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About me

As a psychotherapist and counsellor I see each person as unique. In therapy we explore possibilities for improving our lives by examining the life crisis, problem, or confusion. I offer a confidential space where you can discuss your world and feelings in compassion and without judgement. Together we will explore what troubles you and through this discover new possibilities for ways of living and coping.

People come to counselling for many reasons. For some a loss or trauma may have made coping difficult. Others may feel depressed, anxious or lonely, or experience feelings of hopelessness or low self worth. Some experience personal, emotional or relationship difficulties, and sometimes we just don’t know what's wrong.

Whatever your reasons research has shown that speaking to a professional in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment is helpful. Together we will decide if a brief intervention for a current life crisis or longer term therapy might be most helpful to you.

I work from a private location near West Wittering, about 10 minutes from Chichester in West Sussex. Public transportation and free parking are available.

I have an Advanced Diploma in counselling supervision (NCS accredited) and offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists, in person or online, at a frequency to suit your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

  • I have been a practising therapist for many years, working in a variety of settings in long and short term therapy, the charity sector, and private practice. I have worked with a range of personal issues and have over 2,500 hours practice experience.
  • I am a Senior Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Chichester.
  • I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice.

Training and Qualifications

  • MSc, Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton
  • Dip, Humanistic Counselling, University of Chichester
  • Adv Dip, Counselling Supervision, KRCS
  • Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship, Tavistock Relationships
  • PG Dip, Advanced Research Methods, City University, London
  • BA, Colgate University, New York, USA
  • Accredited Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Registered Member, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Clinical Member, Southern Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (SAFPAC)

I am currently researching a PhD on assessment for psychotherapy and counselling.

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for 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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

£35 - £45 per 50 minute session

Availability

I have daytime and evening appointments available.

Chichester
West Sussex
PO20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Jean Wells, MBACP (Accred), UKCP, MSc, Adv Dip Supervision

Jean Wells, MBACP (Accred), UKCP, MSc, Adv Dip Supervision