Jan Grafton

Jan Grafton

Timsbury
Hampshire
SO51

01794 367 330 / 07753 261 300

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About me

Hello and welcome. Today's world brings many challenges that seem to weigh us down and prevent us from living the life we want. I believe that everyone has the potential to be the person they want to be; as an experienced therapist I am passionate about working alongside clients to allow them to find their own solutions and bring about long lasting changes.

I am an integrative counsellor, who works creatively with older children, adolescents and adults. I offer a confidential, safe and supportive, non-judgemental space for you to explore the issues of concern. My therapeutic work uses a variety of theoretical models and techniques to suit the needs of the individual and has helped clients with stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and confidence, self-harm, suicidal ideation, bereavement and loss, and relationship issues.

I provide long and short term counselling depending on the needs of the client, based on mutually agreed goals and time frame. Longer term therapy, in particular, can be distressing but to work through long held thoughts in a supported environment can be healing and give resolution for the client. As an accredited member of the National Counselling Society I adhere to its ethical framework.

A good working relationship is essential in counselling, so therefore, I provide a free 30 minute initial consultation, either by phone or face to face; to allow you to assess if counselling is right for you at this time and that you feel comfortable with me. It is important to consider carefully whether to go ahead and I will give you space to make your decision freely.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling- AIM Awards Level 4
Level 5 certificate in counselling Young People - YPI Counselling (Basingstoke)
Child Safeguarding

I qualified in 2014 and I have experience in working with older children, adolescents and young people in a school and voluntary environment as well as with adults.

My experience of working with Secondary age students in school has been long and varied. Most of my therapy work has been with young people aged 11-25 years old on a one to one basis, including some work with clients with autistic traits. I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate  and my details can be checked on the update service.

I have a particular interest in bereavement and loss and I work with a local charity supporting children as young as 4 who have experienced the loss of a close family relative.

I am committed to continuing my professional development and have attended training on the following:

Play therapy

Working with Gender Identity – the role of Psychotherapy

The cause of depression workshop

Bereavement Awareness

End of life care

Getting started with Acceptance Commitment Therapy

The impact of Loss conference

Working with clients on the autistic spectrum

Why touch matters workshop

Supporting families who have lost a child through stillbirth or infancy death

Exploring Loss day conference

Bereavement and working with teenagers

Facilitating group discussion and ensuring productive feedback.

ADHD

Autism

Self- Harm training (Emma Selwood, through Simon Says)

Recognising Common Mental Health Difficulties in Children and Young People (Dr Lisa Rudgley, Berkshire Healthcare)

Simon Says induction training

Engaging and Counselling Young People and how this differs from working with adults – Alison Edwards MA, DipSW

Attachment Theory – Sir Richard Bowlby

Bereavement training – Time 2 Talk (provided by Simon Says)

Training for school counsellors – Time 2 Talk

Social Anxiety when working with young people – Susy Churchill

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

Fees

Initial 30 minute consultation is free, either face to face on on the telephone.
£40 for a 50 minute session
A few concessionary rate places available for financial hardship, please contact to discuss.

Maps & Directions

Timsbury, SO51

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Variable hours between 9am and 7pm, although appointments would be mutually agreed and at a regular time.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults