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Jane Archer-Townsend

London, SE13
07947 025 579 07947 025 579

About me

I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, working in private practice in Blackheath/Lewisham, London SE13.

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, I am glad to be able to offer online sessions.

I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental therapeutic space for you to explore in confidence whatever it is that has brought you to counselling.  I have experience working with a range of issues, including: anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, low self-esteem, trauma, addictive behaviours, cultural and sexual identity, bereavement and loss.

Taking time to reflect on things in counselling can help to give you a different perspective and understand yourself better. Through establishing a warm, collaborative relationship I can support you to address the issues you are facing, helping you to feel more able to trust yourself.  Working together in this way will allow you to begin the process of change.

My approach is integrative and relational, drawing on my training in humanistic therapies in order to support you in the best way possible. I have worked with clients from a diverse range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. I also offer couples counselling and currently co-facilitate creative therapeutic groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling using the Arts.

I am currently continuing in advanced clinical training in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework. I am also a member of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA), the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) and Metanoia Institute.  I am registered with the ICO.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

Individual therapy: £55 for a 50 minute session

Couples counselling: from £70 for 50 minutes

Further information

I work with adults in one-to-one counselling, offering both short and long-term therapy. I also offer couples counselling.

I have regular clinical supervision to support my work, and attend Continuing Professional Development workshops (CPD) in order to ensure my skills and knowledge are up to date.

To find out more about how I might be able to help you, or to book an initial session, please contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Italian

Accessibility

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

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Jane Archer-Townsend

Jane Archer-Townsend