Jane Blake MBACP Adults, Young People & Children

Jane Blake MBACP Adults, Young People & Children



07903 677932

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About me

Welcome to everyone

I am an experienced & compassionate integrative Counsellor, fully qualified to work with Adults, Young People & Children. I draw from a wealth of different therapeutic approaches to best suit individual needs & wishes.  Therapy can be hugely empowering, but making contact with someone you have never met before might feel intimidating & strange. However, being seen, heard & understood by an objective, fully accepting & empathic person might also bring you huge relief, self-knowledge & understanding.

You may know specifically what you are aiming to gain from counselling, or have a general desire for positive change or just be curious?

I offer a sensitive approach in a confidential relaxed setting where you can step outside the pressurised confines of everyday life into a calm space where I am a stabilising platform for you as you take stock & consider your concerns at your own pace.  I aim to foster an authentic empowering relationship so that you gain an increased level of self-awareness, resilience & overall improved quality of life.

Previous experience includes working at Clarity as a counsellor & group facilitator for a wide range of mental health issues as listed.  At NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse) I helped victims of domestic abuse & family members find their inner strength & self-belief.  At Harbour I worked with recovering addicts to foster their independence & self-esteem, & at Wand I worked on a mental health helpline offering emergency support.

Training to be a Counsellor for Young People & Children opened my eyes to the power of creativity.  Using different mediums enables clients to express themselves fluently & freely when words fail. I offer creative mediums such as Art, Movement, story telling & receptive music therapy which combines music & art. This type of approach is often used for younger clients but can be liberating & empowering for clients of any age.

At Young Devon I worked with clients at primary & secondary school facing the challenges of growing up psychologically, physically & emotionally. Young clients can become overwhelmed by the expectations of society, family or friends & I ground & stabilise them immediately before focusing on self-worth & confidence to help them heal & grow. My private work with children (aged 7+) often involves contact with family members where I work sensitively & respectively to increase family unity.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) & abide by its Code of Ethics.  Counselling is a collaborative relationship based on deep trust & your physical, emotional & psychological wellbeing is essential.

Feel free approach me via e-mail, text, or leave your contact details on my answerphone & I will make contact with you as soon as I am able.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Guided Imagery & Music Level 1
  • Postqualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People (Iron Mill)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 cpcab (BACP accredited)
  • Counselling Studies Level 3
  • Counselling Skills Level 2
  • Understanding Autism Certificate NCFE Level 2

Counselling Experience


NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse)

Clarity, Barnstaple

Harbour, Bideford

Young People & Children

Young Devon, Barnstaple

Private Clients - aged 7yrs & above

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Sessions are hourly & each costs £40.  Counsellors in training £25 per session.

(Concessions are discretionary & dependent on individual circumstances).

Counselling can be shortterm & targeted, or longterm with regular reviews.

I am based centrally in Bideford in a location which is easy to find with nearby parking.

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


Mon to Fri - 8.30am-7pm.

Weekend sessions - by arrangement

Types of client

Young people
Older adults