Jane Blake MBACP Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children

Jane Blake MBACP Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children

Bideford
Devon
EX39

Barnstaple
Devon
EX31

07903 677932

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Bideford
Devon
EX39

Barnstaple
Devon
EX31

07903 677932

About me

I am an experienced & approachable counsellor qualified to work with Adults, Young People & Children.  It is difficult to ask for help, but by reading this you have moved one step closer towards understanding more about yourself & improving your wellbeing.  I work flexibly & sensitively from a range of theoretical perspectives & have an additional Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Maybe you want to process & eradicate persistent negative thoughts, reflect upon history to understand why something or someone is still having an impact on you, find a coping strategy for a current problem or just want to try counselling out of curiosity?  Having a dedicated time & place to focus on your own needs with a trusted counsellor allows you to sift through & understand problems & their origins, & to accept life as it is with confidence, or to discover inner resources which will empower you to look towards the future afresh.

I will accept you without judgement in a calm confidential environment where you can express your concerns without pressure.  In essence I support you within a nurturing relationship where we focus on what you want to bring in order to bring about positive change for you.

Self-expression is essential for mental wellbeing so I also offer creative interventions with clients of any age as this approach can be liberating & empowering when words fail.

Counselling may be brief & targeted, or lengthier with regular reviews.

I am currently a counsellor at Young Devon & have significant experience with local agencies & have experience with a wide range of issues (as listed beneath).

I regularly undertake Continued Professional Development to broaden & deepen my professional practice - the most recent being a LGBT+ awareness course in Exeter.

I am a registered member of the BACP & abide by its ethical framework. Counselling is a collaborative process built on deep trust,  so it is essential you feel safe.

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

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • 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

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 for communication difficulties

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

The first session is complimentary & an opportunity for you to ask any questions & see if you feel comfortable with me.  I will also make a full assessment of your individual needs.

Sessions are 1hr & cost £35.  Concessions are available for students / unwaged so please ask I also charge concessionary rates for 2 sessions each week so please ask about those.

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 can.

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

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Monday to Friday daytime & early evening, weekends by arrangement

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults