Jane Blake MBACP Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children

Jane Blake MBACP Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children



07903 677932

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07903 677932

About me

I am an approachable & experienced counsellor fully qualified to work with Adults, Young People & Children.  I work compassionately & sensitively from a range of theoretical perspectives to best suit individual needs. Life can be tough - sometimes from a young age - but now you have taken that initial brave step towards learning more about yourself & improving your psychological wellbeing. 

Maybe you want to process & eradicate persistent negative thoughts, reflect upon your history to explore why something is still having an impact on you or find a coping mechanism for a current problem?  Perhaps you want to try counselling out of curiosity because nothing else works?   Having a dedicated time & place to focus on your own needs with a trusted counsellor allows you to sift through & understand the origin of problems & difficulties which may negatively affect the future.  With my support as an authentic, empathic & attentive counsellor, you will be able to accept life as it is, or find hidden inner strengths which enable you to move on & face the future with confidence & positivity.

I welcome you to a calm welcoming environment where you can express your concerns - together we focus on what you want to bring in order to bring about positive change.  The counselling process may be brief & targeted or lengthier with regular reviews but throughout this experience I focus on fulfilling your unique needs.

It is not easy to always put your experiences into words - especially to someone you haven't spoken to before - but self-expression is in my opinion essential for our psychological wellbeing. I also offer creative interventions as these can be liberating & empowering when words fail.

A productive counselling relationship is collaborative & built on deep trust so it is essential you feel safe with me.  I am therefore a registered member of the BACP & abide by its ethical framework.  I regularly undertake Continued Professional Development to broaden & deepen my professional practice.

I am currently a counsellor at Young Devon & have significant experience with local agencies covering a wide range of mental health issues as listed.  I have also supported primary & secondary school students with autism, hearing loss, communication & behavioural difficulties & those facing the challenges of adolescence.

I have a flexible timetable & am based centrally in Bideford & Barnstaple - both locations have nearby parking.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Postqualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 cpcab (BACP accredited)
  • Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Level 1
  • Understanding Autism Certificate NCFE Level 2
  • British Sign Language Level 1

Counselling Experience

  • Private Clients (Adult, Young People, Children)
  • Young Devon
  • Clarity
  • NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse)
  • WAND phone helpline

Group Facilitator

  • Therapeutic Talking Group for depression & anxiety
  • Therapeutic Music Group to aid self-expression

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Sessions are hourly & cost £35.  The initial session is non-binding.

Concessions are discretionary depending on individual circumstances - please ask.

Further information

Please e-mail with any enquries or leave your name & contact number on my phone & I will make contact with you as soon as I am able.

Maps & Directions

Bideford, EX39
Barnstaple, EX31

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Mon to Fri - 9am to 8pm. Sat & Sun by arrangement.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults