Jane Blake MBACP - Counsellor for Adults & Young People (11yrs plus)
Approaching a counsellor may feel completely & utterly alien to you, but it is an opportunity for positive change. I recognise that approaching a counsellor to voice your need for support is a courageous thing to do & all credit to you for taking the first step by looking at the Counselling Directory.
I am a compassionate Counsellor for Adults & Young People & provide a safe discreet space for you to explore your situation confidentially. I acknowledge, value & respect clients' needs & wishes by working collaboratively to find individual strengths & resources. This process facilitates an increased level of self-awareness & a sense of empowerment. I enable you to explore both those parts you want to say goodbye to, & those parts which you want to welcome into your everyday life. Your improved understanding of your thoughts / feelings / behaviours will clarify any confusion & you can let go of those struggles which are weighing you down. Infact you may be able to continue life with a renewed sense of self-belief & purpose.
I work sensitively to combine several therapeutic approaches to best suit your situation. The most crucial & influential element of our experience together is the professional relationship between us which is based on trust. Talking therapy provides an opportunity for you to hear your own voice out loud, maybe for the first time, but I also provide creative tools for self-expression when words fail
I am fully insured & DBS checked & undertake regular CPD to develop my learning in order to benefit my clients. As a member of the BACP British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework in order to ensure your safety & provide you with the best possible service I can.
If you feel we might work well together, please leave your contact details on my answerphone or e-mail & I will be delighted to make contact with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Postqualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 cpcab (BACP accredited)
- Understanding Substance Misuse
- Understanding Autism Certificate NCFE Level 2
- Making Sense of Autism for Practitioners
- Online & Telephone Counselling Certificate, Counselling Tutor
- LGBT Awareness Training, Intercom Trust
I have worked voluntarily with several organisations locally:- Young Devon, Clarity, NDADA North Devon Against Domestic Abuse, WAND & currently work at Young Devon.
Guided Imagery & Music Level 1, Introduction to Art Therapy, Integrating Mindfulness into Practice, Moving & Being : Exploring creative ways of being in relationship, Body Image, Understanding the Teenage Brain, Eating Disorders, Anxiety & Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Making Connections with an Autistic Brain,
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Concessions are dependent upon individual circumstances.
I have a flexible timetable & am willing to adjust clients sessions on a weekly basis.
'Contact in psychotherapy is like the substructure of a building. It is seldom seen but it undergirds and supports all that is above ground.'
Richard G Erskine