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About me

Goodness, aren't there a lot of us to choose from! Hi, I'm Jane, thanks for taking a look at me, I know that it can be really hard to search out support, especially if you're feeling vulnerable and confused. Like you, I once scrolled through pages and pages of profiles trying to decide who I could trust with my thoughts and worries, who might understand me and who would be easy to talk to. I offer a safe, quiet and confidential space for you to discuss and explore your emotions and issues, at your pace. I work in a creative and integrative way, which means that I adapt how I work to meet your needs best.

HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP
Sometimes life can be tough; we can get confused, low or stressed and can't seem to find our way - it's at these times that counselling can be useful and help us understand our emotions. People seek counselling for many reasons, sometimes due to a major trauma but it could be because there is something on your mind such as a current problem, a lingering feeling, an incident which still affects you, or maybe you can’t quite put your finger on what it is. And at the moment, all of these issues can be made so much worse by the ongoing worry we carry for ourselves and our loved ones due to Coronavirus.

MY EXPERIENCE AND INTERESTS
I have helped people with addictions, anxiety and stress, depression, relationship breakdown and bereavement, family or relationship difficulties, low self esteem, work related stress including bullying, major life changes and feeling unable to cope, and many other issues. I have used pets as therapy in the past with very rewarding results. Whilst I have absolutely no artistic talent, I've jointly led a 15 week art in therapy course; this was a real eye opener for me, and I now sometimes grab a blank page mid session if some creative idea springs to mind, stick people are my specialty! I have recently completed a further diploma counselling children and young people, which I really enjoy and I've found it's helped me broaden my knowledge of therapeutic techniques which can be used across all ages.

WHY COUNSELLING?
I pursued a career in counselling after witnessing the devastating effect of crime when I worked in Crown Courts across the south-east. From burglary to rape, there is almost always an innocent victim who is left damaged by the callous actions of others. I wanted to be able to help these people. I've also volunteered at charities for both mental health and for carers.

WHERE?
Since our worlds were shaken by coronavirus, I have learnt to offer online support and now I have resumed face to face work also from a discrete and private dedicated therapy room in Ruyton XI Towns near Shrewsbury.  I offer counselling to all, from the age of 14, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic origin.

HOW I CAN START TO HELP YOU
I understand that asking for help can be a big step and one that takes courage, and while I will support you to find a way through your current distress, I won’t tell you what you should do or tie you into a lengthy contract. I will value and respect you for who you are and will never judge you. If you would like to talk with me on the phone to find out a little bit more about what counselling involves, please give me a buzz on the above number; if it switches to voicemail please don't be discouraged as I'm probably in session and I'll call you back as soon as I can. I try hard to make personal contact with all new clients within 3 working days of their initial enquiry.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (hons) University of Surrey

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Member MBACP

Diploma in Working with Children and Young People, DCC

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Experience with:

Crown Prosecution Service, Legal Executive Officer
Counselling for Carers (C4C)
Clarity, Mental Health charity, Barnstaple
Pets in Therapy
Art as Therapy

Working with Children and Young People

Certificates in:

Child Protection (West Berkshire Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership).
Erotic Transference and Counter-transference
Record Keeping and Pre-Trial Therapy
Working with Substance Abuse
Complications of Bereavement

Mental Health first aid.


DBS Certificate held.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Gaslighting

Coercive control

Shame

Historic and childhood sexual abuse and assault

Anxiety

Depression

Photos & videos

Fees

£30.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Now we have entered a new decade, stress and anxieties seem to be ever increasing and more people are seeking out help to cope. I've recently thought a lot about the fees which I charge and I have decided for the 8th year running not to increase them.

I feel very strongly that mental health services need to be accessible and affordable, so if you have decided to seek out private counsellors rather than waiting for an NHS referral, I still charge:

£30 per individual per hour, couples are £50.

It's essential that you feel comfortable with your counsellor, so I always offer a FREE initial 30 minute session to meet and discuss if and how I can help. If you don't feel we are a good "fit" then there's no obligation for you to continue working with me, or even get in contact again

FOR VIRTUAL SESSIONS I ACCEPT ONLINE BANKING AND ALSO PAYPAL.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I now have limited availability to see new clients.

Further information

CORONAVIRUS

I have now resumed face to face sessions. 

I can also offer Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp video calling, or just the phone.

I now have very limited availability 9-5 Mon-Fri, please get in touch for up to date session times. 

Ruyton XI Towns, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

The house has discrete off road parking at the top of a long but steep driveway where there's plenty of space to turn. Satnavs take you to the middle of the postcode, The Grange is just before the turning to Little Ness Road heading towards the A5.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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