Jan Boden

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MA Couns, Dip CBT, Accred to BACP
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Cleethorpes, North East Lincs, DN35
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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
Life Coaching

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

Photos & videos

When I work

Days, evenings & Saturday morning

Further information

Video counselling available.

Accredited to the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Member of the BABCP.
Evening appointments available.

Cleethorpes, North East Lincs, DN35

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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In person

I offer supervision to students and fellow counsellors, to support, guide and encourage growth and give constructive feedback.

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