Jane Renton Dip.Counselling, MBACP(Accred), MPhil
I am available for online sessions during this time of COVID-19
Beginning your counselling journey can be a huge step and takes great courage. I will honour this, offering you respect and care working at the right pace and in the right way for you.
I use a mix of therapeutic approaches to suit each individual client. Clients come to me for help with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and also to explore the bigger questions in life - who they are, what they believe, how they make meaning in this complicated world. Having been a meditation teacher I can support you in exploring or extending your mindfulness / awareness practice.
I see adults, young people, children and occasionally work with couples too.
As an addition to my original Counselling Training, I am an IFS Therapist and love to work with this powerful (yet gentle) model. Internal Family Systems is a relatively new type of therapy in the UK but gaining respect rapidly. It is a way to understand your inner world and help it to transform and heal. "IFS is based on the principle that there is an undamaged, resourceful self at the core of every person and that accessing and working with that self is a safe, effective way to heal other, hurt parts of the mind." Please contact me for more information.
ASC / Aspergers: Over the years I have worked with many people of all ages with Aspergers and am currently a Specialist Mentor for students with ASC at the University of Bath. I have additional training in this area and enjoy working with ASC clients and their families.
I believe Nature is a powerful therapist and love to work with clients outside - walking and talking suits some people better than sitting in a chair!
Please contact me if you have a specific issue I have not mentioned.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered BACP (Accredited Member)
Diploma in Counselling, University of the West of England (BACP accredited course, Level 6 diploma - Integrative and Relational using Person Centred, Gestalt and Psychodynamic theories).
Certificate in Counselling, University of the West of England (BACP accredited)
Certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents
Certificate in Couple's Counselling
Master of Philosophy, University of Exeter
BA (Hons) English and Medieval Studies, University of Exeter
Other recent training and courses include:
Online Competency (2020)
Pre Trial Therapy (2019)
IFS Level 1 therapist training (September 2018)
Meetings in Nature (2018)
Alternative Sexual Lifestyles (2018)
Sandtray Therapy Level 1&2 (2016-2017)
Mental Health First Aid (2016)
Trauma and Dissociation (2016)
Self Harm Awareness (2014)
Child Protection (2015)
I attend regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to make sure my approach stays fresh and I am assimilating the latest knowledge.
I currently have a private practice where I see adults and young people. I counselled at a secondary school for four years. I am a Specialist Mentor at the University of Bath, working with students with ASC and / or mental health issues. I have also worked in the NHS, counselling staff. I have worked with The Priory as a counsellor.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life stage issues (mid life, transition from adolescence to adulthood, becoming an adult, end of life)
Questioning faith / identity / purpose.
Experience of working with Aspergers (children and adults).
I work in Yate, near Chipping Sodbury and have clients from a wide radius around the South West.
My session cost is £45 per 55 min session, for all age groups, £55 for couples.
This applies to face-to-face and online counselling
I am happy to have a free 10 minute phone call to explore if we might be a good fit.
I feel regular weekly sessions are the most effective way of working but understand life can be busy so will work with you to support your needs. There is never any obligation to continue if you feel the work is done but it is useful to discuss ending with me.
I am taking on new clients. I have been working online for several years and am comfortable with this and telephone counselling.
Concessions offered for
I work from a pleasant, quiet, discreet room in Yate which has plenty of offroad parking and easy access (one step).
Please do contact me for further information - a phone chat / email exchange / text conversation with no obligations.
There are dogs on the property and although you will never encounter them, please take this into account if you suffer extreme allergies or phobias.
It's not all about talking, it's about self awareness! I work creatively where necessary with art / music / sandtray / walking - however you feel comfortable expressing yourself.