Jane Titterton (Counselling Psychologist, Reg. HCPC)
I am a Counselling Psychologist with over 12 years experience. Counselling psychologists understand diagnosis and the medical context to mental health issues. I work within my client’s unique psychological perspective to empower their recovery and alleviate distress.
I have worked in higher education institutions, adult mental health, employment, Centrelink (Australia) and high schools. I have over 4 years experience counselling clients online using video call technology (Skype).
I believe that a sound theoretical grounding is an important development of counsellor practice. Research has found a relationship between effective counsellors and their personal philosophy. My own personal model of counselling is grounded in the person-centred approach.
The core themes of the person-centred approach – unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence are central to my way of working as counsellor. Empathy is powerful and involves understanding the whole person including their perceptions, ideas, meanings as well as their feelings and emotions.
I aim to promote genuine relational depth through empathic understanding, congruence, authenticity and a belief in my client as the expert in their life.
I work in a process-oriented way which means I am particularly interested in how clients experience the world and explore ways to help understand and clarify these experiences and feelings. This can involve exploring the mind-body connection and doing mindfulness work.
Training, qualifications & experience
2015: MA Counselling (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
2013: Online Therapeutic Relationships (Theoretical Considerations) (Online Therapy Institute)
2012: Using Videoconferencing to Conduct Online Counselling (Online Therapy Institute)
2001: BA Psychology (Honours) (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Organisational Registration & Membership
2015 – current: Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
2006 – current: British Psychological Society (BPS)
2010 – current: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
2004 – 2010: Victorian Psychologists Registration Board (became AHPRA in 2010)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cross Cultural issues
Race and ethnicity
Shame & guilt
Initial consultation fee: £30
Face to face appointment: £45
Online video call appointment: £40
Appointments will last approximately 50 minutes
Reduced rates may be available for students and individuals on low-income, please enquire if you feel you are eligible.
Short term and long term work available.
What is Online Video Call Counselling?
This is real-time counselling using audio (microphone) and visual (webcam) technology over the internet. Video calls are placed using Skype of Vsee software which can easily be downloaded to your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
There are similarities to in-person/face-to-face counselling in that it happens in real-time and you can see your counsellor’s face and shoulders. It is different to traditional in-person counselling as it can take place in the comfort of your own home but not all body language can be observed. It can be a convenient and affordable way to access counselling.
I have carried out a small piece of research that indicates that online video call counselling can be effective for clients when measured against global assessment of functioning (GAF), academic retention and client feedback.
There are some guidelines for online video counselling which I send to clients prior to our first appointment. The main points are that you are in a quiet and confidential space for your counselling sessions, where you cannot be interrupted or overheard. You may wish to take some time prior to our online video call counselling session to gather your thoughts and think about what you wish to discuss. You may also wish to allow some time after your video call counselling appointment to reflect on what has been discussed and note any feelings that you may have or thoughts to pick up on for next time.
I am UK based though I am able to work with clients based in other countries for online video counselling. My registration as a psychologist in Australia uniquely places me a professional position to work with clients based in that region.
To make an appointment:
Please contact me on Tel: 079 2846 7307 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an initial consultation. Please let me know whether you prefer a face to face or online video call counselling appointment and your availability. I will aim to get back to you within 48 hours.
An initial consultation is an opportunity for you to talk about why you have sought out counselling and how these issues have been affecting you. You may want to think about what you hope to gain from counselling or the type of help or support you are looking for.
After our initial consultation, if you are willing to proceed with further sessions of counselling we will arrange these.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Face to face counselling: Wed-Sun (flexible) Online video counselling: Wed-Sun 9am-9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|