Jan Ryan,




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 where I come in is in supporting you as you put it together. I will provide the time and the private space plus my experience, knowledge and training.


Background, Qualifications and Professional Status

I have several  years experience as a counsellor, and many more in the education sector. I have worked with clients and students with a range of life experiences particularly bereavement, relationship break-up and other kinds of loss, suicidal feelings, depression, alcoholism, anger, lack of confidence and low self-worth.

I have a BSc(Hons) in psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Mental Health First Aid Certificate, Cruse Certificate in Counselling Superision, and Ascentis Certificate in Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have graduate registration with the British Psychological Society.

As a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy (where practitioners undertake research) and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force.

I also work as a counselling supervisor, group facilitator, staff trainer, and funerary celebrant.

Location & Availability


Consultations & Fees

I use consultation rooms in Blackheath, London SE3.


I am willing to meet any day of the week, constraints of the rooms and my other commitments allowing.

I only work with clients of 18 years of age and over. If you are under 18, please do not suffer unhappiness alone. Contact a youth worker or your school or college counsellor. There are also some wonderful support organizations for children and teens listed on the "links" tab above.

I offer private counselling supervision to student or qualified counsellors according to requirements.

I am very happy to work with counselling students but ask that first, I have sight of your course requirements in regard to therapy as these can be complex.

Consultations usually last between 50 minutes and one hour. The first session is free of charge and its purpose is to discuss your needs and establish a working relationship or referral elsewhere. Should you decide that you would like to continue with regular counselling, weekly or fortnightly consultations are recommended, the number of these negotiated as we go along. I will charge £50 per consultation and will consider reduced rates for those on low incomes.

Please note, from 1st March 2016 my fee will increase to £55 per session.