Jane Mursell

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Adv.Dip.Couns. PG Cert Mentoring/Coaching MBACP B.Ed(Hons)
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Wimborne, Dorset, BH21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

What's your story?

Our lives shape our stories.

Sometimes these stories cause us to feel anxious, depressed, stressed, sad or confused.
At times our life stories can make us feel stuck, frightened or even lead to trauma.
Sometimes we are unsure why we experience difficulties in our relationships whether personal or professional. 

Counselling can help you make sense of why you think, feel and act as you do.
It can bring insight into patterns of relating and ways of being.
It can empower you to set goals and make changes to move your life forward. 
Telling your story can promote growth and healing.

From birth we are shaped by our earliest relational experiences and the environment in which we develop. I work from the perspective that these early experiences can influence how we go on to form relationships and navigate our way through life. I draw upon Attachment Theory to help make sense of these relational patterns.

Trauma is the Greek word meaning “wound” and it is our relational wounds that can affect us and lead us to encounter difficulties in life that lead to anxiety, depression and a lack of well-being.

A trauma-focused approach can help in working with anyone who has experienced adverse life experiences including bereavement and loss, illness, domestic abuse or coercive relationships, bullying, relationship breakdowns, self-harming behaviours such as addiction and eating disorders, abuse and neglect in childhood. Trauma-focused approaches work with you to bring about feelings of stability and safety to empower you to bring change and more control through recognising your own strengths and potential.

Our minds and bodies have a unique interconnectedness. I use somatic theory and practice to help clients utilise the body's own capacity for self regulation and to develop our ability to feel more connected and enhance our resilience when we face life's challenges.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I have a degree in education and a Postgraduate certificate in Mentoring and Coaching. As an integrative counsellor I draw upon a number of theoretical approaches but have a particular interest and specialist training in trauma focused therapy. I have worked extensively with survivors of sexual trauma and domestic abuse for a local charity and in my own private practice. This work is cross cultural and includes people from the LGBTQ community and from young teens to adults.

I have a long background in education working with young people from 5 to 18 as a teacher, mentor and governor.

I have worked at a University as a student counsellor too and as well as adults I offer counselling to young people from 14 upwards.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Based in Wimborne, Dorset I have a dedicated therapy room in my garden. It’s a completely private, safe space. Unfortunately, access to my counselling room is difficult for people with mobility issues as there are steps. I can offer online sessions as a viable alternative.

Wimborne, Dorset, BH21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Jane Mursell
Jane Mursell