Jane Kershaw

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Bristol BS9 & BS14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling sessions are offered in Sea Mills & Whitchurch* in Bristol.

Zoom, phone and some home visits are available*.

As a Person Centred Therapist I am non directive. Each person has their own motivation for positive change and if allowed to explore that motivation in a safe, non judgmental environment, then positive change can occur.

I trust my clients know themselves and their experiences better than I do. Our relationship is founded on unconditional positive regard, empathy and genuineness. Clients use their time in their own way and at their own pace to examine those areas causing them concern. My role is assisting clients in finding their own answers and solutions that are unique to them and their experience, to realize their own potentiality.

I offer a trauma informed, person centred approach for those clients experiencing distress, anxiety or depression. Some are working through life crises, coming to terms with loss, have suffered abuse / emotional abuse, or are going through separation and divorce, difficulties with relationship or family issues. I work with individuals and some children and young people. I am also able to offer assistance with issues of trauma, low self esteem and low self confidence, anger management, grief and loss, feeling sad, spirituality, obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety, panic and seasonal affective disorder. It's about enabling everyone to fulfil their potential.

My Initial Online Consultation is free so people feel welcome and able to make a choice. I charge £50 an hour.  I also offer some discounted sessions, contact me for more details

Unable to make an appointment in person? Attend a confidential session on Zoom giving you the flexibility and ease of not having to leave your home. Face to face person-centred counselling is also available to help you make the changes you want. All initial consultations are currently online and face to face appointments available thereafter. Some home visits are available*.

Phone 07899784282 for more information.

People can self refer by phoning on 07899784282

All sessions last 60 minutes for Adults.  Sessions for Children (from 11 years old upwards) and some Young People last 45 minutes.

Block booking of 6 sessions is available if you prefer, this would result in a discount for each session to £45 per session.

24 hours notice must be given for cancellations otherwise 50% of fee is charged

All messages left on the answer machine are responded to within twenty four hours.
*I am currently in Whitchurch on Mondays
**Home visits incur an additional fee.

Training, qualifications & experience

* Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

* BA (Hons) Housing and Development 2:1

* City & Guilds Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

* ITEC Diploma Anatomy & Physiology

* Usui System Natural Healing - Reiki Master Teacher

Over 35 years experience of working in the care and support field. Working within the Probation Service, Public and Voluntary Sectors. I have been an advocate for adult survivors of institutional child sex abuse and formerly an Approved Foster Carer for Avon Social Services.

Experience of counselling in an organisation taking GP referrals; Employees Assistance Programmes and Private Practice, offering both short and long term counselling over a broad range of issues and circumstances.


Trauma Informed Approach


Drug Awareness Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Attachment and Loss

Understanding the Complexities of Sexual Abuse

One Day Workshop in C.B.T

Appropriate Adult Training

Vulnerable Adult Training

Mental Health Awareness

Cultural Awareness

Child Protection

Working with Diversity

South Asian Cultural Awareness

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

All Online Initial Consultations are free of charge and last approximately 30 minutes.

Face to Face Initial Consultations are £30

Individual session prices start at £50 an hour.

Zoom, WhatsApp and home visits* are available

Block booking of 6 sessions is available at £270 (£45 per session) payable up front

24 hours notice must be given for cancellations otherwise 50% of fee is charged

Daytime and evening sessions available.

Discounted sessions are available, contact me for more details on availability

*Zoom & WhatsApp Sessions are f charged at the same rate as face to face sessions.

*Home visits incur an additional fee.

People can self refer by phoning on  07899784282

Alll sessions last 60 minutes for Adults.  Sessions for Children (from 11 years old upwards) and some Young People last 45 minutes.

All messages left on voice mail  are responded to within twenty four hours.

I accept cash, transfer to my bank account, Paypal and debit / credit cards

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime and evening appointments.

I aim to be as flexible as possible to meet my client's needs. Face-to-Face, Phone, Zoom, WhatsApp and home visits* are available

Further information

"When I first sought help from Jane I was on anti depressants and suffered from a very low self esteem. I no longer suffer from these negative emotions and my life has turned around. I have regained my old happy self and my self respect.
This rediscovered self respect has given me the courage to leave my old job which made me unhappy and I have started working for a new company and thoroughly enjoy my new employment.
I have rediscovered my zest for life and no longer take anti depressants thanks to the help of Jane."

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3 & 5 Trym Leaze, Sea Mills, Bristol, BS9 2EY

Therapy Centre, 12 Kinsale Road, Bristol, BS14 9HB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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