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Jane Eldridge MA, PG Dip. Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, MBACP, UKCP

South East London, SE26
07951 041880 07951 041880 Registered / Accredited

About me

I'm an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and offer a supportive and confidential space where we can think about and explore together what's troubling you. It might be something you want to change, understand, or learn to accept. Or perhaps you're feeling a more general sense of lacking vitality and meaning in life.

I draw on a range of approaches from the psychodynamic, existential and gestalt traditions and will aim to find a way of working that's a good fit for you.  My practice is in Sydenham in South East London SE26. I offer some early morning and evening sessions - please contact me for availability.

Counselling or therapy sessions available also via secure online platform or by phone at present.

What's it all about?
Sometimes people come to counselling with a particular symptom, after a significant life event or with work-related difficulties. Other times it's more about not quite feeling fulfilled in life, career or relationships. I believe the many ways we come to understand and make sense of who we are, including how we relate to others and the world around us, are central to our mental health and physical wellbeing. Unforeseen life events, separations, losses and disappointments can all profoundly affect our sense of who we are.

If you've not had counselling or psychotherapy before - and even if you have - starting can feel daunting. If it's important to you, I can tell you about my training, my experience, and how I might work with the particular issue you bring. What matters is that we feel we can work together.

Who am I meeting?
It's normal to wonder about your therapist's background. I've worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, trauma, abuse, domestic violence, career difficulties, bullying, problems at school, college or university, family and relationship difficulties, and issues around gender, sexuality and identity.

I started working as a counsellor and therapist after spending the first part of my career in education, research and other activities connected with media and the arts.  I'm interested in hearing about what moves and inspires you, as well as the difficulties you might be having.

When we meet, I'll ask you what you're looking for from counselling or therapy. I offer open-ended, integrative psychotherapy and short-term, solution-focused work.  What's likely to be most effective for the particular issue you bring is something we can think about together.

You can contact me by email or phone using the information on this page and, if it feels right, arrange a consultation. The initial appointment helps me decide if I can help, and is an opportunity for you to get a sense of whether it would feel useful to work together.  I offer this at a one-off, reduced fee of £50

I usually see clients once a week and offer twice a week in some circumstances. Skype/Zoom and phone sessions available at present.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a PG Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre and am a registered member of the BACP and UKCP.

I've worked for several years in counselling services in South and West London, and as a community mediator in North London.

Before training as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I had a career in education and academic research, with a particular interest in media and the arts. During that time, I gained a Masters' qualification in Cultural Theory from Cardiff University, and a Ph.D. in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London. I continue to follow my creative inspiration and am open to working with you in a way that follows - or perhaps helps you find - yours.

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.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

UK Council for 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

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

My fee is £70 per 50 minute session for individuals. I charge £95 for couples (60 minute session). I offer a reduced-fee initial consultation for £50 so you can meet me and we can decide if we want to work together.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Counselling and Psychotherapy currently available face to face or by secure online video platform. Please enquire for further information.

I offer counselling and paychotherapy in Sydenham SE26, close to Crystal Palace, Streatham, Brixton, Herne Hill, Forest Hill, Dulwich, Lewisham, Bromley and Croydon in South and South East London. Accessible from Crystal Palace, Sydenham Hill and Sydenham stations, or 202 and 363 buses stop outside the door. Please contact me for further information.

South East London
SE26

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

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

Please contact me for information about toilets, parking etc. Online or phone sessions available at present.

Availability

Daytime and evening sessions available. Online counselling and psychotherapy sessions also available at present - please enquire for details

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Jane Eldridge MA, PG Dip. Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, MBACP, UKCP

Jane Eldridge MA, PG Dip. Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, MBACP, UKCP