Jane Lovatt BA(Hons), Dip. Couns. MBACP
1 Watford House Lane
Bushey Therapy Centre
85 Melbourne Road
Counselling in Watford / Bushey / & Northwood. (Alternatives, 118 High St, Northwood. HA6 1BJ)
Whatever is troubling you I will encourage you to tell me about it in a safe and non-judgemental setting. You can share things that perhaps you don’t want to talk to friends or family about. Together we will endeavour to fully explore and understand your feelings, reduce distress, and support you to move forward as you choose.
What is Counselling
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and talking to a counsellor can help to get things into perspective. Counselling offers you a secure space to explore what is going on for you, with someone trained to listen carefully, with respect and really try to fully understand you and your feelings. Counselling is not about someone “telling you what to do, giving advice, or simply granting your wishes” but can be about supporting you to explore your feelings and concerns which may then make decision making clearer.
Current crisis / deeper issue / Self Care
Surprisingly quite often the thing that brings a person to seek support e.g. some sort of current crisis may be a way in to understanding deeper causes of unhappiness, anxiety or depression. Sometimes people live with a feeling of "something just not being quite right". Counselling can help develop Self-Awareness which in turn can be life changing! That’s the good news - but like most things in life it doesn’t happen without effort, and can be painful. However from personal experience I would say the results are definitely worth it! So be brave, aren’t you worth it? Answering “Yes” to that question is the first step on your journey (with me by your side), to personal growth and hopefully increased happiness. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP Full member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
L4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA (Hons) Education and Theology
What to expect
I work mainly from a person-centred perspective but may include relevant Psychodynamic aspects and CBT and TA tools if appropriate. Sessions are usually once a week for 50 mins.
Issues I have experience in are:-
Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Low Self Esteem, Low Confidence, Not feeling Good Enough, Panic Attacks, Relationship Issues / Abusive relationships, Sexuality, Addictions, Specialist Issues related to Ex Boarders from Boarding School, Bullying, Loss and Bereavement.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sometimes the issue is a combination of things, or just hard to categorise precisely. If you don't see the specific subject area listed please do feel free to contact me.
Short term e.g 4-6 sessions and / or Long term weekly on-going counselling available.
Fees are £45 for a 50 min session
Initial session is charged at £35
Discounted rates available for Counselling Students. Please enquire.
Unrestricted on street parking at Bushey Therapy Centre.
Also close to bus route 142 and 258.
Central Watford Location at The Barn WD17 1BJ within walking distance of Watford Junction / Watford Tube line and on numerous bus routes.
For car parks within 5 mins walk and £2 for up to 2 hours please see http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/watford_high_street/
Alternatives, 118 High Street, Northwood, MIDDX. HA6 1BJ
Please also see www.janelovattcounselling.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible appointment times available. Daytime and evenings. Watford Town Centre and Bushey locations
Types of client