My professional body is the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists as a member (MBACP) I follow the guidelines for good practice which you can see on their website www.bacp.co.uk.You can find my entry on their Directory of Counsellors where my region is Portishead North Somerset.
I am a registered counsellor on the UK Register of Counsellors ..I am also registered with the Information Commissioner as a Controller of Sensitive Data under the Data Protection Act(1998) and follow the government recommendations and guidelines for storing sensitive data.
I am fully insured with both public liability and professional indemnity cover.
I have worked for 14 years within an education setting supporting young people and their families, empowering young people to overcome many difficulties resulting in improved engagement in school, more positive behaviours and have greater faith in their own resilience.
My work with parents has enabled them to develop more meaningful relationships ,to improve communication and having a greater understanding of their children. I have run successful Parenting and Wellbeing groups within the South Bristol community for many years.
I have worked as a counsellor for agencies supporting postnatal depression, sexual abuse and rape and ,within the prison service, counselling inmates who self harmed.
I have worked collaboratively with agencies whose support includes drug and alcohol abuse, adult mental health domestic violence and trafficking.
Some of the organisations I've worked for and alongside...
"Listening is giving the other person the experience of being heard" Carl Rogers.
“Listening is giving the other person the experience of being heard” - Carl Rogers.
Nore Road Counselling Portishead
A little about me...
I'm Jane and I have over 18 years experience as a counsellor.
My aim as a counsellor is to provide a safe ,supportive and non-judgemental environment where you can explore your concerns and move forward with clarity. Change isn’t complicated. However, I acknowledge the first step, which might be contacting a counsellor for the first time, takes courage.
During the initial assessment we can explore how counselling can help you.
We all have a unique life story which is why I adopt an integrated approach to therapy. By this I mean I draw on my experience so that I can tailor my approach to best suit your need, with respect and empathy .
Our therapeutic relationship will give you the confidence to express freely your concerns, feelings and behaviours so gaining a better understanding. I will help you to explore, identify and understand the possible causes of your difficulties and together we can develop ways of thinking and behaving so you can live your life more fully.