Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Perhaps you feel ready to address past trauma? Has the Covid-19 pandemic exuberated your social anxiety? Or maybe you are just feeling sad and stressed and you want someone to talk to?
Hello and welcome to my page. I'm Jan, an accredited counsellor with over ten years' experience working with young people, adults, and couples from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups. I understand that modern life can present complex, confusing and challenging emotions and my sessions will allow you to explore and reflect on these emotions in a safe, calm environment. Or perhaps there is previous trauma that you now feel ready to address - together we can work through past issues to achieve a more positive outlook for the future. I am here to let you speak and be heard without judgement or interruption.
I can provide short-term or long-term counselling and we can explore different techniques to help you find coping mechanisms and make positive changes in your life. You can choose between face to face counselling in a safe and peaceful environment in an easy to reach, central Oxford location or alternatively telephone and online counselling using Teams or Zoom.
After an initial assessment we can work together to find resolutions and coping strategies, whether you are dealing with a complex problem or just looking to develop yourself.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP) and I am DBS checked.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Couples Counselling
Certificate in Coaching skills
Certificate in Mentoring skills
Registration on the Proficiency Register for the BACP
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Brief Solution Focus Therapy (BSFT)
Child Sexual Exploitation
Safeguarding Children and Adolescents
OSARC Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crises
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer a reduced rate of £45 for children, students and young people aged 25 and under and low earners.
Day, Evening and Saturday appointments available
Although my working-model is based on a psychodynamic approach – which explores unconscious patterns of behaviour, particularly those stemming from childhood - I believe in adapting and reshaping my style to best suit the needs of each individual. I also actively use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) if requested. It is a very popular and successful technique that examines day to day thoughts and behaviours to see how they impact on feelings, with the intention of breaking negative patterns and learning more positive coping techniques.