My name is Jane Hampson and I have over 25 years of experience as a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist of adults, couples, young people and children. I live and work in Hampton, TW12, and I can offer you a safe, confidential space in which to explore your thoughts and feelings, without judgement. This can be done in several ways, and we will work together to find the most suitable for you. This might be over a short term period, typically 6 – 12 sessions, or on a longer term basis with an open ended time frame, depending on what works best for you.
What might you want to come and talk about ?
It might be anything, from relationship difficulties, couples counselling, separation and divorce, family issues, bereavement, depression, low self esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, isues at work, abuse, addiction or it may be that you are feeling unhappy and are not sure why. Sometimes it helps to talk to someone who is not part of the difficulties you are experiencing. I work by actively listening and responding to you, and finding out about your past history and how it is affecting your present difficulties. Together, we will examine what changes you would like to make and how they can be achieved.
Taking that first step
It can be difficult, but it may well be worth making contact either by email or phone, and finding out if counselling/psychotherapy is for you.If so, then we will arrange an initial session to assess together your difficulties and allow you space to ask any questions you have about the counselling process.
I also have extensive experience in working with children and young people, having worked in primary and secondary schools as a counsellor. This might take the form of parent and child consultations, or individual, safe, confidential sessions with a child or young person.
I also offer Supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and hold a Diploma in Advanced Psychodynamic Counselling from WPF and from Roehampton Institute. I also hold Certificates in counselling skills, CBT, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy and Supervision skills.
I have 5 years experience working in an Adult Counselling Service, 5 years as a School Counsellor and have also worked for an EAP provider ( Employment Assistance Programme ).
I am an experienced supervisor of trainee counsellors.
I regularly undertake further training, to enhance my practice.
I am UKCP accredited and a member of BACP. I am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free telephone consultation initially.
Sessions cost £63 for individuals and £80 for couples
Some low fees offered for Students and those on low incomes