About me

How do I work? 

As well as face to face I also offer counselling sessions by Skype and Telephone.

Jane Humphreys BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy
My counselling approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Although I work mainly with CBT, I also have experience and training in other approaches, therefore, I am able to adapt my therapy sessions depending on what the client needs or requires. 

As a CBT counsellor I work with my clients assisting them to understand some of their difficulties and any underlying beliefs they may have. Although I do not give clients advice, I offer support and encouragement as they begin to learn to develop new ways of thinking and approaching their problems. With improved ways of thinking towards problematic issues the client will experience enhanced emotions and feelings, as a consequence the client will develop and perform new, more positive behaviours. This can be achieved by empowering the client to bring about change.

How can counselling help?

As we are all aware life is full of ups and downs, often our friends and family can offer us help and support. However, sometimes this is not enough nor suitable, at this point to seek professional help may be useful. During a counselling session you will be given the time and the space to speak about issues that concern you and together with the counsellor explore these difficulties in a confidential, non-judgemental environment.

What is CBT?
CBT works on the negative thought processes and beliefs that individuals hold about themselves their future, the world and others. Negative thoughts and beliefs can have the effect of making us feel low and unable to cope, therefore, having a knock on effect on the way we may react to particular situations.

Why choose me as your counsellor?
I have been practising as counsellor for about 12 years now, and its a position I feel very privileged to find myself in.

I take great pride in being able to assist individuals and couples in moving forward to a place in their lives where most feel stronger and more able to cope with whatever may come their way, by developing a more positive and realistic view point.

I consider myself to be a warm and caring person, offering a one-to-one counselling service in a private setting for individuals or couple seeking professional help.

CBT works well with conditions such as:

  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Social Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.

Where will the sessions take place?
I operate from an office in Ongar during week days and evenings.

What happens next?
If you are unsure if counselling is of benefit to you, or if you are unsure if we can work well together, booking your initial assessment session will give you a better idea. This time will be used to gather information so that I am able to understand what is going on for you, in addition so that we can discuss ways in which I can assist you in moving forward.

Please call or text me on: 07970049771 or click here to send me an email.

Due to the nature of my work, I am not always able to answer my telephone. Should this be the case, please leave your name and number and I will contact you as soon as I am able, at which time I will endeavour to answer any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (CBT)
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • NCFE Certificate's in Person Centred Counselling Skills Levels 2 and 3
  • Training in Drugs and Alcohol & Mental Health
  • Training and experience in Couples Counselling
  • Training in Bereavement.
  • Training with Eating Disorders

On going Continued Professional Development through the year.
MBACP (Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

  • I also work for West Essex Mind.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Additional information

The initial session is charged at Half Price
Each session lasts 50 minutes.

The number of sessions depends on the varying needs of the individual or couples; these usually range from 6 sessions upwards.

The amount of sessions required will be negotiated with clients and mutually agreed by both parties.

Individual Counselling
Fee's for individuals start from £50 during the day up to and including the 4pm session, and £60 for sessions starting from 5pm onwards and weekends.

Couples Counselling
Couples are charged at £60 during the day  and up to and including the 4pm session, and £70 for sessions starting from 5pm onwards.

Unable to travel or too busy to come to a session?
In addition, I am now also offering Skype and Telephone Counselling.                   It is not necessary to offer an initial session for these sessions and charges are as follows:-  £30 per 50 minute session daytime and £40 for an evening session.

Please call or text me on: 07970049771 or click here to send me an email.


Monday to Friday daytime and evenings

Further information

As a member of the BACP I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy which can be found (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). Conditions of being a member of the BACP requires that I attend regular supervision and that I am committed to continued professional development through courses, seminars and peer supervision.

Suite 5
Central House
High Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



Jane Humphreys

Jane Humphreys