Jane Schindler-Ord MBACP

Jane Schindler-Ord MBACP

20 Courtenay Park Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2HB

Room DS014
Dartington Space

01803 554 982 (Dedicated landline for therapy only) / 07773 689 450

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About me

During the covid-19 pandemic I will be offereing clients counselling via Zoom or telephone. Please get in touch for further details.

I am a humanistic therapist, and I work with individuals (adults, teenagers and children), couples and groups, who bring with them a range of life’s problems, challenges and possibilities. My aim is to encourage a deeper sense of self-awareness whilst focusing on the individual’s whole experience of life (behaviour, thoughts and feelings). At the heart of the work I do with clients is Gestalt therapy. I also integrate Body Process Psychotherapy which complements the Gestalt work perfectly as it brings awareness to the link between mind and body, and how the body can be an indicator of the roots of problems, as well as the key to healing them. In addition I incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Breathwork.

I am comfortable working with whatever my clients bring to me. Some of the issues that I have encountered with clients recently are: depression, anxiety, stress, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, relationship issues, eating disorders, low self-confidence, bereavement, unhappiness with work, home or life in general. I have an interest in working with people who have suffered trauma, or are experiencing PTSD. I also enjoy working extensively with children and young people of all ages. Often people will come to me because of a specific issue, but sometimes they want to do some personal development work, which can be anything from working out the priorities in their lives, to deeper more transpersonal work.

I offer long-term or short-term counselling and psychotherapy.

I create a safe and grounded space in which I offer counselling and psychotherapy to facilitate the healing, creativity and personal growth of my clients. I focus on the client and their individuality and uniqueness working with whatever they bring each time to our sessions. I work at the pace my client wants or needs to work at, whether that is a gentle, safe pace, or at a more challenging pace that 'pushes the boundaries'. I am very interested in the link between mind, body and soul, how they interact with each other and especially in how sometimes this link can break down due to personal circumstances or life events. I work with my clients to re-establish this link and help them flow more easily through their lives.

Normally therapy takes place in my peaceful therapy room on the Dartington estate. However sometimes, it is appropriate and valuable to take the therapy out of the room and into the beautiful gardens on the estate, or into the nearby countryside. This can be very healing and often facilitates clients in moving on if they are feeling 'stuck'. I also see clients in Newton Abbot.

As well as my private practice, I am also the coordinator of the Counselling and Mental Health Service at The Children's Society (Check Point) in Torquay. I teach counselling courses (CPCAB) and I facilitate counselling and CPD workshops for student and qualified counsellors. I have previously worked within the NHS with female survivors of childhood sexual abuse (both individual and group therapy).

I am committed to furthering my professional development and have attended further training in:

  • Domestic violence
  • Working with young people
  • Working with trauma
  • Working with sexual abuse
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Child protection
  • Confidentiality
  • Emergency first responder
  • Smoking cessation
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Anger, rage and relationships
  • Working therapeutically with groups
  • Sand play therapy
  • Supervising and managing safeguarding practice
  • Therapeutic Storytelling
  • The Gestalt Approach to Working with Children and Adolescents (The Gestalt Centre, London)
  • Safeguarding Children (NSPCC)
  • Mental Health First Aid (Youth)

Call me on 01803 554 982 or 07773 689450, both lines are private office lines (not personal or home lines) and messages can be left 24/7, you are also welcome to contact me by text message on the mobile number or use the 'Email me' link at the top of the page.

I also offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists (including students), please see my supervision profile.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in CBT
Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB Level 2)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB Level 3)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Level 4)
Diploma in Psychotherapy (Gestalt & Body Process) (CPCAB Level 5)
Certificate in Clinical Supervision (CPCAB Level 6)
Diploma in Creative CBT (DCCP)
Foundation Degree in Counselling (Open University & CPCAB)

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£50 per hour for individuals

£60 per hour for couples

Family and group therapy rates available on request

From £50 per hour for supervision

Maps & Directions

Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HB
Totnes, TQ9 6EN

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 user access: Yes


Daytime and some evening sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I bring a creative and fresh outlook to supervision.

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