Jane Blackburn BACP (accredited)
If you are experiencing a difficult time just now, I can offer immediate support.
I provide a confidential service in which you have freedom to speak about anything which may be troubling you.
Short-term counselling can often be very helpful rather than longer term - I am experienced in both, whichever is appropriate.
An initial assessment will provide an opportunity to explore this and for you to decide if I can support you in either finding a solution or coming to terms with your difficulties.
You can receive support through counselling for many reasons:-
- the loss of someone close to you
- the painful experience of a difficult relationship in your personal life or at work
- coming to terms with any significant change in your life - redundancy, divorce
- work-related issues which are affecting your life at home
- trying to live with the effect of someone who is bullying you
These are just a few difficult situations; however counselling can help you during any difficult time which is bringing emotional pain or stress into your everyday life.
I am a mature counsellor who has both life and professional experience.
After 20 years working for several large companies in Human Resources, I chose to leave my business career and have spent the last 12 years building up my professional experience as a counsellor within the voluntary and private sector. I have experience of working as a counsellor within an EAP environment (Employee Assistance) and have received positive feedback from both my employers and clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Social Science
Post Graduate Counselling and Health
Post Graduate Careers Guidance
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £25 for Telephone Counselling. However reductions are readily available (or fees waived) depending on financial circumstances.