Jean Staff

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UK Council for Psychotherapy Regd. Integrative Counsellor
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Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31
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About me

I am an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

I provide short and long-term therapy for adults either face to face at my home in Walsham-Le-Willows or online. 

I can help with any psychological or emotional issue you may be experiencing. Many of my clients come for help with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, work related stress, loss and bereavement etc.   

My counselling approach recognises and prizes the uniqueness of each of us. The idea that therapy can be undertaken using a 'template' is one that I do not adhere to. Each client has different life experiences, needs and hopes and I aim to fully understand each client's unique experience and distress and in that understanding, facilitate change. 

For many people, I believe their distress and unhappiness is not caused by the person's internal process but rather by the messages and signals directed at them and the events they encounter in life. I don't ask 'What is wrong with you?' but rather 'What has happened to you?'  

I believe we are thoroughly relational beings (as are all things in the natural world) and our wellbeing is fundamentally determined by the nature of our relationships. In my experience, many clients distress is of a relational nature ie lack of relationship, separation, conflict with family members, bullying or abuse and the ultimate relational trauma, death of a loved one. 

At its core, counselling is a relationship of two people coming together to enable change through connection.   

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my counselling training in 2008 when I began a two year Integrative counselling course at West Suffolk College. I then joined Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy and completed a further two years of training and obtained my BSC (Hons) degree in 2015. In 2019 I joined the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute in Nottingham to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision. 

I have trained as an Integrative Counsellor which means that my training covered all the main counselling approaches ie Person centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. I am able to draw upon a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to meet the needs of each individual client. 

I have worked as a counsellor with clients since 2012, initially for Suffolk Mind in Bury St Edmunds and for the past eight years in private practice. 


  • BSC (Hons) In Integrative Counselling (2015) Middlesex University via Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision (2019).

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee is £55 for a one hour session. I offer a limited number of concession places for people on limited income and also for trainee counsellors. The initial assessment session is at the reduced rate of £45. 

My concession rate for trainee counsellors is £45.  

When I work

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Walsham-Le-Willows, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

UKCP qualified and registered Supervisor, experienced working with both students/trainees and experienced counsellors.

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