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Jane Alcock MBACP Integrative Counsellor MSc Pscyh

Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32
07951856649 07951856649

About me

Hello and welcome. You may be reading this because you are searching for help with a concern you are struggling with currently, such as anxiety or relationship issues, or perhaps you feel lost and would like help to make sense of things in your life. I believe we all have the potential within ourselves to change and counselling, with the connection between the client and therapist at its heart, helps to unlock that process. It can result in more helpful thinking and behaviour patterns, resolution of difficulties, increased self-confidence and improved relationships.

How we would work together

I am a qualified counsellor working with individual adults. I normally work in a confidential home setting in West Meon, near Petersfield, but, during the Covid-19 pandemic, I am offering online and phone appointments only until further notice.

About the way I work

Central to my approach is a genuine, accepting relationship with the people who come to me for counselling. I use an integrative approach, which means that I draw from several therapy models, adapting my approach to suit you. My role is to work with you and to help you feel heard and understood.

My background

I believe it is important for counsellors to have had a broad life experience as well as the relevant professional experience and qualifications.

In my own life, before I changed direction to become a counsellor, I worked from home as a freelance journalist for many years while raising a child with severe learning disabilities.

Areas of interest and experience

These include working with the unique issues that parent-carers of children/adults with additional needs face.

I work part-time for The Challenging Behaviour Foundation co-delivering Positive Behaviour Support workshops and supporting parent-carers online during the pandemic. I am also a volunteer counsellor at a counselling service in Portsmouth.

My training and experience allow a flexible, holistic, client-centred approach that includes working with people who hold religious/spiritual beliefs, which they may or may not choose to explore in counselling. I only incorporate these areas in my practice if people specifically ask me to because they find them meaningful and helpful.

Getting started - how to take the first step

I understand that choosing a counsellor can be difficult so, to help you to get a sense of whether you would like to work with me, I offer a free, confidential, initial 20-minute consultation. This also gives us an opportunity to explore your hopes and expectations of counselling.

For more information, please visit my website www.janealcockcounselling.co.uk 

Training, qualifications & experience


MSc in The Applied Psychology of Intellectual Disabilities, with Distinction, at Portsmouth University and Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling at Waverley Abbey College, Farnham.

I am committed to my ongoing professional development and my knowledge and practice are regularly updated by continuing training, including attending conferences and workshops.

Professional Membership

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Reg. no. 384363 and Hampshire Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (HACP)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues faced by parent-carers of children/adults with additional needs/learning disabilities

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I understand that choosing a counsellor can be daunting so, to help you to get a sense of whether you would like to work with me, I offer a free, confidential, initial consultation.

Following sessions are £40 for 50 minutes. (I offer a limited number of concessions for those who might find it difficult to afford these fees, such as students and longer term clients).

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I also hold online, video or phone sessions with clients e.g. Zoom, Skype, Facetime or other online teletherapy service, and offer counselling via email or WhatsApp.


During the Covid-19 pandemic I am currently working online or by phone only until further notice. I can offer a limited number of evening and weekend sessions.

Types of client

Older adults


Jane Alcock MBACP Integrative Counsellor MSc Pscyh

Jane Alcock MBACP Integrative Counsellor MSc Pscyh