Jane Trask MBACP

Jane Trask MBACP

Shebbear
Devon
EX21

50 Mill Street
Bideford
EX39 2JR

07519 492229 / 07519 492229

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Shebbear
Devon
EX21

50 Mill Street
Bideford
EX39 2JR

07519 492229 / 07519 492229

About me

Hi, I'm Jane.

Thank you for visiting my profile, I know that it can be quite daunting to look for support particularly when you're feeling vulnerable and with so many practitioners to choose from. Like you, I once scrolled through pages of profiles trying to decide who I could trust with my thoughts and worries, who might understand me and who would be easy to talk to. I offer a safe, quiet and confidential space for you to discuss and explore your emotions and issues, at your pace. I work in a creative and integrative way, which means that I adapt how I work to best meet your needs.

HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP
Sometimes life can be tough; we can get confused, low or stressed and can't seem to find our way - it's at these times that counselling can be useful and help us understand our emotions. People seek counselling for many reasons, sometimes due to a major trauma but it could be because there is something on your mind such as a current problem, a lingering feeling, an incident which still affects you, or maybe you can’t quite put your finger on what it is.

MY EXPERIENCE AND INTERESTS
I have helped people with addictions, anxiety and stress, depression, relationship breakdown and bereavement, family or relationship difficulties, low self esteem, work related stress including bullying, major life changes and feeling unable to cope, and many other issues. I have a particular interest in historic sexual abuse and eating disorders. I have also used pets as therapy in the past with very rewarding results.

WHY COUNSELLING?
I pursued a career in counselling after witnessing the devastating effect of crime when I worked in Crown Courts across the south-east. From burglary to rape, there is almost always an innocent victim who is left damaged by the callous actions of others. I wanted to be able to help these people. I am dedicated to working in the voluntary sector: I currently work as a counsellor with a mental health charity every week, and I have previously worked with a charity providing counselling for carers.

WHERE?
My dedicated ground floor therapy room at my home on the outskirts of Shebbear has plenty of secluded parking and I also use the treatment rooms above Raphael in Bideford if this is more convenient. I offer counselling to all irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic origin.

HOW I CAN START TO HELP YOU
I understand that asking for help can be a big step and one that takes courage, and while I will support you to find a way through your current distress, I won’t tell you what you should do or tie you into a lengthy contract. I will value and respect you for who you are and will never judge you. If you would like to talk with me on the phone to find out a little bit more about what counselling involves, please do not hesitate to contact me on the above number. I will make every effort to see all new clients within 3 working days of initial contact.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (hons) University of Surrey

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Member MBACP

Experience with:

Crown Prosecution Service
Counselling for Carers (C4C)
Clarity, Barnstaple
Pets in Therapy

Certificates in:

Child Protection (West Berkshire Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership).
Erotic Transference and Counter-transference
Record Keeping and Pre-Trial Therapy
Working with Substance Abuse
Complications of Bereavement
DBS Checked

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

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Fees

Individuals £35. Students £28

I offer concessionary counselling sessions when such slots become available. Please, do feel free to ask about these.

Maps & Directions

Shebbear, EX21
Bideford, EX39 2JR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Mondays in Bideford, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Shebbear. No evening or weekend appointments are available at present, as I currently have a waiting list for these.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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