Jane Williams Counselling: Counselling for adults in Bedford
Hello. Are you feeling disconnected from yourself or from others? Maybe you have a sense of being lost or stuck: knowing that you would like things to be different but feeling uncertain about how to make changes.
Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed, angry, anxious or sad about a situation or a relationship.
Counselling is your time and space to explore and understand what is going on for you. We can work together to help you to make sense of your experiences, thoughts and behaviours. By experiencing a relationship where you are listened to with compassion and without judgement, I hope that you will be able to find a meaningful way forward and the courage to make the changes that you may be seeking.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified professional counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My qualifications are:
- Trauma and sexual violence training
- MSc in Counselling (Distinction), University of Northampton (level 7)
- Higher Education Certificate in Counselling and Counselling Skills, Birkbeck, University of London (level 4)
- MA in Experimental Psychology, Keble College, University of Oxford (First Class Honours)
As well as offering therapy sessions through my private practice, I work with clients at both mental health and sexual violence charities.
I have helped clients from age 16 upwards from a diverse range of backgrounds to explore their experiences, thoughts and feelings; supporting them to move forward. This has included:
- Grief and loss
- Work-related stress
- Historical abuse
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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Contact me to arrange a time for a short, free phone conversation and to arrange a first session together.
Sessions are £45 for 50 minutes. Our first session will last for one hour (£45), to explore what has brought you to counselling and what you are hoping for. It's also a chance for you to decide if you would like to work with me: counselling is about finding the right person that you can work with.
Don't worry if you're not sure how many sessions you may need: we can talk about it and work out the best way forward together.
I accept payment by bank transfer or by card.
I am passionate about working with people when life feels difficult, helping you to explore your experiences, relationships, thoughts and emotions. I can support you to make sense of how different parts of your life, and parts of yourself, may be contributing to how you are feeling. I work compassionately to help you rediscover a sense of hope, enabling you to make the changes you would like in your life.
Working with me can help you to move forward in a way that makes sense for you. I believe that the answers you need come from within you. Through the time and space of our relationship we can find them together.
Counselling is confidential and non-judgemental: you can share whatever you need to. It is a safe space where you can explore what feels important. We will talk more about confidentiality in your first session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have some appointments available on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, including early morning and early evening sessions.
Types of client