Jane Blake MBACP Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children

Jane Blake MBACP Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children



07903 677932

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07903 677932

About me


I am an approachable, sensitive & experienced counsellor fully qualified to work with Adults, Young People & Children. Most of us find ourselves struggling with life at some stage & I believe that every person would benefit from turning to another for support when things get tough.  It is a brave thing to admit you are struggling but by reading this you have taken your first step towards making contact with a counsellor who can help.

Maybe you want to process & eradicate persistent negative thoughts, reflect upon your past to understand why something or someone is still having an impact on you, find a coping strategy for a current issue or are just curious about the potential benefits of counselling?

Talking regularly & confidentially to a counsellor who is specifically trained to really listen & fully comprehend what you are saying can clarify confusing thoughts, resolve personal issues & encourage change or acceptance of those difficult areas of your life when you most need it.  I work 'integratively' from a range of theoretical perspectives to ensure the most suitable & effective support for you.

I support you as you are without judgement to express your concerns in a calm & safe environment without pressure. I raise awareness of personal strengths firmly embedded within you through the development of a trusting & confidential partnership. For you this may mean acceptance & adjustment to life as it is, or empowerment to contemplate & achieve positive change in the future.

I work creatively to enable the expression of feelings which are hard to articulate & believe passionately in the importance of self-expression for mental wellbeing.  For that reason I have facilitated social groups for adults with depression, music groups for adults with communication difficulties, mental & physical disabilities, supported secondary school students with hearing loss & behavioural issues & also currently teach music to adults & children.

I am a counsellor at Young Devon & have been privileged to have a significant amount of experience within local organisations (Clarity, North Devon Against Domestic Abuse NDADA, Wand, Northam Lodge) , Schools & Private Practice.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy & abide by its ethical framework - counselling is a collaborative process built on deep trust & it is of paramount importance that you feel safe with me.

I regularly undertake Continued Professional Development to broaden & deepen my professional practice.

I have a flexible timetable & am based in Bideford & Barnstaple - both locations are accessible with nearby parking.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Guided Imagery & Music Level 1
  • Postqualifying Diploma Counselling Children & Adolescents
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 cpcab (BACP accredited)
  • Understanding Autism NCFE (Level 2)
  • Understanding Substance Misuse ncfe (Level 2)
  • British Sign Language Level 1
  • ATCL  Music, Trinity College

Counselling Experience

  • Private Clients (Adult, Young People, Children)
  • Young Devon
  • Clarity
  • NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse)
  • WAND phone helpline

Group Work

  • Facilitator of therapeutic Talking Group for people with depression & anxiety
  • Facilitator of therapeutic Music Group for people with communication difficulties & mental / physical disabilities

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


I offer an initial complimentary 30 min introductory session for you to ask any questions about counselling & I can assess your needs.

Subsequent sessions are hourly & cost £40.  Please feel confident to ask about concessions - available for students / those on a low income / on benefits.

Further information

Please feel welcome to e-mail with any enquries or leave your name & contact number on my phone & I will make contact as soon as I am able.

Maps & Directions

Bideford, EX39
Barnstaple, EX31

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


Monday to Friday daytime & evening Weekend sessions are also available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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