Jan Shepheard

Jan Shepheard

West Midlands

07930 415513

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About me

There are times when it can be very helpful to talk things through in a non-judgemental and safe space so that you may come to a clearer understanding of the underlying issues that are getting in the way of you feeling positive about yourself and your life. I have been working in private practice and the public sector for nearly 20 years and have trained in a number of different disciplines which I can draw on to identify with you strategies and techniques to help enhance your day to day experience and connect more fully with yourself and others. Alongside my psychotherapy and counselling skills I use Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed techniques in my work. My experience has shown me that these practices can help you to discover or re-discover what gives your life meaning.

Many people focus on looking after other people and forget that they themselves are important too; people can often beat themselves up when they prioritise their own needs, seeing themselves as selfish or self-indulgent when they do, and this can make the feelings of low self-esteem or confidence worse.

The work that we embark on together would include identifying how we make choices towards emotional health or away from it.

I am also a qualified couple and family therapist exploring what is preventing helpful communication and identifying the resources the couple or family have so as to co-create possibilities for change.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • UKCP Accredited Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Certificate in Couples Therapy with Depression (IAPT)
  • PG Dip. Psychosynthesis Counselling
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate in Group Analysis
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy (Advanced Clinical Skills)
  • Mindfulness Practitioner
  • Certificate in Bereavement Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Older Adults




20 minutes free initial telephone consultation at a time to be agreed.

£50 Individuals (one hour)

£65 Couples (90 mins)

£70 - £80 Families (I will, on occasion, work with another qualified family therapist, depending on the family circumstances.) (90 mins)

Maps & Directions

Birmingham, B30

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays and Thursdays 8am to 7pm Wednesdays and Fridays 5pm to 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme