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About me

My Approach - In-person, online, walking and talking, on the phone...

Whether it’s anxiety, sadness, depression, hopelessness, shock, pain, panic, anger or numbness, your feelings deserve to be supported.

I work with adults of all ages experiencing major life changes such as bereavement; pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period; shock and trauma; helping those supporting victims of sexual abuse; relationships and attachment issues.

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations not of our choosing, that are making our lives difficult. Perhaps there are issues from long ago that still challenge you no matter how hard you try to forget them.

Current issues like the coronavirus pandemic, or the climate-change crisis can take its toll.

I have successfully helped clients to move forward and heal from persistent and painful thoughts, and overwhelming emotions. Using my professional training and insight into what works, we will build a trusting relationship that enables you to grow and heal.

I also offer outdoor ‘Talking With Walking’ sessions in a variety of rural and town settings near Chelmsford, Great Dunmow and Writtle. Taking our sessions outdoors embraces the powerful effect of nature on your senses to enhance the counselling, facillitated by me. The therapeutic effect is now well known, and also researched. But sometimes its just simply being outdoors that helps.

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 - face to face sessions)

My Experience - *Currently a counsellor with a charity supporting those affected by serious road collisions. *Recently a Bereavement Counsellor and Group Facilitator with an Essex based hospice.

*A former childbirth educator and emotional support for pregnant women and their partners in pregnancy, and the early post-natal period.

*A qualified trainer/facilitator with experience in the private, public and third sectors offering training on grief and bereavement.

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. (Adults) 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 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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer a full 60 minute session.  Short term, fixed term and long term. 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.

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.

High Easter
Nr Great Dunmow

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Please call to discuss.


Jan Maze (MBACP)

Jan Maze (MBACP)