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Jane Drake, BA, PG Dip, MA, Counselling / Relationship Therapy, MBACP

Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23
07967 441478 07967 441478
Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23

About me

In response to the Pandemic I have taken my practice online. I am working primarily via Zoom and Skype but I am also able to meet via Messenger, Whatsapp or equally a telephone consultation. I appreciate that the online experience is not a replacement for the face to face encounter. However, the more I work from this platform I believe it to be equally as effective for individuals and couples to work through the various issues and challenges of our shared human experience.

All things being equal I am hoping to recommence face to face consultations at The Bushey Practice from Sep 2020.

I am a Relate Certified counsellor and member of the BACP with over ten years experience of counselling in both the public and private sector in the UK and USA. I am experienced and fully qualified to work with Individuals, couples, families and children. I have a private counselling practice in Bushey Heath alongside working part time at an established charity in Watford.

Counselling is an opportunity to develop new understanding and insight into how you exist in your world. In a confidential and non-judgemental environment we can explore together aspects of your life that may be inhibiting your happiness and personal growth. Understanding your patterns of behaviour and how they link to your life experiences can help you to develop a different perspective, and from here alternative options and choices will often begin to emerge. I will support you in considering these options, identifying your inner strengths and resources and progressing you towards living in a way that is more satisfactory for you.

Whilst counselling can be challenging at times, for most people it is a life changing positive experience leading to greater self-awareness and understanding. My aim is to reduce confusion and anxiety by listening attentively and offering you the time, respect and empathy needed to explore and express your thoughts and feelings openly.

I offer a 50 minute no obligation initial consultation. This is an opportunity for you to tell me what brings you to counselling and establish if it is right for you. I work with clients on both a short- and long-term basis, and this can be agreed at the onset of our work. Alternatively we can take things meeting by meeting if you prefer.

I understand that the choice to come to counselling is not always an easy one and you may have questions you’d like to ask beforehand.  Please feel free to contact me on my mobile 07967441478 and I would be happy to address any concerns or queries you might have.

I am experienced and have success working with clients in the following areas:

  • depression;
  • communication difficulties;
  • addictions;
  • affairs;
  • divorce / separation;
  • verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse;
  • blended/step families;
  • parenting / children / young adults
  • bereavement;
  • sexual difficulties;
  • intimacy;
  • difficulties forming relationships;
  • inter-cultural / interfaith relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA, Psychology (Honours) - University of North Texas 4 years.
  • Counselling Certificate - University of Hertfordshire –1 year.
  • Masters / Postgraduate Diploma, Relationship Therapy - University of Hull / Relate Institute – 3 years.


As a BACP member (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere and and work to their code of ethics and practice.

I hold an enhanced CRB check and private indemnity insurance.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I will draw upon a variety of different theories and approaches depending upon what suits your personality and the particular issues you bring to counselling.

Whilst I am trained to work with a wide range of issues, my specialty is relationship therapy. By nature we are social creatures, and it is a fundamental human need to feel connected to other people; to love and be loved, and to care and be cared for. Relationships are central to our happiness, and working from this perspective I will endeavour to help you to make the most of yours. Whether this is with your partner, children, family, friends or work colleagues.

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 and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

Daytime - Individuals £50, Couples and Families £60,
Evening - Individuals £55, Couples and Families £65,

Hours
The times below are approximate and I am sometimes able to offer appointments outside of these times depending upon the circumstances.
Monday - Daytime 11:30 to 2:30, Evenings 6:30 and 7:30 appointments
Tuesday - Daytime 9:30 to 2, Evenings 6:30 and 7:30 appointments
Wednesday - Daytime 11:30 to 2:30
Thursday - Daytime 9:30 to 2, Evenings 6:30 and 7:30 appointments

I also offer two concessionary appointments per week at reduced rates for students and those on a low income.

Further information

My private counselling room is located on Magpie Hall Rd close to the Spire Hospital in Bushey Heath (formerly the BUPA hospital). There is free parking at the property.

Bushey
Hertfordshire
WD23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French

Accessibility

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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Jane Drake, BA, PG Dip, MA, Counselling / Relationship Therapy, MBACP

Jane Drake, BA, PG Dip, MA, Counselling / Relationship Therapy, MBACP