About me

Counselling can be the first step towards improving how we feel about ourselves and our lives. I offer a respectful, supportive, safe, and confidential space to talk. I will be non-judgemental and will make you feel comfortable and understood, allowing you to begin to acknowledge your choices and explore the opportunities you have to live differently and be the best version of yourself.

“The mind is like water, when it’s turbulent it’s difficult to see, when it’s calm, everything becomes clear” (Prasad Mahes). I will help you calm the waters and feel less encumbered by past experiences, and feel calmer and more content so that hopes of a better future become reality.

I AM HAPPY TO TAKE SELF-REFERRALS OR GP REFERRALS.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor. My training was in Humanistic Counselling at the University of Chichester, and my particular skill-set has developed over several years as a volunteer counsellor for two local charities as well as in private practice.

My practice is Integrative, incorporating several theoretical models including Person-centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which I adapt to best help each client to change how they feel about their situation and issues, and enable them to behave differently.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am regulated by them and work in accordance with their Code of Ethics and Practice, and I am committed to continual professional development.

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with clients aged 16-86 through a wide variety of issues.

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

The relationship between counsellor and client is key to the success of the therapy so I like to have an initial free half hour chat before starting therapy for you to tell me about yourself and what has brought you to counselling at this time.

Cost of counselling is £50 for a 50 minute session.

I am often asked, “How many sessions will I need?” I don’t impose time-limits on therapy and am guided by the client and by their reflections on how they feel and how it is helping them, and in my experience clients always know when they are happy to end, so the decision is made together. 

Any questions please call me 07917301549.

Further information

Due to Covid all therapy is currently on-line via Zoom or by telephone.

Under normal circumstances I offer a variety of options to accommodate clients’ preferred ways of working. If you would prefer to meet face-to-face when Covid restrictions are fully lifted we can meet in therapy rooms in Chichester, or in my therapy room at home just outside Chichester. I also visit clients who have physical limitations on their lives and are unable to access most conventional facilities.

West Stoke
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 9BP

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Jane Oswin

Jane Oswin