Jane Jason MBACP ADV(Dip)
Do you long to feel happier? Are you alone with your thoughts and feelings, trying to make sense of them, but do not have the space or the know how to unravel what is going on?
I am an experienced, qualified integrative trained counsellor working in North London, Finchley N3 and Belsize Park NW3.
My approach is to provide a compassionate and understanding space to honour what you bring and to be able to help with expression of difficult thoughts and feelings, to normalise them and to look at alternatives. To build self-belief, and find new ways of relating with yourself and others. I can work as a psychodynamic therapist as well as a counsellor. What that means is I can go back to the past and look at how the past may be affecting you in the present. Equally, I can work with issues in the here and now. Or I can be flexible to both.
Your individual needs are my priority and I pride myself on providing a safe non-judgemental confidential space to unburden and be heard with whatever you bring. To help you get on the right path and feel able to take steps forward with your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by their code of ethics. As well as holding a Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling I also have certificates in Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics, Eating Disorders, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Time Limited therapy.
I believe I bring to the counselling room a breadth of life experience. I have come from a sales background working in large corporate organisations, which gives me insight to the working world. I also originally started out as a drama teacher and was involved with work for Children In Need. I am passionate about helping young people reach their potential and it strikes me how much these formative years shape the adults we become. For a young person to internalise their feelings and not express them can be detrimental to their health. Very often these overwhelming feelings lead to addictions, often body and food issues, as the young person tries to focus on one thing they can control, their food intake and exercise. I look to behaviour and feelings and working through them step by step, providing understanding and empathy. This may facilitate alternative more nurturing thoughts and feelings, and help the young person become more accepting of themselves, drawing upon their strengths, and learning to value themselves and to reach their potential.
I work for a North London bereavement charity as a bereavement counsellor and at a centre for counselling in Hammersmith and Fulham where the work is varied and reflective of an inner city borough. I have lots of experience of sitting with clients in deep distress and emotional pain and am resourceful and committed to working with a wide range of issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
Our first meeting will be an opportunity to meet each other and discuss some of the issues you feel able to bring initially. It also gives you the chance to see if you feel comfortable to work with me. I offer this session for £40. Seeking therapy is an emotional journey and commitment and in this initial consultation we can discuss the goals and issues you think you want to work with, although very often a client may feel they do not know and they just want to bring whatever is burdening them. I am flexible and sensitive to work at a pace you feel comfortable. Often, in any case goals are reviewed as the work begins, and I can work to both a time-limited model and also a longer-term course of therapy, giving you the opportunity to choose and decide the time and money you invest. Sessions are generally on a weekly basis and will be fifty minutes. I offer this session for £60, however, I do offer a limited number of lower cost sessions for clients able to book a twelve-week block booking, and I provide a lower cost individual session fee for students.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any aspects of the counselling and to find out more information. It is perfectly normal to feel anxious and nervous to start counselling and very often the fear of opening up is so great, that the alternative to feel stuck and remain despairing feels easier. It takes courage, and I sincerely understand this, but it will hopefully be the start of moving forward, healing and living a happier more fulfilling life.
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