Jane Steele, Dip HE Counselling, MA., BSc., MBACP
Jane Steele (Dip. HE Counselling, BSc, MA, Dip SW, MBACP) offers professional, personal counselling. TIME TO BE HEARD is a caring, competent and confidential service with a free initial consultation and evening and day time appointments.
Jane is a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She practises to high standards within its Ethical Framework and has very extensive experience of helping people find ways of coping with life's difficulties.
She has worked professionally for over 25 years as a counsellor, social worker, senior manager, antenatal and postnatal teacher.
Jane runs one-hour individual confidential counselling sessions in both central Sheffield and South-West Sheffield. Rates are reasonable and she offers a free initial consultation which will help you decide whether to continue.
Evening as well as daytime sessions are available, with flexibility regarding appointments to suit you.
Counselling offers a one to one confidential service with a trained professional, in a safe, caring, respectful and trusting setting, where you can share worries and distress and explore ways of dealing with your difficulties.
As a counsellor I will bring my skills in listening, empathising, being non judgemental, analysing and making links as well as my experience in helping people make sense of their life and make changes if they wish. I have considerable knowledge of human development and difficulties that arise in that on going process and bring extensive experience of assisting others in coping with all that life can challenge us with.
I practice a model of counselling that integrates various counselling approaches. It has at its basis the importance of a safe, trusting, caring and confidential relationship between counsellor and client. I then draw on different techniques and approaches according to the particular need of the individual client.
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy http://www.bacp.co.uk/ I practice to high standards within its Ethical Framework.
I have very extensive experience of helping people find ways of coping with life's difficulties. I have worked professionally as a counsellor, social worker, senior manager, antenatal and postnatal teacher. I have achieved high levels of academic learning as well as practice experience in each of these fields. I have also raised my own family and faced challenges to do with difficult early life experiences as well as continuing my own development through meeting on going life demands.
I have worked for CRUSE (bereavement counselling), MIND (a mental health charity), MENCAP ( a charity for people with learning disabilities), Sheffield Alcohol Advisory Service, Parent Lifeline and National Childbirth trust. I also have wide experience as a social worker in hospital, child protection, adoption and fostering settings.
Clients have worked through issues to do with family breakdown, relationship problems, bereavement (including loss of a child), miscarriage, abortion, suicide, child abuse, trauma, life threatening illnesses, disabilities, alcohol and substance misuse, domestic violence, bullying, identity, job stress and job loss, feelings of anxiety and depression, sexuality, adoption etc. There is nothing that is likely to shock or throw me after years of being with people at the sharp end of what life can and does throw at us!
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Higher Education in Counselling (BACP accredited course)
Accredited CRUSE bereavement counsellor
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Master of Arts, Applied Social Studies
Diploma in Social Work
BSC (Soc Sci) Hons
Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I practice to high standards within its Ethical Framework.
I have worked with men and women from all walks of life and of different ages, sexuality, religions and ethnicities.
25 years professional experience working with people facing life difficulties and helping them find ways of coping.
Over 10 years in private counselling practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- 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
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues to do with adoption, fostering, having a disabled child, loss of a child, bereavement. Also life transitions, life changes, major relationship, health or work changes and self esteem difficulties.
I offer individual counselling
Sessions are for 1hr
Free initial consultation
Eve as well as daytime appointments
Short or medium counselling can be agreed to meet your individual needs
Weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions according to need
Can see within a few days of initial contact
Sessions held in Sheffield, easily accessible by car with parking or on the bus... bus stop 2 mins away.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer sessions in the evening as well as in the day time. I can usually see clients within a few days of contacting me. I can be flexible re timing of sessions week to week.
Types of client