Jane Oldfield

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Accredited Member (MBACP) Accred. Counselling/ Psychotherapy
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Poynton SK12 & Stockport SK2
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About me

I am a BACP registered and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist providing counselling and psychotherapy online and in Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire. Before qualifying I spent many years working in the voluntary/ charity sector during which time I gained experience of working with people with a range of difficulties through my involvement, amongst other things, with the the rehabilitation of offenders in the community and the Stroke Association. I originally trained as a solicitor and worked in private practice and for a large insurance company for over 20 years. One of my key strengths and interests then was understanding people and relationships, often in stressful and difficult circumstances, and supporting them through change.

All of my work is underpinned by a strong personal interest, gained through personal and professional experience, in the impact of childhood experiences, historical family issues, social and cultural issues and diversity on self esteem, relationships at home and at work, identity and psychological wellbeing.

How do I work?
I work with individuals on an open-ended or time limited basis. I understand how hard it is to choose a therapist which is why I offer an initial session free of charge. This session will be an opportunity for you to tell me more about yourself and your current difficulties; to check if you feel comfortable with me and for me to confirm that I am able to help you. If, at the end of this, we feel we will be able to work together we can arrange further sessions.

My therapeutic philosophy                                                                                             I consider the quality of the relationship, and awareness of the process in the therapy room, to be essential for change to take place. The therapy process is one in which we work together, at your pace, on the issues that you choose to bring.  Our first aim will be to build mutual trust and respect, creating a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for us to explore your thoughts and feelings.

We may draw on the theories of Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy to help us to understand why you feel, think and behave as you do in response to particular situations.   We may also use techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to challenge your assumptions, thoughts and beliefs and gently encourage you to make changes to your behaviours.  These interventions, together with the experience of a healthy, non judgmental relationship and validation of your experiences, will lead to increased emotional and psychological resilience and wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience and special interests

I have a particular interest in

  • Relationship difficulties. I have previously worked as a volunteer counsellor/ psychotherapist at Stockport Women’s Centre dealing with, amongst other things, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, historic family issues, domestic abuse, trauma and childhood issues including sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect.
  • eating disorders and body image distress. I was employed as a psychological therapist and case manager by the Stockport NHS Community Eating Disorder Service for 8 years where I worked with clients with a range of eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia and binge eating disorder. I have completed extensive training in CBT-E an evidence based enhanced CBT programme, developed specifically for the treatment of eating disorders  and MANTRA an evidence based treatment programme for anorexia. 

    I have also previously worked for a national mental health charity providing both solution focused therapy and general counselling and also within a prison where I worked exclusively with men presenting with a wide range of issues.

    I am a professional, ethical and safe practitioner and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018.

Qualifications, Memberships and Registrations

Accredited member British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP (Accred.))

PG Dip. Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (from an Integrative Perspective) (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Supervision (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)

Essential Supervision Skills (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision) 

Up to date Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB, Criminal Records Bureau)

Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office for processing of data (Reference no. A8455376)

Professional Indemnity insurance

Additional training and development

Certificate of training in CBT (BPS approved introductory skills based course)

Comprehensive training in working with eating disorders

  • CBT-E Oxford CREDO (Centre for Research into Eating Disorders)
  • MANTRA (Maudsley and Kings London (MANTRA4NHS))

Working with Couples

Working Online During COVID 19 (Online Therapy Institute)

Working with domestic abuse 

Working with self harm (BPS Approved course)

Safeguarding  adults level 3(Renewed 2020)

Safeguarding children level 3(Renewed 2021)

Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • Cigna

Additional information

The initial session is free.

Fees vary dependent on how you are funding your therapy.  Where you are self funding I aim to keep my fees as affordable as possible in line with my belief that good therapy should be accessible to everyone.

A limited number of concessions are available for counselling and psychotherapy students.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer weekday daytime and early evening appointments.

Further information


I can be contacted using the link provided or directly by email or by calling or texting me on 07958 020372.

I aim to reply to enquiries within 24 working hours.   Please note that I do not work on weekends or Bank Holidays. If I have not replied within this time please try and contact me again as it is possible that I have not received your message.

Poynton, Cheshire, SK12

Stockport, Cheshire, SK2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Jane Oldfield MBACP (Accred.) PG Dip Psych. Dip Couns. Psychotherapy, counselling, supervision

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