Jane Blake MBACP Adults, Young People & Children

Jane Blake MBACP Adults, Young People & Children



07903 677932

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About me

Hello & Welcome

I am a compassionate & experienced Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children, & believe that life can be challenging for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or issue.  Self-expression is essential for physical & emotional wellbeing & when things get tough, it is OK - (but not easy) - to ask for help. There are numerous reasons why you might be considering coming to counselling, but I fully appreciate that that the prospect of opening up to another person who you have never met before, may be daunting.

However I am approachable, non-judgemental, gentle & work integratively, drawing from a wealth of different therapeutic approaches to best suit individual needs & wishes.  I believe that you yourself have the knowledge & answers you need within you & I have the professional skills & experience that will enable you to discover them.  It is the unique relationship between a counsellor & a client that facilitates positive change, rather than the particular therapeutic approach, so it is important to take time to find a counsellor who you feel will benefit you the most.

I offer a safe, nurturing environment where you can spend precious & essential time to voice & reflect upon your own concerns outside the pressurised confines of everyday life & at your own pace. I work gently, relationally & objectively, to foster a trusting & empowering relationship so that you leave with an increased level of self-awareness, resilience & an improved quality of life.

I can also work creatively should you wish, which can be liberating & empowering for clients of any age  - eg art, mindfulness, movement & receptive music therapy - as this is another way of therapeutic self-expression when words fail.

Aswell as private clients, I currently support students within Further Education & am also a music teacher for adults & children.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) & abide by its Code of Ethics.  Counselling is a collaborative process built on deep trust & your physical & emotional wellbeing is paramount.

You are welcome to approach me by e-mail to ask me anything about my work. If you prefer, please feel free to leave your contact details on my answerphone & I will return your call within 24hrs.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Iron Mill
  • Postqualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents, Iron Mill
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 cpcab (BACP accredited), Towerhouse Counselling
  • Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Level 1, London
  • Understanding Autism Certificate NCFE Level 2


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Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I am happy to call you for an informal no commitment chat regarding your situation before meeting should you wish.  During the first session I will make a full assessment of your needs & wishes & this gives us both time to decide if we would like to continue to work together.  This iniital session costs £10 to cover the cost of the room rental.

Subsequent sessions are usually hourly & I offer a sliding scale from £30 to £40 for each depending on circumstances.  The number of sessions is agreed on an individual basis & may be short term or longterm with regular reviews.

Further information

'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

Maps & Directions

Bideford, EX39
Barnstaple, EX31

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday to Friday - daytime & evenings.

Weekend sessions are also possible

Types of client

Young people
Older adults