Jan Shepheard, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist, PG Dip. Counselling

Jan Shepheard, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist, PG Dip. Counselling

West Midlands

07930 415513

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About me

My Experience

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 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.

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, 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.

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

Couples Therapy

I am also an accredited Systemic psychotherapist and couples therapist. We would explore what is preventing helpful communication and look to identifying the resources the couple have so as to co-create possibilities for change.

Next steps

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Older Adults



£50 Individuals (60 mins)

£70 Couples (90 mins)

Maps & Directions

Birmingham, B30

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Tuesday to Friday - daytime and early evening

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme