About me

Hi, I'm Jane

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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.

About Counselling

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 telephone consultation to see if we would both decide to work together. 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.

Professional Membership

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

Bereavement training - 2014

7 years experience in 1-1 bereavement support.

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling (University of Chichester) - 2019 - 2021

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (University of Chichester) - 2017 - 2019

Humanistic Counselling certificate (University of Chichester) - 2017

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs

Additional information

Fees are £40 per session (50 minutes).

I am open to discussing concessionary fees.

I can offer concessionary fees to key workers.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I have availability on  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Evening appointments could be possible, as are other days please contact me to discuss.

Further information

I attend monthly supervision

I am committed to ongoing continuing professional development


Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

Additional languages


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Jane Shepherd

Jane Shepherd