Hello I’m Jean Black, an experienced BACP accredited Counsellor.
If you feel stuck I can help you to find new ways to deal with life's difficulties, and move forward positively, with purpose into the future.
How can I help?
Many people become anxious or stressed due to family or work problems. You are not alone. Sometimes just talking about your issues can help put things into perspective. I'm here to offer you a safe, friendly, confidential approach to counselling.
I have over 15 years counselling experience. I will sensitively listen to what you need to say and provide you with support to help you gain insight into, and accept, whatever you are feeling. If necessary I will work with you to explore new tools and ways to help you find your way in life, so you can experience greater resilience to cope and feel fulfilled.
If you feel there is no progression in your work or home life, and it is not as exciting as it once was. If you are facing tough times after a specific event or if you have low self esteem, I can offer you holistic counselling to help guide you in the right direction. I can help you to tap into your inner resources, to be inspired to create a new positive future.
"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet, confident voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow"".
What is counselling?
Counselling provides a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to share your experiences and how you are feeling so that you can be helped to deal with difficult or challenging times.
I can help with a range of issues, including:
- Feelings of loneliness or isolation
- Emotional problems
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Relationship difficulties
- Loss of meaning of life
- Bereavement or loss
- Low self esteem
- Anger management
- Personal growth and improvement
My training is varied so that my style of counselling is eclectic. This means that I am able to be flexible in my approach so I can best meet your individual needs.
I offer individual counselling. I provide both short term and longer term counselling. I have a private room which is situated near Newbury Park underground station and Seven Kings overground station.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation and Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling. (BACP accredited)
Diploma in Hypnoanalysis and Clinical Hypnosis
Certificate in Coaching and Stress management.
Some examples of specialist courses / workshops I have attended:
Conflict resolution, Anger Management, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychological First Aid, NLP, An introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Sandtray Play, Non Violent Communication, Brain Working Recursive Therapy and An introduction to EMDR.
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 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals: Initial Assessment £40 for 45 minutes
Subsequent Appointments: £48 for 50 minutes
Cancellation fees are payable in full unless prior 48 hours notice is given.
Jean has qualifications as a Counsellor, Coach, Trainer, and Consultant. Jean has over 15 years experience in the personal development field and is passionate about enabling people to become more aware of what is holding them back from tapping into their full potential and feeling fulfilled in life. All her work is about empowering others to be the best they can be. She firmly believes that when times get tough, there are ways through. Sometimes a little push in the right direction can make a big difference.
You can find out more about what Jean offers by going to her website: www.mindfulsolutions.co.uk.
Jean is accredited with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abides by the BACP ethical framework. She holds a current full DBS certificate
What do you do now?
To find the right path in life, and for you to learn new skills to raise your confidence and be happy, please feel free to contact me for a chat. I know that it will take courage for you to make contact - however I would like to encourage you to do so, so that I can answer any questions you might have and ensure I am the best person to support you right now.