Jan Ryan

Jan Ryan

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - BLACKHEATH

Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Lets find a way. I can support you as you find a new way forward through whatever it is that has you considering counselling. I know that new way forward must be according to what is important to you as an individual, and I can support your process of thinking/feeling your way forward. Sometimes, the most important thing is just to relate the story of your life, other times, to think strategically in order to tackle a particular problem - very often, it's a bit of both! 

I have been working as a counsellor for thirteen years now. My  initial training was psychodynamic at post-graduate level, along with person-centred bereavement support work. Before I became a counsellor, I worked for many years as a teacher in further education and worked for nine years as a Samaritan volunteer, and for nine years as a supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care. 

My other line of work is as a Life Celebrant, producing and delivering funeral services. 

Practice description

I work in a community centre in Blackheath, south London; and I am also available to  'meet' remotely either by phone call or a video call. 

My hours are -

Mornings: Monday to Thursday

Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Within these parameters, I am happy to work in a flexible way with appointments where that is logistically possible. However please be aware that I will charge for less than 24 hours notice of a change in plan. 

I currently charge £60 per session. I offer reduced fees for those on low incomes.

My first session

A first session is all about hearing your story and also to be clear whether or not you have come to the right place. Usually, we make some sort of plan as to how to use the sessions but this remains flexible. It's also important to chat about the practicalities such as times of meetings, fees, contracting etc. 

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Emotionally focused therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy