Jan Lake Personal Counselling and Therapy MNCS (Accred)
Hello and welcome;
The first step in any journey can often be the most difficult. You have now taken that first step.
Having counselling can be life changing and quite daunting, particularly if this is the first time. I believe the most important aspect of counselling is to establish a compassionate and supportive relationship with you based on trust and acceptance.
On our journey together we may simply talk, or choose to explore your journey more creatively, in the way that best enables you to move towards the power and strength within you.
As a Humanistic Integrative counsellor, I believe in the uniqueness of each individual, employing the approach that best suits your individuality and needs.
On your counselling journey, I will walk alongside you, as a trusted friend might, providing you with the support you need whilst helping you to find your own way. The pace and the destination of that journey being determined by your requirements and goals, at this time.
When you choose to take the first step on this journey with me, you will have the space and opportunity to talk openly about your feelings and experiences, in a safe and quiet environment where you will be truly heard and validated.
My journey into therapy began quite a long time ago, when my own children were small. I have four children who are now grown-up, but they all faced huge challenges at school, because of a cognitive learning difference.
This is now recognised as a ‘Neurological Difference’ and comes under the relatively new term of ‘Neurodiversity’. It was a huge journey of learning that was at times traumatic, yet at other times a very humbling experience.
Therapy helped us to make sense of those experiences and it was during this time that I began to develop my own training and understanding in different therapies, although I did not complete my training until my children had achieved and finished their education.
Alongside my psychotherapy training, I have so far completed four years training in Earth based wisdom, founded upon ancient teachings of appreciation, and establishing a deeper connection and understanding of ourselves and all others in a very grounded and heart-felt way. This training provides me with an understanding and appreciation of the many traditional resources and connections we can access for our well-being and deeper understanding of ‘the self’.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
- Diploma in Sand Play Therapy
- Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
- Certificate Transactional Analysis
- Shamanic Practitoner Training
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 per therapeutic hour