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Jane Blake MBACP Adults, Young People & Children

Bideford EX39 & Barnstaple EX31
07903 677932 07903 677932
Bideford EX39 & Barnstaple EX31

About me

I am an experienced, approachable & compassionate Counsellor for  Adults, Young People & Children.  I combine the benefits of several therapeutic approaches to best suit your individual needs & wishes.  I have experience of counselling clients with a wide variety of issues, historical or current & work in a personalised way to offer sessions which are as individual as you are.  I also offer a creative approach as self-expression is the first step towards healing & it is important that I allow you to express yourself in the way that feels most natural for you.  I provide a relaxed, calm & confidential setting where you are heard, valued & respected without judgement.  I enable you to become more self-aware & empowered so that you can leave with an increased sense of wellbeing.  My approach is gentle & confidence-building, as it can feel overwhelmingly strange to reach out to another person for help.  However challenging this may feel,  acknowledging & voicing your need for support is a courageous step to take & crossing this hurdle may be the first step towards final closure for you.

My work with Adults

I offer a sensitive personalised approach & have worked as a 1:1 & group counsellor in several organisations eg) Clarity, NDADA North Devon Against Domestic Abuse, Young Devon & Wand on an emergency helpline.

My work with Young People

I have experience within several local 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.

My work with Children

I currently work at Young Devon & privately providing talking & creative therapy  eg) play, art, music & imagery, songwriting, movement etc). I work imaginatively to allow children the space & time to express their individuality with confidence.

Counselling is a collaborative process built on deep trust & I hold the best interests of every client at the heart of my work.

If you would like to speak on the phone / via Zoom, leave your contact details on my answerphone or send them via e-mail so that I can reply swiftly.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

  • Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
  • DBS checked
  • Fully insured
  • I undertake regular supervision, training & professional development
  • 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


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

Young People & Children

Secondary Schools & College of Further Education, Young Devon & private clients.

Member organisations


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


I offer a complimentary initial session (face-to-face / Zoom / phone)  where we can discuss what you are looking for from therapy.  If I feel able to meet your needs, & you feel that we would work well together, we can then arrange regular sessions.  I work both longterm (with regular 6 week reviews) & short term.

Sessions are hourly & cost £35.

I offer concessions which are dependent upon individual  circumstances.

Please contact me via e-mail, text, or phone & leave your contact details, so that I can make contact with you swiftly & confidentially.

Concessions offered for

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

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



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Weekdays  & weekends - 8am - 8pm

Types of client

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

Jane Blake MBACP Adults, Young People & Children