I am a qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Counsellor (CBT) with seventeen years experience of delivering a high standard of care to clients.
CBT is a short term solution focused counselling approach that centres on the principle that our emotional disturbances and problematic behaviours are caused by unhelpful self defeating thought processes. The aim of CBT is to uncover and re-structure ingrained unhealthy thinking to relieve emotional distress and bring problematic behaviours under control.
Although I am a specialist Cognitive Behavioural practitioner I recognise that the needs of my clients are paramount and any therapeutic work undertaken should be dynamic, and bespoke rather than limited to one philosophy. Having developed a wider knowledge of other counselling approaches over the years I often work eclectically, bringing some of these therapeutic styles into my practice as a means to enrich client experience.
I am an accredited member of the (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (the UK’s largest ethical counselling body) and uphold the values and principles outlined in their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I have experience of working compassionately with a spectrum of issues including :
- Anxiety & Stress Management
- Confidence & Low Self Esteem
- Loss, Grief & Bereavement
- Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress
- OCD & Phobias
- Abuse (Physical, Emotional & Psychological)
- Occupational /Work Related issues
Currently, I work closely with Breast Cancer Haven at a national level and offering specialist online counselling to their service users. I also facilitate some of their support groups for young women and also women with secondary diagnosis. In addition, I work with Victim Support Homicide Service to support families of murder victims. I am also a registered Counselling Psychotherapist for West Midlands Police.
I am committed to offering a safe, confidential and nurturing environment where I can work collaboratively with clients to explore the source of their difficulties and find a way forward towards a renewed wellbeing. This can be undertaken flexibly in terms of daytime, evening or weekend appointments, through individual face to face counselling from premises in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull (Coronavirus restrictions permitting). Alternatively, I can offer a telephone counselling or online service throughout the UK if travelling is problematic or health issues inhibit access.
Please feel free to make contact if you would like more information about my therapeutic style of practice or wish to explore your specific requirements.
“Thank you for your wisdom and kindness; I learned a lot during our sessions and although life can be challenging at times I feel much more prepared to deal with it now due to your support.”
“My time with Jan has enabled me to get to a place where I feel free from worries, where I have dealt with the roots of my fears and where I am equipped to deal with any feelings of anxiety that come my way. I would highly recommend!“
-PS (Dickens Heath, Solihull)
“Jan helped me take some constructive steps and to stop procrastinating! I’m looking forward to having my life back and I’m feeling more positive so thank you!”
“Jan was a complete superstar! She is the most welcoming lady who made me feel at ease straight away! What a friendly, professional yet personable service. Thank you Jan! I would recommend you to anyone!“
“Jan is patient and understanding…. and put me back together again. It wasn’t quick and it wasn’t easy however with perseverance and direction, matters were able to be filed away and managed. Having had no success elsewhere I was happy to discover Jan. Thanks again.”
-Paul (Police Officer, Staffordshire)
“Your talking and coping methods have helped me get through difficult daily moments and helped me become ‘me’ again. My family have noticed a huge difference and have all commented on how the old me is now ‘back’ in their lives… I am so grateful for your time and your help”
“Jan’s pragmatic style and balance between challenge and support was just right for me and really helped me see things from a different perspective which will mean healthier life patterns from this point on. Thanks so much!”
– LS (Tanworth-in-Arden)
“Your calm, professional pragmatism were exactly what was needed !”
“Jan is such a calm, welcoming and warm person who you immediately feel comfortable talking to. Her therapy has truly changed my life for the better and for that I am eternally grateful. What a wonderful person who I would highly recommend“
– Helen (Boreham Wood, Herts)