Hello, I'm Jane. I am a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor and I would love to help you find the answers to whatever is troubling you - relationships, sadness, loss, bereavement, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, general mental health, loneliness, abuse and depression. These have been unsettling times - do you want to talk things through?
I am a warm, caring, understanding person, open and friendly and deeply committed to helping you find a way forward, helping you work through your issues in a caring, nurturing environment. Working together over a number of sessions we will build up trust and confidence, and change the way you are feeling about those issues in your life which are impacting on happiness and well-being. Experienced with children and young people. No-one can turn the clock back but let me help you start to address the emotions and feelings so that we can move forward, cope, heal, thrive.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a broad range of qualifications including a BSocSc (Hons) degree in Social Policy and a background in both the hospitality sector and education admin (special needs). I retrained later in my career, Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB), and feel I can bring a range of life experience and care to the very special therapeutic space. I am a BACP registered member.
I have experience in substance misuse counselling (drugs/alcohol). As a school counsellor in a special school for many years, have hundreds of hours of experience with children, adolescents and young people. I have worked with clients experiencing loss, bereavement, abuse, trauma, domestic violence, addiction and depression.
Working creatively and with the arts in the therapy room is an experience I can bring and a way of working that I know can be extremely helpful to my clients.
Kindness, empathy, sincerity and warmth are at the heart of my work and helping you work through the issues you would like my help with.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Evenings, weekends, some daytime.
I prefer to work in person, however during Corona I am happy to work online via zoom or another platform. My practice is situated in the centre of Heathfield and offers a peaceful, calm, tranquil therapeutic space.