About me

I am a HCPC registered dramatherapist and a BABCP fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Psychotherapist - I support individuals and couples with their emotional wellbeing. I have private and public sector experience as a Dramatherapist and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist. My interest includes mental health, depression, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I also have a vast amount of experience of working with people who have a learning disability and/or Autism alongside mental health conditions.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on how your thoughts (cognitions) influence your emotions and actions. It recognises and challenges negative thoughts which maintain the issues you experience. The objective of CBT is for you to have healthier thoughts and emotions.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates cognitive behavioural therapy for alcohol dependence, anorexia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), bipolar disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), bulimia nervosa, depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, self harm and social anxiety disorder.

Drama Therapy

Drama therapy helps you express yourself via drama and myths. There is no need for you to possess skills in acting. Drama therapy aims to help you create emotional change.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends drama therapy for mental health conditions, psychosis and schizophrenia.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the difficulties you face. It considers your ideas, emotions and relevant events in your life. Psychotherapy intends to help you change or discover suitable methods of coping.

What to Expect

An initial assessment meeting allows you to see if you are comfortable with me, share what concerns you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and determine if therapy could benefit you. This at the moment is on the telephone. Please use a contact option to arrange an initial assessment appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience


Registered with the BABCP - Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Training Postgraduate Diploma in Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
University of Teesside (UK)

Registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Dramatherapy Masters in Drama Therapy (MA)
University of Roehampton (UK)

Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSc) University of Leeds (UK)

Post graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, Newcastle University (UK)

PhD Fellow University of Derby

I have worked in the NHS and private sector for over twelve years.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Arts therapies
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Dramatherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

Individual £60 for 50 minutes
Couple £70 for 55 minutes


I am currently doing online sessions due to the pandemic. I use Skype or zoom I follow NICE guidelines for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatment would usually be around 10 sessions.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Jane Bourne

Jane Bourne