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

Hi, my name if Jane & I offer you a warm welcome!

I am an approachable & sensitive counsellor fully qualified to work with  Adults, Young People & Children.  My approach to counselling is integrative which means I sculpt my approach to best suit your uique needs.  I value & respect individuality so my principal aim is to help you express your unique needs & discover & nurture your strengths which you may be unaware of, but I believe are within everyone.

By reading my profile, you have already taken a small, but essential, positive step towards empowerment.  There are further steps to take, but they may become less daunting with me alongside.

People come to counselling for many different reasons; maybe to process & eradicate persistent negative thoughts, reflect upon your history to explain the continuing impact of a past event, find a coping strategy for a current issue or simply be curious about the potential benefits of counselling.

Whatever the reason, I treat you with respect & equality by providing a calm, tranquil & confidential environment where you are accepted entirely without judgement & invited to express your individual concerns at your own pace.

You are welcome to explore creative interventions which can aid self-expression when words fail for clients of any age.  It is not always easy to immediately speak about things & this approach may 'open a door' into telling your story.  I have further training in receptive music therapy (listening) & have seen how art can sometimes do the initial talking.

My ultimate goal is to provide stability for you in the form of a secure therapeutic relationship, so that you are given time to reflect on anything that is troubling you & learn more about yourself. This means that we can work towards change in your life which will ultimately increase your strength & self-belief to face the future.

I am currently a volunteer Counsellor for a local organisation supporting Young People.  I have worked for several local organisations (as listed) supporting adults with mental health issues  & for schools supporting students with hearing loss & behavioural issues.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) & abide by its Ethical Framework.  Counseling is a collaborative process built on deep trust & it is of paramount importance that you feel safe with me.

I offer daytime & early evening sessions Monday to Friday in Bideford & Barnstaple.  Both locations are easily accessible with nearby parking.

Weekend sessions by arrangement.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) 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

CPD Certificates

  • Integrating Mindfulness into Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Self-regulation Strategies & Techniques (Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder)
  • Introduction to Art Therapy
  • Basics of Behaviour Therapy
  • Creative & Symbolic Methods
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Digital Media & Young People
  • Trauma Releasing Exercises
  • Workshops
  • Moving & Being: Exploring Creative Ways of Being in Relationship to Self & Client
  • Creativity for Wellbeing
  • Introduction to Psychodrama

Counselling Experience

  • Counsellor - Private Clients (Adults, Young People & Children)
  • Counsellor & Group Facilitator -  Clarity, Barnstaple
  • Counsellor - NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse) Barnstaple
  • Counsellor - Young Devon, Barnstaple
  • Counsellor - WAND phone helpline, Barnstaple

Group Work

  • Facilitator of therapeutic Talking Group
  • Facilitator of therapeutic Music Group

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I offer an initial 30 minute complimentary session.

Hourly sessions cost £35.  Concessions are discretionary eg) for students /those on benefits.

Availability -  Monday to Friday (daytime & early evening).

Weekend sessions by arrangement.

Further information

If you would like to make further enquiries, please e-mail me or leave your name & contact number on my phone & I will return your call within 24hrs.

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


Mon - Fri daytime & early evening Weekend sessions by arrangement

Types of client

Young people
Older adults