- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I currently have availability within my practice.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and welcome. It's likely that you're reading this because you are searching for help with a difficulty that you're struggling with currently, such as anxiety or depression, or perhaps you feel lost and would like help to make sense of things in your life.
I believe we all have the potential within ourselves to change and counselling, with the connection between the client and therapist at its heart, helps to unlock that process. It can result in more helpful thinking and behaviour patterns, resolution of difficulties, increased self-confidence and improved relationships.
I believe it is important for counsellors to have had a broad life experience as well as the relevant professional experience and qualifications. In my own life, I worked as a freelance journalist while raising a child with autism and severe learning disabilities. I then changed direction in my fifties to complete an MSc in The Applied Psychology of Intellectual Disabilities at Portsmouth University and train as a counsellor, gaining a Higher Education Diploma at Waverley Abbey College, Farnham.
I work with individual adults across all age ranges and have a special interest in working with the unique issues that parent-carers of children/adults with additional needs face and with clients who consider themselves to be neurodiverse. My training and experience also allow a flexible, holistic, client-centred approach that includes working with people who hold religious/spiritual beliefs, which they may or may not choose to explore in counselling. I only incorporate these areas in my practice if people specifically ask me to because they find them meaningful and helpful.
I offer short-term and long-term, open-ended counselling and use an integrative trauma-informed counselling approach, which means that I draw from several well-established therapy models, adapting my approach to suit you.
I work online, by phone, or in a confidential home setting in West Meon, which sits between Winchester and Petersfield in Hampshire (with free, accessible parking).
My fees and cancellation policy are on my website: www.janealcockcounselling.co.uk
“I'm really happy I have found you! Your counselling approach is well rounded ..... I already feel stronger and capable!” G (age 41)
“I felt so heard and held and comforted, like you were really there for me ….. Thank you ….." L (age 57)
“I found it cathartic to work on my ‘life graph’ ..... I shed a lot of tears and that was healing.” P (age 48)
"Counselling has made an important difference in my life. My counsellor was patient, knowledgeable, and open-minded. Talking to my counsellor gave me hope and confidence to continue helping myself. My counsellor gave me practical strategies to continue navigating my healing journey successfully." O (age 33)
My first session
I understand that you might be nervous about starting therapy and choosing a counsellor so, to help you to get a sense of what therapy is about, if I'm the best service for you and how I might help you, I offer a free, no-obligation consultation. This consultation can be done by phone or online.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited