Jane Heeley

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Reg. MBACP (Accred.)
Available for new clients
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Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3BB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I understand how the demands of daily life and major life events such as bereavement or divorce can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused or even just sad. I am here to listen to you in confidence, about the things that matter to you. I appreciate that discussing personal problems can feel daunting and it can be difficult to know where to begin but I can promise you a safe place to express your feelings, listen to you without judgement and together we will explore and try to find answers to your worries and concerns.

To give an idea of how I work with clients, I am a person centred counsellor, which in brief means that I focus on my client as an individual, establishing your expectations and gaining an understanding of your difficulties through your experiences and feelings. Working together, we can explore these difficulties and where appropriate, I will draw on elements from various therapeutic methods and techniques beneficial to your progress.

Some clients are unable to describe how they feel or define the exact reasons why they have come for counselling. I have seen many clients who are uncertain where to start so while I have listed the areas of counselling I deal with, please only use this as a general guide and as a starting point.  Areas of particular interest to me are menopause and depression. Both can have such an impact on everyday life, relationships and career, whether it's you or someone you live with who is affected.

In my attempt to describe myself and how I work in these few words, I understand you may feel unsure or need to clarify any details so you are more than welcome to contact me without obligation, to help you decide whether I can be of assistance to you. In addition, if you are feeling apprehensive about attending counselling sessions then you are welcome to invite a friend or relative along for support during your initial consultation.

  • Please note I do not accept calls from withheld telephone numbers -  please leave a voicemail message with your name and contact details and I will return your call as soon as I am able.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a BACP registered and accredited practitioner, I hold all appropriate qualifications and ensure my professional development (CPD) is ongoing to further my knowledge and skills.  Relevant qualifications include:

Diploma in Counselling 2006

BA (Hons) Sociology 2010

BPS Approved Certificates in Clinical Supervision (level 1 & level 2)

BACP Accreditation awarded 2019

I have been qualified and working as a counsellor for 18 years and adhere to the standards set out in the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

In addition, I offer Clinical Supervision for counsellors and trainees

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Religion; exploring and questioning your faith/beliefs.

Menopause: a personal exploration and support for your Menopause. 

Living with a partner/family member with mental health issues.

Use of creative techniques to explain and express your experiences, thoughts and feelings.

Please note that the areas I deal with in counselling I have indicated, really are only a guide  - you are welcome to contact me if you require any information in more detail.

Fees

From £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

Counselling:

£50 per 50min- 1hr session

£40 per 50min- 1hr session - concessional fee for students / reduced income

Please note - concessions are limited, please ask about availability. 

£225 for 5 sessions - client package*

£175 for 5 sessions - Student counsellor support package* - includes letter or record of attendance as required by your college/university (all further sessions £40)

*One client package/student support package per course of therapy - all further sessions at agreed fee per session.

Clinical Supervision:

£70 per 1.5 hrs

£60 per 1.5 hrs - student counsellors / counsellors working solely in a voluntary capacity

Payment welcome by cash, credit/debit card, or online bank transfer

Employee assistance programme (EAP) and private healthcare insurance client referrals welcome - I am a recognised practitioner with various providers including BUPA and Aviva.

*I now have availability to accept new counselling trainees for personal therapy or clinical supervision*

When I work

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Pre-work appointments available from 8am.  

Please note that I currently have a waiting list but you are welcome to contact with your enquiry, and I can offer an approximate wait time.

Further information

My private practice is at The Retreat and located above Harvingtons hair salon, near the rear gates of the church (St John the Baptist).  As The Retreat is on the first floor, it may be unsuitable for some clients, however I am able to use alternative rooms where wheelchair access is required (please contact for details). You can access The Retreat via a staircase/doorway located next to Harvingtons.

The Retreat, First Floor, Church Chambers, 28a High St, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3BB

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Sorry, there is no wheelchair access at the Retreat, but I can make alternative arrangements to see clients or arrange telephone consultations. Please contact me for information.

Supervision

In person
Phone

I offer clinical supervision, reflecting on client work from a person centred perspective.

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Jane Heeley
Jane Heeley