Stephanie Jeans, MA Counselling, Clinical Supervisor, Accredited MBACP
67 Portchester Road
I appreciate that taking the first step to seek counselling can be daunting, and that you need to feel safe and comfortable with your therapist. I am here to help you with any issues with which you feel you are struggling. Perhaps you have a sense that you “just don’t want to feel this way any more.” We will work together to enable you to develop your self-awareness and find insights and solutions that are unique and empowering for you.
Our sessions together will offer a safe, confidential space to address whatever is on your mind. You will ever be judged, and support will be respectful and compassionate - If it matters to you, it is a valid issue for sharing in counselling. I practise an ethos of reaching out to all across any judgmental social barriers created by differences in culture, lifestyle, religion, economic class, and ethnic group. I invite you to visit my website www.indabacounselling.co.uk to find out more about how we can work together.
I can help with all manner of personal challenges and worries you may have, such as relationship issues, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, compulsive sex and porn behaviours, and abuse, to name a few. I have specialised in all manner of bereavement and especially in helping with the unique grief of those who have lost a child or a sibling. Alongside of this, I also have a special affinity for working with young people, following on from 13 years as a secondary school teacher.
To book our first appointment call me now on +44(0)7772696598, or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I offer a FREE 25 minute consultation, or a full session at half price, to assess if I am the right therapist for you. We can also talk on FaceTime or Skype if this suits your lifestyle and needs. I value your privacy - all calls and emails are dealt with by me alone and are strictly confidential. As we work together you will see there can be a more optimistic, confident and happier future for you.
I am close to bus routes, and there is ample, free parking. Access is easy with no stairs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Member of British Association of Counsellors and
MA Counselling (University of Nottingham)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision
Bachelor of Arts (Higher Diploma in Education) (University of Cape Town)
Prior to setting up my private practice I gained experience counselling bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents and the unique grief of those who have lost a child. Working through each person's unique grief process is achieved through an acknowledgement that expressing thoughts and feelings is part of the healing process and can lead to a positive resolution of grief. I have worked with all forms of bereavement such as homicide, suicide, accidental death, drowning miscarriage and illness. This was done with an ethos of reaching out to all across any artificial barriers of culture, religion, economic class or ethnic group.
I was a volunteer at an organisation offering counselling to people who have experienced difficulties in accessing a service on the grounds of mental and physical challenges, or other disadvantages and vulnerabilities. I have worked with many diverse issues but much of my focus with clients has been that of domestic abuse, and self harm.
I have experience working with young children at an organisation providing early intervention mental health support without stigmatizing children, young people or families. Working with vulnerable young children using play therapy helps with emotional and behavioural problems. This assists the building of self esteem and lowering of emotional barriers to leaning and aspirations.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
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I offer a FREE 25 minute assessment consultation. Subsequent sessions will be charged as follows:
£50 for one client
£70 for relationship counselling
£50 per hour Clinical Supervision
I see supervision as a dynamic working alliance between myself and a counsellor, and a joint exploration of material presented by the supervisee. I practise a Person-Centred approach and facilitate an opportunity for a therapist to reflect on their practise, receive feedback and encouragement, and where appropriate, guidance. In Person-Centred Supervision, the counsellor brings themselves such that the focus is largely on the counsellor as opposed to the client. My object is to enable the counsellor to gain in ethical competence, confidence, compassion and creativity, so as to be able to give the best possible emotional and therapeutic support to their clients. I encourage a constant curiosity so as to avoid complacency and to promote constant growth and self-awareness around emotional responses and how these impact in the therapy room.
I encourage supervisees to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding as counsellors, and to reflect on and evaluate their practise. I believe in providing a therapeutic space that offers a non-judgemental environment as it affords an opportunity to address thoughts and feelings that arise from client work. In line with this I assist in monitoring standards and ethics of practise, adhering to the BACP Ethical framework. I recognise that each party has unique and valuable knowledge and experience and that we can learn from each other.
While the focus may be on the supervisee, there is a responsibility to the client, and as such I consider it a three way liaison of counsellor, supervisor and client, comprising:
- Support and encouragement
- Teaching and integrating theoretical knowledge and practise
- Assessment in the maintenance of standards
- Transmission of professional values and ethics
Stewart, W., 1997. An A-Z of Counselling Theory and Practice.
Supervision is an essential element of counselling practice and the BACP recommendation is one and a half hours every month, with additional supervision should client load be heavy or if a specific issue arises requiring consultation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Thurs 8:00 - 19:00
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I see supervision as a dynamic working alliance between myself and a counsellor, and a joint exploration of material presented by the supervisee.View supervision profile