Me - Jane 

I love helping people build a life they love, one which we all deserve. Following a long career in the drinking water industry I realised that there was more to life and spent 5 years training as an osteopath. Helping patients made me realise that many people are not happy in their lives, and inspired me to add to my skills and train as a counsellor. I completed a 2 year postgraduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy at the respected University of East London and loved it so much that I wanted to help as wide a range of people as now I focus on counselling.

I am an integrative therapist, using tools and techniques from the many different strands of counselling to come up with the best solution for you.  I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and also work as a bereavement counsellor at a local hospice. I am interested in working with all types of issues and have a particular interest in people who find themselves at a cross-roads in life, supporting them to figure out who they are and where their journey might take them next. I am also passionate about  helping people with bereavement and grief; in particular complicated grief. 
More recently I became a Petals Approved counsellor, working with all types of baby loss. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss and termination for medical reasons. If you've experienced any of these and need support please contact me and be assured of compassionate understanding.

I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here  Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here

I also have a Certificate in Online and Telephone counselling.


Together we can explore what has brought you to this point in your life and formulate a way forward. Counselling can be as few or as many sessions as you need, in a supportive and understanding setting. Maybe you just need someone to 'offload' to or maybe you need some help to get back on the path again. Sometimes a fresh set of eyes can help you see life differently. Sometimes, just understanding that how you're feeling is normal can help get you back on the path to a better life.

Whatever you need, we can do it together!

Jane Allen

Jane Allen PGDip MBACP

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One Life – Essex | find us on Counselling Pages