Jane Blake MBACP Adults, Young People & Children
I am an approachable & compassionate integrative Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children. I draw from a wealth of different therapeutic approaches to best suit individual needs & wishes . Making contact with someone you have never met before might feel intimidating, however being heard & understood by an objective, fully accepting & empathic counsellor can be hugely empowering by bringing you a sense of release, & increased self-awareness & self-confidence.
Face to Face & Remote counselling sessions online
I offer face-to-face counselling sessions and owing to Covid 19, work ethically to ensure your safety by adhering to Government guidelines. Following further training, I also offer remote counselling sessions online via videoconferencing with Zoom. I offer an initial complimentary session to check to explore this if you would like to try this & shorter sessions (15mins, 30mins) are available. I work from home within a confidential setting adhering to BACP guidelines.
My approach is sensitive & my aim is to foster an authentic empowering relationship between us to bring you an increased level of resilience & overall improved quality of life.
I was a Counsellor & Group Facilitator at Clarity for a few years which is a charity for adults with a wide range of mental health issues, often focusing on anxiety & depression. At NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse) I was a Counsellor working for abused clients to help them find inner strength & self-worth. At Harbour I was a Counsellor for the homeless & at Wand I worked voluntarily on an emergency helpline & provided counselling for ex-addicts who were leaving supported living in search of independence.
At Young Devon I was a Counsellor fo younger clients (aged 11 - 25yrs) & currently see younger clients privately. My work with younger clients is often creative - involving all sorts eg) art, craft, story telling, sandtray, movement, mindfulness, music - although clients of any age may benefit from (& can experiment with) this type of interaction.
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 of paramount importance to me.
Feel welcome to contact me with any questions about my approach to counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Guided Imagery & Music Level 1
- Postqualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 cpcab (BACP accredited)
- Understanding Autism Certificate NCFE Level 2
Private clients (adults, young people & children aged 7 & above)
Wand, Barnstaple (adults)
Clarity, Barnstaple (adults)
Harbour, Bideford (adults)
Young Devon, Barnstaple (children aged 11 & above)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
An initial consultation by phone (30 mins) is free of charge
Face to Face sessions, Video calling or Phone sessions
£40 per hour
£20 per half hour
Concessions are available depending on individual circumstances.
Please approach me by e-mail, text or leave a message on my answerphone with your contact details & I will contact you at the earliest opportunity.
Concessions offered for
'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