Jane Smith

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Stoke-On-Trent ST6 & Alsager ST7
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About me

I'm an integrative counselling psychotherapist working with individuals and couples.

I offer a safe, confidential and nurturing environment to help my clients achieve clarity, closure and personal growth. While I've developed specialisms in eating disorders, eco-anxiety, bereavement and end-of-life counselling, I work with clients on a very wide range of issues.

I've been awards-nominated for my pioneering Pet Bereavement sessions, and I continue to press for human-animal relationships, including pet bereavement, to be taken seriously by medical professionals.

Couples therapy is also available, whether working with couples on relationship 'maintenance', couples in crisis or those seeking amicable divorce or separation.

Finally, I love to facilitate groupwork, and I run regular small-group sessions including Personal Development for Women and Healthy Ageing; details of all upcoming groups are available on request.

I see most of my clients in my bright and comfortable consulting rooms in a historic building in Burslem (Stoke-on-Trent), a stone's throw from the town centre and very near to Burslem Park.

There is free parking adjacent. Please note that there are stairs to my room - I will happily arrange for alternative rooms if needed.

I also see clients on a limited basis in Alsager, Cheshire.

Therapy sessions last 50 minutes for individuals and 90 minutes for couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified from the University of Manchester and I'm a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Having extensive experience working across both NHS and private settings, I now work in private practice in Burslem (Stoke-on-Trent) and Alsager (Cheshire).

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pet bereavement

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£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Discounted initial consultations.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays and Tuesdays plus Wednesday mornings in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent; Wednesday afternoons and evenings in Alsager, Cheshire.

Further information

I also offer groupwork and supervision.

Burslem, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6

Alsager, Cheshire, ST7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Please note that both my offices have stairs. Enquirers with accessibility requirements should call me to discuss, and I will be happy to arrange alternative locations where possible.

Additional languages



In person

I offer supervision to counselling trainees as well as to qualified practitioners.

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