Jan Irwin

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( registered MBACP, MA Relationship Therapy)
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Pinner, Middlesex, HA5
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

Welcome.
I am a qualified, experienced psychotherapist, specialising in Relationship and Couple Counselling. I work both with couples, and individuals who are having difficulties in their personal and working relationships with others.

One of the most important conditions for effective therapy is that a safe, close and comfortable relationship develops between the client and therapist. I aim to provide a flexible service, in a confidential, safe and supportive environment in which to help you explore and resolve the relationship issues that you identify as being problematic.

At times in your life when you feel stuck and confused, unable to resolve problems on your own, it can be very helpful to talk about what's on your mind. Sometimes close friends or family aren't the best people to talk to, and this is when a trained and objective counsellor can really help.

As well as being able to help resolve painful relationship difficulties, I may be able to help with other difficult life situations, such as important but stressful transitions. At times like the birth of a new baby, children leaving home, or retirement you may feel quite emotional and distressed, and not understand your own reactions. These are often times of emotional crisis, that can lead to growth and resolution if dealt with.

My practice is based in the Pinner area,  close to convenient parking and public transport. As a result of the pandemic , and restrictions on face to face counselling, I was mainly offering individual or couple counselling through web -cam, on Zoom, which is still available, but have recently started offering a limited number of sessions of face to face counselling again. I can also offer individual clients counselling by telephone. If you are unsure about what counselling methods could work best for you, please call or email to discuss this further.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MA degree in Relationship Therapy, and an MSc degree in Social Policy and Social Work. I qualified as a Relate Counsellor in 2014.

In addition, I attend numerous Continuing Development Courses to ensure that I keep up to date with latest developments in relationship therapy. I most recently attended training in working with attachment traumas, domestic abuse, substance misuse, supporting people with sexual addictions and their partners.

I have 35 years experience of supporting people through life’s difficulties, through various roles, developing, delivering and managing support services. This experience includes working as a relationship counsellor for a voluntary sector counselling service, managing a counselling and advice service for women, developing and managing a therapeutic domestic abuse intervention programme for men and women, as well as key worker in a young family support service.

I have completed a Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individual and Groups, so can offer supervision to counsellors in organisations or private practice.

I also work with organisations, such as local authorities and charitable organisations, as a trainer, mentor and consultant on the psychological aspects of domestic abuse and attachment traumas.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Fees

£60.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I charge £ 35 for an initial consultation on zoom.

I charge £60 for individuals, and £70 for couples, for all on-going counselling sessions. On-going Sessions are currently offered on zoom, by telephone for individuals or in person.

Sessions last for approximately one hour.

Concessions are available, so if the full fees would cause hardship, please discuss this with me. Fees can be re-negotiated at any stage of therapy.

Pinner, Middlesex, HA5

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I can offer counselling by webcam for clients who cannot attend in person.

Online platforms

Zoom