About me

A safe space for difficult conversations to generate change and make a difference for Individuals, Couples and Families.

I have been working for over 12 years working with individuals, couples and families with a wide variety of issues. This includes support for people with anxiety, family and relationship issues, life transitions, suicidal feelings, separation, affairs, depression, addiction, trauma, loss, life crisis, abuse and disordered eating.

Couples Counselling This helps address issues that are affecting your couple relationship. This can include issues of betrayal, improved communication, issues of intimacy, closeness and trust. I work systemically with couples and adopt an approach that suits you both best. This might be talking about the past, or it might just be about focusing on the future. I will stick closely to what you are requesting - whether this is sharing ideas, advice and guidance, or be more of a presence and witness to your process. The systemic approach considers context and the wider system and helps to look at patterns, responses and tendencies that have developed in a non-blaming way.

Family Therapy Family Therapy is an evidence-based model which addresses issues that arise in relationships rather than focusing on one person's problem.  It is an evidence based approach that has been found to be helpful in treating individuals, couples and families and is a NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommended treatment for a multitude of psychological issues. These might that range from eating disorders, anxiety, depression and managing and understanding the impact of a persons illness or a mental health condition on a family. 

Family Therapy support families by creating a safe space for issues and conversations to be explored and worked with in a considered way. I will work with you all to guide the process enabling all voices to be heard and considered.  When an issue is addressed within the same context that it is experienced, there is more chance that the issue is better understood, managed and worked with in a meaningful way.

For Parents I am a certified in delivering NVR (Non-Violent Resistance) to parents. This is a family therapy approach that improves relationships between parents and their children especially where there are behavioural challenges, or parents feel they have lost direction with their parenting.  NVR is a structured approach that increases confidence in parents to maintain boundaries, whilst increasing a loving and supportive relationship with their children.

Consultancy & Supervision for Professionals This is a service for professionals to provide a systemic understanding, considering context,  themes, patterns, and to develop a relational understanding of issues. 

Training, qualifications & experience

About me  I work extensively with couples, families and children as a counsellor, Family Therapist and NVR (non-violent resistance) practitioner. I deliver workshops on NVR and systemic skills, offer systemic consultation and run a systemic supervision group. I am co-director and co-facilitator of a one year counselling skills course for social professions.  As well as having trained as a counsellor and Family Therapist I also have training in CBT and Psychodrama.

I provide therapy for Gloucester County Council on request.  In my clinical work, I aim to collaborate with other professionals in a multi-disciplinary way wherever possible.  I have worked with a wide range of issues, including eating disorders, anxiety & depression, separated families, reunification, parenting issues, trauma, ASC disorders, suicidal ideation and sexual issues.  I am fully DBS checked, insured, accredited and up-to-date with safeguarding training. 

I worked as a Family Therapist as clinical lead with an organisation in Gloucestershire as part of their child and family team, and now run a private practice. In my clinical work, I aim to collaborate with other professionals in a multi-disciplinary way wherever possible.  I have worked with a wide range of issues, including eating disorders, anxiety & depression, separated families, reunification, parenting issues, trauma, ASC disorders, suicidal ideation and sexual issues.  I am fully DBS checked, insured, accredited and up-to-date with safeguarding training. 

  • Course Director Counselling Skills Course – to current
  • Systemic Psychotherapy (MSc) 2018-2020
  • NVR Non-Violent Resistance Certificate 2019
  • Foundation and Intermediate Skills in Family Therapy 2013
  • Intermediate Skills in Family Therapy Systemic Practice 2015
  • Diploma in Biographical Counselling 2008
  • Foundation and Intermediate Skills in Family Therapy 2013
  • Intermediate Skills in Family Therapy Systemic Practice 2015
  • Diploma in Biographical Counselling 2008

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Photos & videos

Fees

From £75.00 to £95.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

How many time would I need to come?
I work flexibly depending on what you might need. I can provide short term work which is typically 8 to 12 weeks or long term work over a year or more.

Sessions last an hour (60 minutes)  and weekly meetings are recommended.

Fees:

Family Therapy sessions £95.00 per 60 minutes

Consultation fee to other professionals involved with the family £75 per 60 minutes

Family Therapy assessments will all be charged at £95.00 per session (3 – 4 sessions), thereafter sessions will be charged accordingly: 

Couples, parents and families together £95.00

Individual sessions £75.00

Email

Telephone: 07794 910 749

Availability

Monday to Friday, day time and evening sessions available.

53 Cainscross Road
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 4EX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Jane Chase

Jane Chase