Jane Blake MBACP Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children
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
- 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
- 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 for communication difficulties
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
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.
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
Type of session
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Monday to Friday daytime & early evening, weekends by arrangement
Types of client