Jan Billington

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FdA Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg)
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Chorley, PR7
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About me

How do we navigate ourselves safely and with purpose when we feel unable to? 

Children and Young People - alongside my private practice I work part-time in a local hospital supporting children and young people who are at point of crisis with their mental health. Early research suggests that the pandemic and post pandemic has created a culture where for some children and young people there has been a rise in self-harm, these damaging behaviours may serve as a way of managing their worries and emotions and almost always tend to run alongside negative thinking errors and negative thought patterns.  This type of maladaptive thinking is adding to the impact of their mental health. I will work with your child to identify what is behind their behaviour of self-harm (this could be due to unresolved trauma for example) and support them to manage their mental health in a more positive way.

This client base often like and benefit from beginning the therapy using outdoor spaces via my eco therapy sessions, especially those who may have poor self esteem and confidence or who may be very anxious. This type of therapy allows a gentler way of beginning and building the therapeutic relationship.

Adults - I have experience in supporting clients who are suffering from anxiety and low mood. Some causes of anxiety and low mood may be due to feeling afraid and alone, anxiety and low mood conditions have a way of making a person feel as if no-one else really understands. We will work together to identify the causes through my active listening and using practical methods to support how we can lesson those feelings.

I also have experience of supporting clients with loss and grief. Grief is a very personal thing, and everyone walks their grief journey differently, sometimes there may be complex or secondary grief which can be challenging to navigate alone. I am here to support you on your journey and to help you navigate each part.

If you are at a point in your life where you are feeling afraid for the future and feeling out of control, please reach out to me so we can safely explore what you are experiencing. 

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. 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.

I use local parks to facilitate these sessions – some clients often prefer a mix of face to face and eco therapy throughout their therapy journey. This can depend on how they are feeling at that time and what they are trying to work through, eco therapy often support a client when they become “stuck” in the therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience


  • PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Trauma Masterclass
  • Trauma and beyond the essentials
  • 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
  • ARFID Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
  • Introduction to Horse Assisted 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.

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

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

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£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

When I work

Please contact me via email for available appointments. 

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Jan Billington
Jan Billington