Jan Shepheard, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist, PG Dip. Counselling
There are times when it can be 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 over 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 Focused 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.
Difficulties you might be experiencing:
Many people focus on looking after other people and forget that they themselves are important too; this can lead to anxiety and panic attacks, stress and depression. However, 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 lead to feelings of low self-esteem or confidence.
Childhood trauma, such as sexual, physical and / or emotional abuse can play a large part in our adult lives, so that we can find ourselves repeating the same scenarios in our lives over and over again.
The work that we embark on together would include identifying how we make choices towards emotional health or away from it.
I am also an accredited Systemic psychotherapist and couples therapist. We would explore what is preventing helpful communication such as feeling not being heard or listened to, and look to identifying the resources the couple have so as to co-create possibilities for change.
If you would like to meet to think about how therapy could be helpful for you, please email me with your contact details and I will get in touch so that we can make a time. This initial assessment does constitute a therapy session and therefore costs the same as subsequent sessions.
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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50 Individuals (60 mins)
£70 Couples (90 mins)