 pm:£45
Couples Weekdays or Weekends £50
Visiting clients home between 11-4pm:£50
I have some reduced price sessions for students and for those whose income may restrict them from accessing this service. Please enquire about these sessions if you feel it is appropriate.
The Aim of Counselling.
I will provide a confidential ,non-judgemental safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I will assist your learning, healing, understanding and growth. I will not tell you what to do but will instead help you to discover your solutions and /or your way forward.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work week days till 7 pm and do have some Saturday slots available.
Types of client