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About me

Counselling can be helpful at various times in our lives. Talking about it with another can make a difference. An independent relationship that is confidential and safe.

You may be dealing with major life changes or beginning to recognise that you feel mentally or emotionally troubled, it may also be hard to pinpoint what is actually happening.

Perhaps you are struggling with parts of yourself that feel uncomfortable, or you are a little dissatisfied with life generally.

Maybe you can see recurring patterns within your close relationships and you need some help to make sense of these patterns and find a way of changing unhelpful behaviours.

I can offer a space where you will be listened to with empathy and without judgement. My role is to assist you in finding the answers to whatever troubles you.

Many people come to therapy to explore life changes or issues, but many also come for personal development. Awareness that we are not fulfilling our potential can be stressful too.

I am a person centred Integrative therapist. This puts you, the client, at the centre of the work, acknowledging that the answers to your questions are within you. My role is to empower you to find your own way though.

We may look at the past in order to make sense of the present; we may talk about the way you talk to yourself or how you see yourself in various relationships. You may find the answers to your questions by exploring your life, thoughts, feelings and behaviours in multiple ways.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychology & Computing BSc
  • Counselling Levels 2&3
  • Certificate In Counselling Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma In Integrative Counselling

I have been working within Pre & Post Bereavement since 2018. This includes working with many at end of life.

Loss and endings are a fundamental human experience, this extensive experience of what it is to be human, has given me a wealth of experience.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness

Fees

Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£40 for one hour session

I offer a free initial session which will be an opportunity for us to meet and discuss what you need from therapy. The relationship is fundamental to our work together, so it is important for us to experience each other before you commit to therapy.

From my perspective this session will confirm that I am the best person for the work. I am aware of my own limits to competencies and proficiencies and this session will confirm that I can meet your needs.

From your perspective it's important that you feel safe and can trust your therapist.

This session, should we decide to work together, may also involve administration tasks . This will include an agreement between us, which will confirm professional and legal points and caveats to confidentiality.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have availability from Monday - Thursday.  I can accommodate some early morning and evening sessions.

Further information

I offer sessions on Mondays - Thursday.

I also have some weekend, early morning and evening appointments available.

Please contact me by email or phone to have a chat about what you might need.

Dorchester
DT1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Jane Askew carers.connected.counselling@gmail.com

Jane Askew carers.connected.counselling@gmail.com