Jane Blake MBACP Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children
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
- Private Clients (Adult, Young People, Children)
- Young Devon
- NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse)
- WAND phone helpline
- Therapeutic Talking Group for depression & anxiety
- Therapeutic Music Group to aid self-expression
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
Sessions are hourly & cost £35. The initial session is non-binding.
Concessions are discretionary depending on individual circumstances - please ask.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon to Fri - 9am to 8pm. Sat & Sun by arrangement.
Types of client