My Approach - Firstly, I want to acknowledge your courage in seeking help. Maybe you are experiencing overwhelming anxiety, sadness, depression, hopelessness, pain of loss, panic, anger, numbness, or feeling powerless? I believe your thoughts and emotions deserve to be heard, respected and received with care, in order that together we can explore them so you can understand them.
I work with adults of all ages experiencing major life changes such as bereavement; pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period; shock and trauma; road traffic collisions; those supporting victims of sexual and emotional abuse; difficulties in their close relationships, family issues or any other change in life that you may be experiencing.
I have successfully helped clients to move forward and heal from persistent and painful thoughts, and overwhelming emotions that impact their lives. Combining my professional training with creativity and insight into what works, in my calm, safe space we can build a trusting therapeutic relationship that will enable you to understand yourself, and help you to find the answers you need to grow and heal.
In life we can find ourselves in situations not of our choosing, that make our lives challenging, and cause stress and upset. Perhaps for you there are issues from long ago that still affect you no matter how hard you try to forget them. Current issues like the coronavirus pandemic, or the climate crisis can seem hopeless.
I also offer outdoor ‘Talking With Walking’ sessions in rural and town settings near Chelmsford, Great Dunmow and Writtle. Taking our sessions outdoors embraces the powerful therapeutic effect of nature on your senses to enhance the counselling, facilitated by me. The therapeutic effect is now well known and well researched. Sometimes it's just simply being outdoors that helps.
Where attendance in-person is not possible, I am also experienced at using Zoom, Whatsapp, Skype, and Teams to meet with you online. Telephone sessions can also be very effective. In some instances, I may be able to do home visits.
Feedback - Client Quote - “I am blown away with the sessions I have had with Jan. I am rejuvenated and ready to move on.” (Adult male - online sessions)
Client Quote - "After the first few sessions, I had total admiration and respect for her and I trusted her completely. The one hour intense but sensitive sessions had a huge impact on my wellbeing and I felt myself getting better every week." (Adult female - phone and in-person sessions)
Client quote - "Jan has given me more than just the confidence, in making a start on the way to a full recovery." (Adult female - in-person sessions)
My Professional Experience
*Providing Grief and Trauma therapy for a charity working across Herts, Cambs and Beds, supporting those affected by serious road collisions.
*Providing grief and bereavement counselling for an Essex based hospice, supporting those with long term, life-changing or terminal illness.
*Delivering pregnancy , childbirth and post-natal education and emotional support for pregnant women, people, and their partners in pregnancy, and the early post-natal period.
*A qualified trainer/facilitator with experience in the private, public and third sectors.
Next Step - to contact me via phone or email with any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) - CPCAB
- Level 2 and 3 Counselling Certificates - CPCAB
- Diploma of Higher Education (Adult Education) Uni of Beds/NCT
- I seek out and undertake high quality continuous professional development each year, in topics that support my work, and challenge me.
- I am trained in the Rewind Technique, used to help intrusive images and nightmares.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a full 60 minute session. Short term, fixed term and long term. Fixed term, solution focus sessions can be agreed upon.
Concessions and block-booking discounts are possible. Please contact me to discuss.
My availability is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8am to 8.30pm. Wednesday 6pm to 8.30pm.
For clients with a changeable working shift pattern, a flexible approach can be discussed.
I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I receive regular professional supervision in accordance with the BACP guidelines. I have professional indemnity insurance.