Professional Qualifications

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 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 gained my Certificate and Counselling Diploma from The University West of England 16 years ago and since then have continually  developed my professional skills.
  • I am qualified in Art Therapy and Dance Movement Therapy.
  • I studied Brief Solution Focused Therapy at Bristol University .
  • Working with Addiction at UWE Bristol
  • Bereavement  Counselling UWE Bristol
  • Working with Clients who Self Harm. CYPS Training
  • Working with Young People with Eating Disorders CYPS
  • Child Protection Training. Level 3 CYPS
  • Restorative Approaches.
  • Understanding Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing for Young People CAMHS Training.
  • Wellbeing Training for Adults. Bristol City Council .
  • Group Work Facilitators Training ,which included transpersonal approaches, group dynamics and processes, interpersonal and relational skills.
  • Gestalt  Experiential Therapy.
  • DFES Mentoring Programme



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...

      Nore Road Counselling

"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.

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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.