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
I have experience of working with many issues such as trauma, abuse, bereavement, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems and many more.
Prior to setting up my own private practice, I worked as a counsellor with Counselling for Carers. In addition to this I have done voluntary work in a wide range of settings from working at a homeless shelter to volunteering for the Samaritans. I worked with the Samaritans for over a year, this involved extensive training in active listening skills. I supported callers on the phone, face to face, via email and text who were experiencing suicidal thoughts.
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.
I am a registered member of the BACP, therefore I work within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Introduction to Childhood Trauma - working with adult survivors of childhood trauma
UKATA accredited Introduction to Transactional Analysis '101'
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
BSc ECON in Criminology and Sociology
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I work from a quiet yet convenient venue in Exeter City Centre.
I am currently offering a FREE initial 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.
I charge £35 per 60 min session with a discount for students.
I can offer some concessionary rates for those 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