Hi, my name is Jan and I am a fully qualified counsellor with many years experience. In these very challenging times we can feel very isolated and anxious about how the world around us may change, we need to stay focused on today and not look too far ahead. I offer counselling and life coaching via video calling using Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger, Zoom and FaceTime.
I work in several models including CBT and IEMT. Being an accredited member of the BACP, I also deliver, supervision and training. I work with organisations and companies as well as working in private practice specialising in stress and anxiety as well as many other areas of life issues. It was my very difficult and abusive childhood, extremely painful experiences of bereavements and challenges in life that led me to pursue my counselling career. Throughout my early adult years I underwent lots of personal counselling to help me move forward from a very painful, confusing and difficult place. Counselling allowed me to find myself, empowered me and gave me the tools I needed, to face life again and look positively to the future. I have learnt to live around my losses, not deal with them or get over them, that is impossible, but to move forward and learn to live around them, and find your new normal. Grief can be a very lonely and isolating place, we all grieve very differently and at different stages. Being able to share that grief can allows us to work through it.
I work within the Ethical Framework and Guidelines of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, offering a safe, empathic, non judgemental confidential environment in which to explore and unravel confusing thoughts and feelings. Specialist areas of work include negative and irrational thoughts, personal development, low self esteem/self worth, bereavement, suicide, depression, abuse, stress, anxiety, eating issues, confidence, assertiveness work and relationship issues. I also cover many other areas such as anger management and addictions, working with an integrative approach of Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic, dependant upon the needs of my clients.
Along with my private practice I am an affiliate counsellor to many EAP companies and have worked with several health providers, a GP Surgery, Secondary Schools and Industry, My aim being to empower clients to reach their full potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Diploma in CBT
MA in Counselling
PTLLS (Prepare to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector)
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
CADES Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Awareness
Introduction to Gestalt
Certificate in IEMT
Certificate in Supervision
Stress/Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Low Self Esteem/Self Worth, Confidence Building, Child Protection, Abuse, Bullying and Harassment, Challenging Behaviour, Working with Couples.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist areas: Personal Development, Negative Thinking, Low Self Esteem/Self Worth, Bereavement, Abuse, Stress/Anxiety, Eating Issues, Depression, Relationships, Work Related Issues, Suicide and Self Harm
Days, evenings & Saturday morning
Video counselling available.
Accredited to the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Member of the BABCP.
Evening appointments available.