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MBACP (Accred)

About me

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.

We can find ourselves in situations not of our choosing, that make our lives challenging, causing 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 pandemic or the climate crisis can seem hopeless.

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.

I also offer outdoor ‘Talking With Walking’ sessions in rural and town settings.  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 just simply being outdoors 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 -  "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. 

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My availability is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 8am to 8.30pm. Wednesday 6pm to 8.30pm.

For clients with a changeable working shift pattern, a flexible approach can be discussed.

Further information

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.

Nr Cathederal, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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