Jeanette Payne BA (Hons) MBACP Solace Counselling Services and Supervision

Jeanette Payne BA (Hons) MBACP Solace Counselling Services and Supervision

Market Harborough



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Market Harborough



About me

My main counselling practice is on School Lane in Narborough, close to Narborough train station and not far from Fosse Park and the motorway network. Nestled down a quiet and charming village lane, Solace Counselling offers a peaceful, confidential sanctuary, a place of safety where you can feel at ease to talk openly in a supportive, relaxed environment.  I also work in Market Harborough and Wigston.

As an experienced Counsellor I have worked with clients covering a wide range of issues. By providing a warm, supportive, confidential and safe environment I aim to help you to explore and gain a better understanding of yourself. Counselling assists you to find solutions to areas in your life that may be troubling you. It can be a great relief to share your worries and fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings and is able to help you reach a positive solution and improve your well-being.

By choosing private counselling you appoint a counsellor of your choice with times that are convenient to you; I offer daytime, evening or weekend appointments with no waiting list. You do not need a referral from your GP and can make immediate contact by email or a phone call: 07734000257

Please see listed below my areas of specialism and issues that I work with:

Bereavement Counselling may be able to provide you with support during very difficult times.  People have described their loss to me as totally life changing; they feel as though they have lost a part of their own lives which they will never get back.  Each person has their own unique way of dealing with grief and their own coping mechanisms.  Bereaved people are changed by the experience of their loss, they do not necessarily 'get over it' however a transformation takes place whereby the bereaved person learns to live again and come to terms with their loss in their own unique way.  I will accompany you on that bereavement journey helping you to manage your grief, respecting your thoughts, views and feelings and provide you with the comfort and support needed as you find your own way through.

Bereavement due to traumatic/sudden death
I have experience working for a well known charity to deliver resilience building programmes. These programmes have been designed specifically for people bereaved through traumatic circumstances. I can provide those of you who have experienced loss through sudden death with a set of skills to help you cope with stress, negative thoughts, anxiety, panic attacks, sleeplessness and nightmares.

Dealing with a breakup: The breakup of a relationship can turn your whole life upside down, it is a loss of all the hopes and dreams you had for the future.  It can disrupt every aspect of your life; your work, your home and your friendship groups. Grieving the loss of your relationship and recovering from a painful breakup is a stressful and emotional experience. Worrying about what the future might look like can be overwhelming.  However, it’s important to know that you can and will move forwards from this experience. Talking through the pain, sadness and despair you may be feeling will take you one step closer to a more hopeful future, we will work together to build up your resilience and you will find the strength to move forwards.

"I don’t readily reveal myself to others but I found I was able to trust Jeanette straight away and shared things with her that I wouldn’t normally disclose. She gives me the impression that nothing would be too shocking or ridiculous or off-key to bring into the light of day. I feel I can safely entrust my feelings to Jeanette and she will help me work through them".

My background has been varied and my experience and knowledge includes working in schools as a youth worker, in the business sector as a company director, in education as a counselling lecturer and for a number of years I was on the Management Group for a voluntary counselling agency.  This experience has proven to be invaluable in my counselling work; it has enabled me to develop a greater awareness and understanding of issues that affect people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Sometimes problems can become overwhelming, if you feel you are at this point it may be helpful to seek professional support.  Looking at the issues you believe are at the root of the problem and talking them through in a calm secure environment may bring a great sense of relief. You may not even be conscious of what is causing this nagging feeling of unease, by talking through your concerns to try and discover the source of these feelings and to understand why you are struggling can be a tremendous release.

Relationship Issues
There are times in all relationships when things don't run smoothly. An affair or betrayal does not have to mean the end of your relationship. If you are experiencing relationship issues and are willing to talk honestly and openly in a confidential environment about what is happening, you may find it will help you to understand yourself better, enable you to put things into perspective and find a way through your difficulties.

Do you feel that you listen attentively to what your partner is trying to communicate to you? Do you feel your partner listens sufficiently carefully to what you say? Breakdown in communication is central to all relationship issues; if you feel communication between you and your partner is deteriorating then talking to an experienced third person can help you to learn how to really listen. You may then discover what has caused the blocks in your communication and take the first steps towards improving your relationship.

