Jane Blake MBACP Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children

Jane Blake MBACP  Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children


07903 677932

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About me


I am a compassionate & experienced integrative counsellor qualified to work with Adults, Young People & Children. I work integratively - by adapting my therapeutic approach to best suit individual needs & wishes.  I also have an independent Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which qualifies me to provide tailored CBT for Adults, Young People & Children.

As well as talking therapy, I am able to introduce a range of creative interventions (eg art, play, movement), should you wish when words fail - an approach which can be liberating & empowering for clients of any age.

Turning to another person for support may seem an insurmountable challenge - but it's manageable if you find a fully accepting counsellor who you can trust wholeheartedly.  I provide a stable platform to enable you to explore areas of your life which cause you concern & work alongside you at your pace to help you find greater fulfilment.  My aim is to empower you to find those hidden inner resources which are buried deep within you.

Adult clients often come to ask why someone or something is still having a negative impact upon them, find a coping strategy, tackle anxiety or depression; young people with family or peer issues; children confused by emotions with low confidence & self-esteem.

You may have a clear perception of what you want to gain from counselling but please realise that you are welcome to come with just a general sense of awareness that something in your life needs to change.

I am also a music teacher & use music to aid self-expression & raise confidence levels.  I have GIM (Guided Imagery & Music) Level 1 which is Receptive Music Therapy - where a client listens to a selected piece of music & uses art for self-expression.

I have previous work experience at several organisations:-

     Young Devon (with clients aged between 11 - 25yrs)

     Clarity (mental health charity for adults)

     NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse)

     WAND (for recovering addicts).

     Lavanagh Centre (communication & hearing impairments, autism).

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) & adhere to its Code of Ethics.  Counselling is a collaborative process built on deep trust & it is essential that you feel safe with me.

You are welcome to approach me without commitment to ask me anything about my work.

I look forward to hearing from you


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

CPD includes:

  • LGBT Awareness Training - the Intercom Trust
  • Sexual Abuse: Dealing with Disclosures - (Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse)
  • 'Normal' & 'Abnormal Eating' (BACP)
  • The Imprint of Trauma (BACP)
  • Attachment - identity development in childhood (BACP)
  • Trauma Releasing Exercises (Focus)
  • Moving & Being: Creative Ways of Being in Relationship (Iron Mill)
  • Digital Media & Young People (NHS)
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing in Adolescence (NHS)
  • Anxiety Disorders (NHS)
  • Self-harm & Risky Behaviours (NHS)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


The initial session is a relaxed meeting for a full assessment of your individual needs. The £10 fee covers the room rental.  I ensure I am working within my proficiency level & you can ensure you feel comfortable with me.

Subsequent sessions cost £40 - concessions are discretionary.

Please e-mail me or leave your name & contact number on my answerphone & I will make contact with you as soon as I can.

Further information

''Jane has had a wonderful effect on my daughter.  My daughter had been struggling to deal with her emotions, especially her anger, over the last year or two.  She was very nervous talking to somebody outside of the family but Jane put her immediately at ease & by the end of the first session, she was talking freely about herself''.

''Jane saw my daughter for about 3 months & the change has been amazing.  She is now aware of her emotions, how to manage the physical effects in a more positive way & the family home is much calmer ....'' 

                                                                                                Mrs M    December 2018

Maps & Directions

Bideford, EX39

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 - Fri day time & early evening Weekend sessions are available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults