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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st November 2021

About me

I am a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered, and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered, Counselling Psychologist, with 20 years practitioner experience in private practice and the NHS.


Using National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE)-approved psychological therapies, I provide COUNSELLING to adults, the main aim of which is to help build Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing, to enable them to respond positively to many health, social, and age-related challenges, including:

  • Mobility Difficulties
  • Depression/Anxieties
  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Loss/Bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Long-term chronic illnesses
  • Visual Impairments
  • Learning disabilities/difficulties
  • Work changes/Retirement
  • Anger management

I also offer specialist counselling services to adults with learning disabilities, their relatives/carers; older adults with complex health and social care needs and their relatives/carers; people experiencing sight deterioration/impairment; and people bereaved by suicide.

I provide clinical SUPERVISION to trainee and qualified psychologists and counsellors; specialist consultation to care providers; and research supervision for both academic and clinical research projects.

I also provide specialist professional TRAINING to trainee counsellors and psychologists, and continuing professional development training for qualified psychologists and counsellors, other healthcare professionals, social workers, and care providers.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Essex University/Tavistock Clinic, London; an MSc and Post-Msc in Counselling Psychology from City University, London; and a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from (now) Anglia Ruskin University. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), a member of the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors, and a member of the BPS 'Register of Qualifications in Test Use'. I also have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Course Design in Higher Education, from the Open University.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sight deterioration and impairment
Older people with complex healthcare support needs
Older carers

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Fees will be negotiated at the free Introductory Session, together with arrangements for how and when to pay. Receipts will be provided for all payments. Fees will be reviewed annually.

My full fee for counselling/psychological therapy is £70.00 a session (usually an hour) for self-financing individuals. I also offer reduced rates on request for adults with learning disabilities and/or their relatives/carers or those who work with them, if needed, on request.

I charge £50 an hour for clinical supervision of trainees - two-thirds my full rate of £75 for qualified psychologists and counsellors. Fees for research supervision, and for specialist consultations for care providers, are negotiated on an individual basis.

I charge £50 an hour (two-thirds my full rate of £75) for pre-existing training modules for not-for-profit organisations. Fees for tailored training modules are negotiated on an individual basis.


Weekdays, Weekday evenings, Weekends

Further information

My practice is 5 minutes from the A12 between Ipswich and Colchester, off the B1070, and 15 minutes from Hadleigh and Manningtree.

I have a dedicated, home-based therapy room with separate entrance, dividing corridor, and adapted toilet facilities.

I also offer telephone and internet (Skype/Facetime) counselling and supervision.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Accessible toilet facilities

Dr Jane Sargent, C.Psychol; AFBPsS

Dr Jane Sargent, C.Psychol; AFBPsS