We are all unique complex individuals. Life experiences shape our thought process and as a consequence affect how we relate to others and how we feel about ourselves, depression can affect anyone at any time.  People are not always aware or conscious when they are sinking and experiencing feelings unknown to them before.  People often use the phrase 'I'm depressed' to describe how they are feeling about current situations in their life, they may feel unhappy or that life is a burden however if these feelings persist and invade their everyday life early intervention such as counselling can be very effective.

Are you struggling with loneliness, feeling exposed, empty and vulnerable? Talking about these feelings, acknowledging that they do exist and that what you are feeling is very real can help to ease the pain, it can help you feel a little lighter and more able to find ways to cope.

Terminal Illness
If you've been diagnosed with a terminal illness, strong emotions and feelings can be overwhelming, you may find it helps to talk to a counsellor who is detached from the situation and is trained to listen and help you work through your feelings.

Anxiety and Depression
For the Counselling relationship to be helpful I work with my clients to gain a real sense of their feelings and personal meanings. I try to perceive the world as my client perceives it and feel what it might be like walking in their shoes. Embracing this attitude of acceptance and a non judgemental approach facilitates therapeutic movement. My clients are more able to feel safe to explore negative feelings and to move into the core of their anxiety or depression.  They are more likely to face themselves honestly without fear of rejection and experience a sense of self-acceptance.

Talking to a trained Counsellor
Individuals act differently to issues such as affairs and betrayal, bereavement, terminal illness, work related difficulties, stress or depression and these differences need to be understood. It can be helpful talking through these problems with a counsellor to put things into perspective and to try to make sense of what is happening. Sometimes this can be achieved over a couple of sessions sometimes it takes a while longer. Counselling gives you the time, space and importantly the confidentiality to talk about worries and fears in a non-judgmental and empathic environment.

My practice covers the South Leicestershire area with bases in Wigston and Narborough which are convenient to Countesthorpe, Cosby, Blaby, Enderby, Glen Parva, Broughton Astley, Earl Shilton, and Kirby Muxloe. I also work in the centre of Market Harborough. Our first initial meeting lasts for one hour in which a history is taken and you have the opportunity to talk through the difficulties you are experiencing. This allows for me to clearly understand the problems you wish to address and work through. It enables us to ensure that counselling is the best way forward for your needs and that you feel comfortable and trust working with me as your counsellor. If it is appropriate we then agree a time for subsequent counselling sessions which will be on an open ended basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced practitioner in Person Centred Counselling with a BA (Hons) in Counselling and CBT Training (British Psychological Society accredited)  I offer both long and short-term counselling to individuals.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with their code of ethics.

In addition to working in private practice, I have experience in Higher Education as a Lecturer and Supervisor of Counselling. I have also worked for a number of years in a Counselling Agency and in the voluntary sector for counselling in my local community.

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Sessions are for 1 hour and are £35 concessions are available dependent upon individual circumstances.

As a former lecturer in Counselling I am also willing to offer concessions to Counselling Students who are required to undergo personal therapy as part of their course requirements - fee on application.

Supervision fees on application.

Further information

Solace Counselling is a Private and confidential practice located in Wigston LE18 close to South Leicester College and The Manse Narborough within easy reach of Countesthorpe, LE8, Whetstone, Enderby, Narborough, Blaby, Littlethorpe Broughton Astley, Lutterworth, LE17 Wigston Magna, Oadby and Knighton LE2.

I also practice in Market Harborough LE16, close to  Oadby, Great Glen, Smeeton Westerby, Kibworth, Fleckney, Arnesby, Shearsby, Lutterworth, Husbands Bosworth, Theddingworth and Lubenham.  Lutterworth is just 20 minutes drive to either my Narborough or Market Harborough Practices.

Maps & Directions

Market Harborough, LE16
Leicestershire, LE8

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I am available for Daytime Evening and Weekend Appointments at: Countesthorpe Road, Wigston, The Manse at Narborough which is 2.1 miles from Fosse Park or Abbey St, Market Harborough.

Types of client

Older adults
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