Jane Heeley Reg. MBACP (Accred.)
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, about the things that matter to you, in confidence. 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. An area I have a particular interest in is depression and its impact on everyday life, relationships and career – whether you or someone you live with has the illness.
Although difficult, I have attempted to describe myself and how I work in these few words, however if you feel unsure or need to clarify any details then 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 come along for an introductory session with a friend or relative.
- 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
My professional development is ongoing and I attend various training events and workshops to further my knowledge and experience. I am a BACP registered and accredited practitioner gaining professional certificates in addition to my relevant qualifications, which 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 over 12 years, and as an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to the standards set out in their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
In addition I offer Clinical Supervision for counsellors and trainees
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Identity / age related issues
Living with a partner / family member with mental health issues
Creative therapy - use of art materials in therapy
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.
£45 per 50min- 1hr session
£35 per 50min- 1hr session for students / reduced income
£200 for 5 sessions - client package
£150 for 5 sessions - Student counsellor support package - includes letter or record of attendance as required by your college/university (further sessions £35)
£60 per 1.5 hrs
£50 per 1.5 hrs - student counsellors / counsellors working solely in a voluntary capacity
Payment welcome by cash, credit or debit card, or online bank transfer
My private practice is 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. You can access The Retreat via a staircase located between Harvingtons and The clothing alterations shop; head for Pure Beauty and I am on the landing there.
Please contact for any further information, directions, parking, etc...
*CPD / Networking meet up for counsellors at The Retreat - Please contact for further details and to register your interest.
Next meet up: Saturday 23 November at 1pm - 2:30pm.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sorry, no wheelchair access at the Retreat, but can make alternative arrangements to see clients. Please contact me for information.
Daytime, evenings and weekends Morning appointments available from 8am
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision, reflecting on client work from a person centred perspective. Sessions of clinical supervision are attended for 1.5 hrs on a regular monthly basis as per the BACP ethical framework for the counselling professions.View supervision profile