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About me

I am an experienced & approachable Counsellor for  Adults, Young People & Children.  Counselling has positive benefits for everyone with concerns on their mind as it is a place where you are heard, valued & respected & can open up to a trusted person who is objective & has the time to focus on you 100% & work alongside you at your own pace towards positive change.  I work sensitively by combining the benefits of several therapeutic approaches to best suit individual needs & wishes.  I have helped many clients at varying stages of their lives & continue to provide personalised sessions which are finely tuned in order to fit with your unique situation.

I provide a relaxed, tranquil place where you are heard, valued & respected without judgement.  Counselling can reduce levels of anxiety & stress, lift depression, increase self-awareness & create a sense of empowerment.  However challenging this may feel,  acknowledging & voicing your need for support is a courageous step to take & may be the first step towards positive change for you.

Counselling is a collaborative process built on deep trust & I am dedicated to holding the best interests of every client at the centre of my work.

Adults

I have worked as a 1:1 Counsellor & Group Facilitator in several adult organisations locally eg) Clarity, NDADA North Devon Against Domestic Abuse & Wand on an emergency helpline.

Young People

I have been a counsellor within secondary schools & a college of further education where my main focus has often been to reduce anxiety, raise self-esteem & confidence levels, & uncover individual strengths & inner resources.

Children

I currently work at Young Devon providing talking & creative therapy. I work imaginatively to allow children the space & time to express their individuality with confidence.

Making contact

Please feel welcome to leave your contact details on my answerphone or send them via e-mail & I will respond as soon as I can.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Jane

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

  • 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
  • Online &  Telephone Counselling, Counselling Tutor

CPD includes

Internal Family Systems Therapy, Introduction to Art Therapy, Anxiety & Self-Harm in Children & Adolescents, Counselling for Sexual Abuse, Working with Dissociative Disorders, Counselling Older Adults, Military Veterans, Body Image, Psychodrama Workshop, Creativity for Wellbeing, Making Connections with an Autistic brain, Eating disorders, LGBT Awareness Training, Trauma Releasing Exercises, Moving & Being - exploring creative ways in relationship.

Counselling Experience

Adults  WAND, Clarity, Harbour, NDADA North Devon Against Domestic Abuse.

Young People & Children - 2ndry Schools & College of Further Education, Young Devon & private clients.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£30.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions are hourly & cost £30.  (Concessions are dependent upon individual  circumstances).

Please contact me via e-mail, text, or phone & leave your contact details - I will contact you as soon as I am able.

Availability

Weekdays  & weekends - 8am - 8pm

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

Invicta House
The Pill
Kingsley Rd
Bideford
Devon
EX39 2JR

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Jane Blake MBACP Adults, Young People & Children

Jane Blake MBACP Adults, Young People & Children