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Accredited CBT Therapist and Counsellor

About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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 (BABCP)

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£70.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

£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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The latest appointment booking time Is 4.30pm.

Further information

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).

3 Exeter Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 4DA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

The therapy room is upstairs on the first floor.

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