Jane Shepherd Dip. Humanistic Counselling, MBACP
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As a qualified humanistic counsellor I offer counselling to individuals. The humanistic counselling approach believes in the individual as a whole, that everyone is unique, able to make their own decisions, to grow and change and to realise their potential.
The Counselling relationship
A counselling relationship is very important and choosing a counsellor you feel safe with, can talk to, feel comfortable with, is at the core. It is a relationship based on working together, not about decisions being made for you, but empowering you to find your inner strength and resources, to make your own decisions. The counselling relationship is based on trust, genuineness, acceptance and is supportive, healing, and at times can be challenging.
It really is okay to take time to look after your mental health, to have that safe, confidential space to talk about the issues that are concerning you. There are times when we need someone to talk to, who will really listen without judgement, accepting you for who you are.
As a humanistic counsellor, I will do my best to understand your world and experience and provide the space that we can explore the issues that bring you to counselling, side by side as you take these steps. If you are wanting to come to counselling, there may inevitably issues around loss, which can mean so many different things. You may be struggling with a loss of confidence, self-esteem or happiness. A loss of a relationship, job or purpose. You may just have a sense something is not right and you wish to understand what this is about. Whatever concerns you, talking can be very beneficial.
I am a warm and friendly person, so please don't be scared to take that step to contact me. I can offer you an initial 30 minute meeting to see if we would both decide to work together - there is a small charge for the room booking. There is no obligation and you may wish time to reflect before making a decision. Sessions are generally weekly but can be two weekly. It is important to meet regularly and that you actively engage in the counselling process, this is what it is about after all.
I am an individual member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018).
Training, qualifications & experience
My previous career was as a qualified mental nurse - 1986-1997.
Bereavement training - 2014
5 years experience in 1-1 bereavement support.
Humanistic Counselling certificate (University of Chichester) - 2017
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (University of Chichester) - 2017 -2019
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are £40 per session (50 minutes)
£35 for an online session.
I am open to discussing concessionary fees.
I can offer concessionary fees to key workers.
Concessions offered for
I attend monthly supervision
I am also continuing training in a BA Humanistic Counselling