Jane Adams - Registered MBACP Dip.Couns
Exeter Mind and Body Clinic
I am a qualified integrative counsellor with experience working with carers and vulnerable people.
I believe building a strong and trusting relationship is the most important aspect of counselling. Finding a counsellor who you feel comfortable with is crucial to developing an effective relationship. I am empathic, honest and non-judgemental, with a warm approachable manner.
I focus on learning to see the world through your eyes which in turn helps me to develop a greater understanding of who you are. Counselling can help you to be your true self by working on any issues or concerns that you may have in a safe non-judgemental environment. It is a unique relationship where we work together to bring about positive change.
I work predominately with Person Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, however I am also trained in Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
My gentle, warm approach has helped me to work with clients over a long period of time, developing the trust for them to explore some deep rooted issues such as trauma and abuse. However, I can also work in a short term goal orientated manner if that is what you require. For me it is important to work in a client led manner as you are the expert in your life. I am here to support you along your journey and to help facilitate your personal growth and development.
Furthermore, I am passionate about promoting the awareness of mental health and I feel that counselling provides a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings where you are free from judgement or opinion.
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to setting up my own private practice, I worked as a counsellor with Counselling for Carers. Providing 1 to 1 counselling for people who were caring for members of their own family. I offered them space for themselves, as their whole lives revolved around those who were being cared for, some carers had lost a sense of self. I helped them to focus on themselves and their needs, by looking after their well-being this helped them to continue to care for their family members.
I have also done voluntary work in a wide range of settings from working at a homeless shelter to volunteering for the Samaritans. My work with the Samaritans involved extensive training in active listening skills. I supported callers on the phone, face to face, via email and text, who were in distress and some of whom were experiencing suicidal thoughts. Being there for them 24-7, arranging call backs and offering support without telling them what to do helped to empower them.
In addition to this, I work on a daily basis with people and the families of those who are terminally ill or living with life limiting illnesses. These people are often in shock or distress having recently received a life changing diagnosis. My warm empathetic approach helps them to deal with the situation.
I am a registered member of the BACP, therefore I work within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I studied for my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Devon Counselling College, this setting enabled my to gain a excellent grounding. The practical, hands on learning with tutors from a variety of backgrounds helped me to strengthen my skills and knowledge. I have enjoyed working with a variety of clients with a range of issues. I am passionate about being there for my clients encouraging them to be themselves. I help clients work through difficult times, encouraging them to be true to themselves. It is very rewarding to see the positive change in my clients. My own life experiences have also helped me to develop a greater understanding and empathy. I have a genuine interest in others and in understanding what life is like for them.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
BSc ECON in Criminology and Sociology (including modules on Social and Educational Psychology)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I work from a quiet yet convenient venue in Exeter City Centre.
I offer a FREE initial half hour session for you to come along and meet with me, to discuss what you would like to get from counselling and to find out more about how I work.
£35 per session for individuals
I can offer some concessionary rates for students and clients that are on a low income. Concessions are limited but please enquire for further information.
Testimonials from my clients
I would like to thank you for the support and wonderful counselling provided to me it helped me so much and I do feel much stronger and in a ‘better place’
I have had counselling sessions with Jane for the past two years. We have built a warm relationship where I felt I could share anything I needed without being judged. Jane listened attentively and gave me the space I needed to offload. At times she gently challenged me and helped me to extend my thinking and see situations from a different perspective. Jane gave me helpful strategies to manage my difficulties which I still regularly use months after finishing work with her. If I have need of counselling in the future I would not hesitate to contact Jane for further support.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently offer evening and weekend sessions. From April 2018 I will have some availability during the day. Please contact me for full details.
Types of client