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MBACP

About me

I offer a respectful, supportive, safe, and confidential space to deal with whatever has knocked you off-balance. Sometimes we find we just can't cope the way we always have. Maybe you need help to understand why you're struggling, and support to feel more in control again. I won't judge, and will make you feel comfortable so we can explore the opportunities you have to feel better.

“The mind is like water, when it’s turbulent it’s difficult to see, when it’s calm, everything becomes clear” (Prasad Mahes). 

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 in private practice, and as a volunteer counsellor for two local charities (a young persons charity and a home counselling service for adults with limited mobility).

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.

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. I am committed to continual professional development.

  • Diploma Humanistic Counselling - University of Chichester
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of Chichester
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency 
  • Certified Online and Telephone Counsellor
  • INLPTA Diploma in Linguistic Programming

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Through my charity work and private practice I have worked with clients aged 16-86, dealing with a wide variety of issues and relationship difficulties that have brought on anxiety and depression, generally manifesting in sadness about the past or fears for the future. 

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

The relationship between counsellor and client is key to the success of the therapy so I offer 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. As a result I regularly discuss progress and how counselling is helping. In my experience clients always know when they are happy to end, so the decision is made together. 

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

Any questions please call me on 07917301549 or email me on janeoswin17@gmail.com

When I work

I am able to offer day and evening sessions - please call to discuss availability.

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. I also visit clients who have physical limitations on their lives and are unable to access most conventional facilities.

Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 8NX

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom