Working with Me
There are a wide range of reasons that you may be considering working with a counsellor. You may be struggling with anxiety or low mood, feel confused, vulnerable or need support through a difficult time. You may be wanting to address a specific issue that is causing you difficulties.
My therapeutic stance is largely informed by an approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (known as ACT).
ACT takes the stance that it is our battle with trying to control unpleasant, unwanted feelings or thoughts that causes us the most problems. It is essentially an approach of `
Embrace your demons and follow your heart`
The way we will be working together will be quite active. We will be working out what’s most important in your life. This means whilst of course there will be talking and listening, its also about new skills and trying as best you can to work with these skills between our sessions.
My name is Jayne and I work as a Counsellor with adults and students in higher education. I have an interest and experience in working with individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, loss and ongoing health conditions. In addition , my experience encompasses a wide range of life issues and struggles during my career working in a Counselling charity in Derbyshire, an NHS counselling service and work with students at University.
I have over 20 years experience working in the NHS as an Occupational therapist and have worked with a range of clients living with different physical disabilities, mental illness and ongoing health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME.
I have been working as a Counsellor for around the last 10 years, having qualified in 2005. I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am guided by the Ethical framework of this professional body. I have worked in a Counselling charity providing low cost counselling in Derbyshire, an NHS counselling service and currently work with students in a University.
Diploma in Counselling (2005)
MSc in Occupational Therapy (2000)