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FdA Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg)

About me

Face to Face/Video/Phone:

The recent pandemic has really made an impact on people’s underlying mental health issues. Some are finding the simplest of things are triggering their anxiety to such a degree they feel unable to manage or cope with simple day to day tasks. You may be experiencing moments like this and wondering how much more you can take.

This is especially the case with clients who suffer with anxiety and depression, the uncertainty and sheer lack of any normality has really exacerbated their symptoms. People are fearful of their future going forward, and whether that is because they have a health concern, a work concern, a financial concern or a personal concern, the result of this pandemic has left people with a genuine sense of feeling out of control.

For people who have lost a loved one, they may be feeling isolated and vulnerable and unsure of where they can turn to for support with their grief.

For those who have been shielding for long periods of time, and haven't been able to see their families and/or friends, are now finding that they have lost some capacity in their confidence and feel frightened to return to going out again.

For some people, this pandemic has triggered unresolved past traumas which they are now unable to cope with.

Children are also suffering and the rise in self-harm and anxiety amongst them is at an alarming rate, sometimes self harm and negative thinking is their way of trying to self-regulate their feelings, their worries and their emotions.

At present there is a real sense of despair and hopelessness, and for some they cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. I want to tell you that there is light, and that there is hope, and I am here to offer my support.  I provide a warm and compassionate environment where you can safely explore what you are experiencing.

Sometimes the bravest thing to do……..is to take the first step.

Walking in Nature:

I also offer eco-therapy which means ‘restoring and developing well-being through connection with nature’,  connecting with nature can have lots of positive health benefits. Never more than now has the need to "connect" been more important, whether that is connecting with the environment or making connections with others.

Walking helps to improve our mental health and well-being, and studies show that being in nature helps to reduce negativity, anger, anxiety and stress. It also helps to reduce blood pressure, lowers the heart rate, helps with muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.

When we are outdoors we can be mindful of our environment, this can help to reconnect us to ourselves, in a more meaningful and positive way. It can help to increase our natural ability to regulate our emotions, and to support a reduction in our stress, anxiety and depression.

Please do not suffer in silence, there is help out there; feel free to reach out to me if you need my help.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Trauma Informed Approach Training
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Information Governance
  • Sudden and Traumatic Death
  • Sexual Trauma – Neurobiology of Intimate Interpersonal Trauma
  • Pluralistic Therapy
  • Phone and Online Counselling
  • Supervision and Self-Care


  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Foundation Degree Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
  • Adult Teacher Training Qualification

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such adhere to their ethical framework and professional standards.

Member of Anxiety UK.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Offering a bespoke integrative approach to clients based on their individual needs.

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Please contact me via my email at janbillingtontherapy@gmail.com for available appointments.

I check my emails daily and aim to respond within 24hrs.

Chorley, Lancashire, PR7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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