Jane Sim Reg MBACP - Freedom Light Counselling
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I guess if you find yourself here then things may be a little difficult for you at the moment? People access counselling for a number of different reasons all of which are valid and important. Tackling these challenges can sometimes feel like a lonely and daunting journey. These feelings are natural, with many of these feelings easing once sessions start. So whatever it is that brings you to counselling, my aim is to offer a supportive environment where you can be heard and seen without judgment, a space to process and understand what is going on for you.
I am a qualified Humanistic Therapeutic Counsellor. I believe that all human beings have the potential and capacity to grow in a positive way. Humanistic counselling can help clients to recognise and develop their personal values, unique strengths, and their creativity, thus becoming a more capable and responsible person in the process.
I work in a creative and flexible way, collaborating with my clients to create a relationship that facilitates growth and a deeper personal awareness and connection to self. While people have similar life experiences, I recognise that each client is unique with their own individual experience, therefore, I listen with curiosity to fully understand how my client as an individual experiences their life.
I offer counselling to adults on a one to one basis for various issues but have a depth of knowledge and experience in bereavement counselling and working with people who have been affected by and/or suffering with cancer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling from Greenwich University
- ABC Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
Along side my private practice I volunteer for The Bereavement Counselling Charity.
I have previous experience as a volunteer counsellor for Wessex Cancer Support and also Life Changes Counselling.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Counselling for the Elderly
- Chronic Illness / Pain
- Life Limiting Illness
- End of life / Palliative care counselling
Up to £40.00
£40 for a 60 minute session.
I believe that finance shouldn’t limit people from accessing counselling. I therefore, hold a limited number of reduced fee appointments for those with reduced incomes.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss in confidence.
Please note, that I practice from a first floor room in my house and so, unfortunately, may not be suitable for individuals with mobility difficulties. I can therefore offer home visits, online or telephone counselling as an alternative.