Jan Maze - Integrative Counsellor MBACP
My Approach - I am passionate that what is most important is that you feel heard and understood by me. I offer you a calm, safe and welcome space to explore your thoughts and feelings. My commitment to you is that I will listen without judgement and help put you at ease. We will work collaboratively to help you find your way forward, and always work at your pace.
Your thoughts and emotions may be causing you difficulties. You may have a current situation that is troubling you. Perhaps there are issues from long ago that may be difficult to live with no matter how hard you try to forget them. I can help you understand your thoughts and feelings; enable you to make decisions; assist you in coming to terms with events; help make clear where you find yourself in your life.
In exceptional circumstances I may be able to offer home counselling.
My Experience - My professional and personal experience is varied, with my main area of expertise focusing around all manners of loss. For example, sadness, anger, anxiety and all emotions related to grief. Sudden or expected death. Living with a terminal diagnosis. Feelings connected with sexual abuse. Shock and trauma. All issues connected with pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period. Major life changes.
Next Step - In the first place, I encourage you to email or telephone me with any questions you may have. I will answer emails and respond to voicemail at the end of the day I receive them. If you decide you'd then like to proceed with me as your counsellor, we can agree either a short term fixed number of sessions, or we can work in a more open-ended way allowing you the space to explore as much you need to.
There is easy parking available.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional experience is diverse from working with adults of all ages, varying cultures, and all manner of life experiences. Currently, I work at a large hospice with bereaved and pre-bereaved clients, and also with a charity that supports victims of serious road collisions. For eleven years I worked closely with pregnant women and their partners.
My professional development is something I focus on, as learning continues throughout life, and I try to ensure that what I learn is of a high quality, and of value to me and my clients.
- Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) - CPCAB
- Level 2 and 3 Counselling Certificates - CPCAB
- Dip.Higher Ed. (Adults) Uni of Beds/NCT
- Continuous Professional Development in Complicated Grief/Trauma/Shame
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sudden Traumatic Bereavement - I work with the shock and numbness that this situation brings, and the trauma symptoms such as intrusive images, and flash-backs.
In exceptional circumstances, I may be able to offer home counselling.
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£40.00 per 1 hour session. Payment is by BACS or cash at the start of the session and a receipt is available for you.
Confidentiality is of the utmost importance in and after the session and I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. In addition part of that good practice is that I receive regular supervision in accordance with the BACP guidelines. I have professional indemnity insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Varied across mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Types of client