About me

'My reputation is based on my attention to clinical excellence'

I am an experienced psycho-therapeutic counselling professional, personal development coach, and superviser of other counselling professionals. I practice in London, the Cotswolds and worldwide. Offering a very safe, non judgemental and confidential relationship, in all modalities.

COUNSELLING

I completed my professional training twenty four years ago , starting my own private practice a year after qualifying. I continued to go on to further study for two years, qualifying as a therapist with Relate, the renowned counselling organisation for couples. After a few years working with Relate, I incorporated a couple couselling service in to my private practice, (which I find most rewarding).

My experience is extensive with over 25.000 hours of counselling under my belt - and pride myself on being able to relate and connect to my clients with ease.

I completed further study in mental health and varies other specialities. I have extensive knowledge of addiction, formaly as a therapist and also as a director for a residential rehabilitation centre - and I have also developed my own counselling style, to work with clients with Asperger ( autistic spectrum disorder) who on a general basis find counselling tricky.

EMPLOYEE SUPPORT

I have supported employees in International banks, the NHS, police forces, Network Rail and others, through 'employee assisted programmes' whilst working for a large EAP provider.

I now provide private EAP support through my own business, for organisatins in the U.K. and abroad.

SUPERVISION

Post qualifying, and after many years working with clients, I extended my training with the Centre for Supervision and team Development. to become a supervisor of others professionals. I went on to supervise for Cruse and independent psychotherapists working in their own private practices, plus other practitioners working within organisations.

I continue to be committed to a regular programme of continued professional development and have become knowledgeable in many other areas. I am also a member of The Royal Society of Medicine.

RESOLUTION

There are times in life, in families, in relationships, personal and in the workplace, when issues arise that seem impossible to resolve. I have worked in various areas successfully, to help people work out a mutually agreeable outcome. This might be working with a family to help resolve drug and alcohol issues, or to mediate in relationship breakdown and maybe to help arrange a contact agreement for access for children. The calm influence of an independent trained counselling professional, can help to keep the emotions of those that are distressed and hurting, manageable. Sensible plans, help with communication and providing an opportunity for everyone to be heard, often turning a difficult situation, into one that becomes resolved.

COACHING

I studied and qualified over ten years ago as a coach, and I am an accredited coach with the BACP.

During my role as a coach, I am honest, clear and direct, helping my client to access their strengths, establish their goals and meet their targets. My former clients include business leaders, professional sportsmen and women. Plus, women and men like you and I, simply wanting to improve self confidence and reach their goals in life.

MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

Over the past 30 years I have acquired a varied repertoire with regard to the different business models; this has enabled me to expand my management experience. Unhappy, unfulfilled employees will stunt business growth quicker than any recession. Managers are often caught between two sectors: the employees and the senior executives. This can be a lonely place, and I offer an opportunity to discuss all aspects in confidence.

It can be an even lonelier place at the very top of an organisation. keeping perspective, balancing personal and professional responsibilities and maintaining good self care can feel impossible. I am that safe, solid personal support mechanism that can be relied upon to maintain confidentiality and help you work through your issues and thrive.

Testimonial 2013

“We have worked with Jan, for well over a year now. Jan provides our Employee Support Programme at Commercial Group through telephone counselling and face to face support. Our employees feel secure in the knowledge that the service is completely confidential and can be used for any kind of psychological or emotional issues whether work related or personal.

We are thrilled with the professionalism and expertise that Jan provides us with and look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.” - Emma Levings Head of HR Commercial Group Ltd (Commercial remain a client to this day.)

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