Jan Merrills

Jan Merrills

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Sessions from £50.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

When we feel overwhelmed and unable to see the wood for the trees, we can quickly find ourselves unable to cope with work or daily life. Sometimes all that is needed is an opportunity to explore the roots of our problems in a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental environment with someone who will work with us to help us discover insights and get clarity.

 If you are feeling lost, overwhelmed by the stresses in life, not feeling yourself anymore, whatever the issues these are all problems that can often be alleviated through counselling or therapy in order to help bring about and maintain lasting changes to improve your well-being.

For those looking for a therapist who is also a business coach ,I have 30 years' experience in senior management in one of the world's top four firms of Chartered Accountants.  Now  coaching/ training line managers to recognize and assist with handling employee distress so as to avoid presenteeism and absenteeism.

I am also quality of life coach. This approach allows you to have a fully- rounded review into your life including personal life, family life, and professional life. It helps you identify those areas in your life that need careful reflection and examination in order to make the best decisions possible for your wellbeing. If in business, let me help you make an internal assessment of your talents and abilities to determine the best way to leverage those strengths and if appropriate, optimise your entrepreneurial pursuits. I offer a safe space where you can speak candidly and with introspection about personal issues.

For example,  If you are a CEO, i offer a place where you can feel safe and at ease discussing private matters in strict confidence. Let me help you see your life in holistic terms, balancing business and personal life in a way that helps improve your overall quality of life. I have 30 years' experience in senior management including at PWc.

Practice description


Depending on the service requested sessions can be by remote platforms ie skype and telephone or when again possible,  in the therapy room or at your place of work.


My first session

First sessions for therapy are initial consultations where I will ask you what is bringing you to therapy right now, what needs to change and what will life be like going forward if nothing changes.

First sessions at employer workplaces will be to discuss the services required and their perameters.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited