Jane Trask MBACP

Jane Trask MBACP

EX21 5HH

50 Mill Street
EX39 2JR

07519 492229 / 07519 492229

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EX21 5HH

50 Mill Street
EX39 2JR

07519 492229 / 07519 492229

About me

Hi, I'm Jane.

Thank you for visiting my profile, I know that it can be really daunting to look for support, especially if you're feeling vulnerable and confused. There are a lot of us practitioners to choose from! Like you, I once scrolled through 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.

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.

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 if some creative idea springs to mind. 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.

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.

My dedicated ground floor therapy room at my home on the outskirts of Shebbear has plenty of secluded parking and I also use the treatment rooms above Raphael in Bideford if this is more convenient, although I am unlikely to have any availability to see people in Bideford for quite a while. I offer counselling to all irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic origin.

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 see all new clients within 3 days of initial contact.

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

Experience with:

Crown Prosecution Service, Legal Executive Officer
Counselling for Carers (C4C)
Clarity, 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
Current DBS Certificate held.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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Individuals £30. Students on a counselling diploma course £25

I offer concessionary counselling sessions when such slots become available. Please, do feel free to ask about these.

Further information

"It will all be all right in the end. If it is not all right, it is not yet the end." Apologies to the Marigold Hotel.

Maps & Directions

Shebbear, EX21 5HH
Bideford, EX39 2JR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Please get in touch, I now have some limited availability and will do my very best to see you within 3 days of initial contact.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults