Hi my name is Jan and I am an experienced, well-qualified CBT therapist and counsellor.
At times when life is stressful, we may feel anxious, frustrated and depressed. We find ways of coping which feel helpful at the time but possibly not so much in the longer term. These behaviours can lead to consequences for ourselves and affect our relationships.
Working together in a respectful and compassionate environment, we can talk things through to gain a shared understanding of what is going on for you, break the problem down using the CBT model and begin to figure out what needs to change.
CBT is a talking therapy with a practical approach and can be successfully applied to many problems. If you wish to discuss whether CBT is the right way forward for you, I would be happy to do so with an initial telephone call free of charge.
What I can help with:
Abuse, Anxiety, Childhood Related Issues, Depression, Health Issues, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Worry, Obsessions, OCD, Panic Attacks, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress, Redundancy, Relationship Problems, Low Self Esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work Related Stress.
Talking really does help.
Training, qualifications & experience
2011 Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapy.
2006 Certificate in Couples Therapy
2002 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
1985 Intensive Care Nursing Certificate
1981 Registered Nurse
I have over 20 years experience of working as a counsellor and CBT therapist within the NHS and in private practice. Having previously worked as a Registered Nurse for 12 years, I have a broad knowledge of medical conditions.
Over time, I have developed a special interest in self-esteem. Low self-esteem can cause negative opinions of ourselves and lead to worrying excessively about what others might think. As such it can affect our whole lives. If you are self-critical, find it difficult to accept praise or are often left feeling bad about yourself, you may have low self-esteem and could benefit from CBT.
Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) are third wave therapies proving highly effective in helping people manage psychological problems. Over the last few years, I have received training in these approaches and if it is a good fit for you, aspects of these can be woven into therapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£70 per hourly session, last appointment is 4.30pm.
A course of therapy is approximately 8-12 sessions.
If past issues are influencing current problems, more sessions may be necessary.
Additional administration charges are made if reports or invoices are requested.
I work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The latest appointment booking time Is 4.30pm.
I work with clients through private medical insurance (PMI) companies such as: BUPA, AXA, Aviva, Nuffield, WPA and more.
Confidentiality: During treatment the information shared is normally held in confidence except in the case of disclosure relating to serious intent to harm self or others, acts of terrorism or child protection issues.
Supervision and Continuing Professional Development (CPD): As a fully accredited member of the BABCP and BACP I fulfil the professional requirement of on-going supervision and CPD.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS):I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
Professional Liability Insurance : I have full professional liability insurance.
Data management: In compliance with General Data Protection Regulation, I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).