Jane Chilvers Registered MBACP (Accred)
Hello, my name is Jane Chilvers. I am an experienced, accredited therapeutic counsellor working to help people clarify, explore and manage concerns including anxiety (general and otherwise), depression, panic disorder, relationship and family issues that they may find difficult to deal with on their own. It is important to me to offer authenticity, trust and consistency in a warm and understanding environment.
I believe the most important aspect of counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and client. Taking the first steps towards counselling is a brave and potentially life-changing decision, and a good working rapport builds the trust required for a client to feel safe in sharing difficult issues in a confidential setting without fear of any judgement.
Through working together and offering reliable, consistent support, I would aim to help clients find new perspectives, identify old patterns and develop thier own inner resources, confidence and acceptance within a supportive environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling.
Methods I have been trained in include psychodynamic theory, person-centred, CBT, NLP, Gestalt and TA. This approach has helped people with issues such as depression, trauma, addictions, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, family and relationship issues .
I work as a counsellor in private practice and have previously worked in the voluntary sector as well as the NHS (IAPT) in a G.P. surgery setting and at HMP Brixton prison.
I am also trained as a clinical supervisor and offer individual supervision at my private practice.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are charged on a sliding scale to allow access for all:
My fees are £60 per 50 minute session
Unemployed/low income concessions: £45 per session.
Depending on your needs, I am happy to work in the short, medium or long-term.
I am based in the heart of Crystal Palace within easy distances from Crystal Palace overground/rail network and Gypsy Hill rail station and numerous bus networks.
I have a background in the arts as a professional portrait photographer and sculptor. Through this work I learned the importance of developing a relationship built on trust, an ability to listen and observe, and the need for a safe environment. These skills both fostered my interest in counselling as well as positively contribute to my counselling practice today.
I work as a counsellor in both the private and voluntary sectors as well as the NHS.
In addition I have run photography workshops for MENCAP and people with learning disabilities, the elderly and homeless charities. Through these workshops I have helped these groups to better express their emotions via creative means.
Both my art practice and my counselling work continue to inform and benefit each other.
An initial meeting is helpful to assess whether we feel we can work together and if you would like to proceed. Appointments are for 50 minutes and occur once weekly at the same time.