Jane Wharmby MBACP

Jane Wharmby MBACP

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About me

I am an integrative, private counsellor working near Chesterfield, this means I can tailor the counselling to suit my clients' needs, personalising the service I give.  I offer down to earth counselling in a non judgemental, confidential environment with sessions available on weekday evenings from 6.30pm and also Saturday morning sessions subject to availability.

I work extensively with bereavement, anger, stress, anxiety, phobias (in particular related to anxiety and social situations); I also work with couples and the problems encountered in relationships, providing an environment where subjects can be talked about which are maybe too difficult without a third person to help both people find the middle ground.  I do short or long term work depending on the needs of the client and their problems.

The first session is a "getting to know you" session, allowing me to find out what is happening for my clients and a little bit of history. There is also the chance for clients to ask me some questions and find out something about counselling and how I approach it.

You will have control through the all the sessions, how often you want to attend, what is discussed, especially important if what is being talked about is very painful and even whether you talk.

I am also a qualified hypnotherapist and hypnosis can used as a tool during counselling, but only with my clients full agreement. A light form of hynosis is a very effective way of helping people to relax and have a rest from their stresses and tensions and can be a technique learned to use outside of the our sessions to "take a break" from lifes stresses and strains.  This is however not appropriate for everyone and if requested I will use my discretion about the course to take.

I am a member of the BACP and work within the code of ethics and I am also a student member of the BPS.

I have worked both privately and within a counselling service prior to moving home to Derbyshire in 2009, working with clients of all ages and with all types of problems including grief, loss, anger management, relationship issues, anxiety and stress.  Before I trained as a counsellor I was a General Manager within a visitor attractions company, it was a very complex and stressful job, but has provided me with a keen insight into work related stress and anxiety as I struggled myself to keep up.  This is in part the reason I became a counsellor.

I have a grown up family, my children live in the south of England, but I came back to Derbyshire as my parents are elderly and I want to be close to them at this time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 400 counselling hours (Jan 2012) related to many different problems.  Some of these were gained in a Counselling Service but the majority are from working with private clients.

I am currently studying for a Psychology degree (Hons) through the Open University, a course I am enjoying and which is adding a deeper knowledge to my existing qualifications and experience.

I also undertake counselling training each year to update my skills and attend a continual personal and professional development group each month.

I currently hold:-

Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Progamming
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Level 4)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Pain Related Issues
Social Affective Disorder
Employment Issues


My Standard Fee is £40.00 per hour, couples are £50.00 per hour.
I offer a few concession places where the fee can be negotiated for example for students.  Details of these are on my website - www.counsellinginchesterfield.com

Further information

I am a member of the BACP and the Hypnotherapy Society.
I am a student member of the BPS (British Psychological Society)
I attend regular supervision to ensure best practice.
I have full insurance
I adhere to the BACP code of ehtics
I ensure that I regularly update my skills through training courses.

Maps & Directions

Chesterfield, S43

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available weekday evenings from 5.30 pm and offer appointments on Saturday mornings for people who work away from home during the week.