Jane Rusk (MBACP)

Jane Rusk (MBACP)


07378864454 / 07378864454

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About me

Personal Experience

Hello I'm Jane, I would like to let you know a little about myself. I have experienced a vast amount of loss and bereavement starting from a very early age enabling me to relate to how you may be feeling.

My main aim is to  'Help you to Discover your way Forward', through my therapeutic counselling role with you.

I understand how you may feel frightened, lost, empty, angry, confused, depressed, guilty, anxious, ashamed, generally unable to cope and broken inside. I want you to know you are safe and I’m here to support you every step of the way - Helping you to Discover your way Forward.

I remember how I felt when it was suggested that I attended for counselling sessions many years ago:

  • 'Frightened of the unknown'
  • 'Not knowing what to expect'
  • Questions such as 'What will the counsellor think of me if I say'?...
  • 'How can I say how I feel when I don’t even know myself'?
  • 'How can talking about it help it’s so painful'?
  • 'I don’t want to cry, what if I can’t stop the tears'?
  • 'I feel I am going mad'!
  • 'I have so many issues I will never get healed'

Let me reassure that you are safe, you have taken the first step in getting the support you need.  I know this may have been very difficult for you.  Remember "Even the tiniest steps can overcome the highest mountain!".  We will work together through any issues which may come to the surface during each therapy session, doing so at your own pace.  "Even strong people need a little support at times" and this is okay.  I’m here to support you, ‘Helping you to Discover your way Forward’.

I’m not here to pressure you and you can be assured we will take things at your own pace sharing/disclosing what you want too, in your own time, when you feel ready. This will be achieved by working in a Person-Centred Therapeutic way with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) included when or if need arises, with your permission and Creative Counselling if this is preferred.

Having experienced bereavement and counselling myself encouraged me to become a Professional Counsellor.  I specialise in various areas of grief/loss from the beginning of life during pregnancy and beyond. Grief/loss of an animal/s or ending of a special relationship such as friendship, loss of health, loss of employment through illness or redundancy.  I also work with clients who have a Life-Limiting Illness such as Cancer that is no longer responding to treatment and other various Life-Limiting Illnesses, supporting you or/and your relatives.

I am passionate in supporting you by preparing you and ‘Helping you to Discover your way Forward,’ having a wealth of experience due to working in a well-known charity in this field for a number of years.  If you are less-able this is not a problem and I am happy to work with you or sign-post you to someone else if I find I’m not able to give you the best support for your needs.

Where and how do we begin?

This may be a burning question for you now.  By contacting me via Tel. No: 07378864454  or message me here.

After a brief conversation where you can ask me any questions relating to this topic you may have ensuring we both feel comfortable, then we will arrange an appointment together to commence with our first counselling session.

What to expect in your first session

I am a friendly, approachable person, enabling you to experience a safe confidential environment.  I will briefly explain how person-centred therapy works, discussing briefly the legal administrative details of counselling. This will include note taking and storing, confidentiality, boundaries and the contract as a whole.  This is a legal requirement and will only take a few minutes.

You can take your own time to talk, be heard and understood in a non-judgemental way about what has led you to seek counselling support.  We will explore this together when you are ready.  If you find you do not want to talk or feel unable too, then I will sit quietly with you. By using my presence to help you feel safe, building on our working relationship, enabling you to share what you want too at your own pace.

Who I work with

I offer a Private Counselling Therapy Service in the Teesside/County Durham area.  Counselling the symptoms associated with Bereaved and people diagnosed with Life-Limiting Illnesses.  My counselling also include the areas I deal with mentioned within my profile under the heading 'Areas of counselling you deal with'.  These include depression, anxiety,  symptoms associated with panic attacks etc.  Feel free to have a look on my profile for further information regarding these.  I work with people who are suffering losses including loss of limb, loss of friendship/relationship, loss of career due to illness/redundancy, loss of independence.

I work with students, couples, small family groups, adults, youth and children (with parental attendance for introduction and written consent for further sessions).

Counselling sessions can be held at your home, walking a pre-planned route, or a pre-booked room such as in a doctors surgery or community centre, where we both feel comfortable.

Helping you to Discover your way Forward.

This will be achieved by working in a creative way. By using Person-Centred and incorporating some CBT therapy tools and techniques, creative tools if/or when necessary with your consent. By using these tools to help break down problems, 'Helping you to Discover your way Forward', as this is my aim in my therapeutic counselling role with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Higher Diploma in Psychology and Counselling.  I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and worth within their ethical framework ensuring client and therapist safety.  I have worked for a well known charity for a number of years gaining experience through working with the bereaved and people with life limiting illnesses.

I work within hospitals and am very much a people person.

I work with clients of mixed age, from various cultures and who maybe less-able.  I have also worked with small family groups all of which has been successful in 'Helping them to find their way Forward'.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working with people who are bereaved and people who are experiencing life-limiting illnesses has enabled me to work with people who have experienced all kinds of losses. These include endings of long term relationships/friendships, death of a pet, people who experience unexpected redundancy or loss of job, loss of limbs, loss of independence to mention a few.

I also work with people who have gender issues or have HIV.

Helping You to Discover their way Forward'.


£40.00 - Walk and Talk - Consisting of a pre-planned walk and talk therapy session taking in the beauty and healing powers of fresh air and nature as the session is held.

£45.00 - £60.00 - Home Visit - Consisting of visit to your space which needs to be free from interruptions for the full counselling session, and private for confidentiality reasons.

£60.00 - Child Appointment (16 years or younger) with parents attending first session and giving written consent for any future sessions.

£70.00 - Couples Appointment when seen together.

£35.00 - Individual sessions for the couple.

£30.00 - Reduced rate for students

Further information

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor (Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Higher Diploma in Psychology and Counselling), and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work within their Ethical Framework ensuring Confidentiality, Safety and Best Practice at the very least.

Counselling sessions usually last for 1 hour (60 minutes), unless the session comes to a natural ending before this time which we both agree.

Where? - I can come to you at your home as long as you have a safe, quiet place where we will not be disturbed for the duration of the counselling session.  I can arrange a meeting place where we both would feel comfortable or we could walk and talk on a pre-organised route if you think this would be helpful for you, being outside in the fresh air and with nature's healing powers.

At the moment I am available to work with you now.

Contact me for further information via email or telephone 07378864454, (or leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I receive it).  Appointments are available seven days a week between 7.00am and 8.00pm, as I appreciate a lot of clients may have work or have other commitments.

I look forward to hearing from you and working together, ‘Helping you to Discover your way Forward’.

Best wishes Jane.

Maps & Directions

Stockton-on-Tees, TS17

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Learning BSL Sign Language


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


7.00am - 8.00pm seven days a week

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme