Jane Oldfield Regd. Member BACP (MBACP) Counselling/ Psychotherapy
Oakwood Psychology Services
104 Kennerley Road
0161 493 3271 / 07958 020372
I am a qualified, BACP registered, counsellor providing counselling and psychotherapy in Davenport and Stockport, Cheshire. Before qualifying I spent many years working in the voluntary/ charity sector during which time I gained experience of working with people with a range of difficulties through my involvement, amongst other things, with the the rehabilitation of offenders in the community and the Stroke Association. I originally trained as a solicitor and worked in private practice and for a large insurance company for over 20 years. One of my key strengths and interests then was understanding people and relationships, often in stressful and difficult circumstances, and supporting them through change.
All of my work is underpinned by a strong personal interest, gained through personal and professional experience, in the impact of childhood experiences, historical family issues, social and cultural issues and diversity on self esteem, relationships at home and at work, identity and psychological wellbeing.
How do I work?
I work with individuals on an open-ended or time limited basis. I understand how hard it is to choose a therapist which is why I offer an initial session free of charge. This free session will be an opportunity for you to tell me more about yourself and your current difficulties; to check if you feel comfortable with me and for me to confirm that I am able to help you. If, at the end of this, we feel we will be able to work together we can arrange further sessions.
My therapeutic philosophy
I consider the quality of the relationship, and awareness of the process in the therapy room, to be essential for change to take place. The therapy process is one in which we work together, at your pace, on the issues that you choose to bring. Our first aim will be to build mutual trust and respect, creating a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for us to explore your thoughts and feelings.
We may draw on the theories of Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy to help us to understand why you feel, think and behave as you do in response to particular situations. We may also use techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to challenge your assumptions, thoughts and beliefs and gently encourage you to make changes to your behaviours. These interventions, together with the experience of a healthy, non judgmental relationship and validation of your experiences, will lead to increased emotional and psychological resilience and wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience and special interests
I have a particular interest in eating disorders am employed as a psychological therapist by the Stockport NHS Community Eating Disorder Service where I work with clients with a range of eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia and binge eating. I have completed extensive training in CBT-E from the Oxford Centre for Research into Eating Disorders (CREDO). CBT-E is an evidence based enhanced CBT programme, developed specifically for the treatment of eating disorders.
I am also a volunteer counsellor/ psychotherapist at Stockport Women’s Centre dealing with, amongst other things, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, historic family issues, domestic abuse, trauma and childhood issues including sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect.
I am an affiliate counsellor for Health Assured, the leading Employee Assistance Program provider in the UK. I provide short term, face to face, therapy for clients to help them with work related stress and support them back into work where issues have led to absence.
I have previously worked for a national mental health charity providing both solution focused therapy and general counselling and also within a prison where I worked exclusively with men presenting with a wide range of issues.
I am a professional, ethical and safe practitioner and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2016.
Qualifications and Memberships
Registered member British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Up to date Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB, Criminal Records Bureau)
Comprehensive Professional Indemnity insurance
Additional training and development
Certificate of training in CBT
Comprehensive training in CBT-E Oxford CREDO (Centre for Research into Eating Disorders)
2 years training in Integrative Psychotherapy (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)
Working with domestic abuse workshop
Working with shame workshop
Working with self harm
Safeguarding children and adults
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Perfectionism and body image distress
The initial session is free.
I charge £40 for each subsequent 50 minute session.
A limited number of concessions are available for counselling and psychotherapy students and those on low income.
I work primarily at Oakwood Psychology Services in Davenport, where I see clients both privately and on the NHS. I am also able to offer sessions at accessible premises on Greek Street in Stockport. Both premises have parking nearby and are near to good rail and bus services.
I can be contacted using the link provided or directly by email or by calling or texting me on 07958 020372.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer weekday daytime and evening appointments. Accessible appointments are also available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|