Jane Wareing-Smith | Accredited Counsellor | Preston | NCS

Jane Wareing-Smith

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS22-02842

Location: Preston

My name is Jane. I am a professionally qualified and accredited registered member of the NCS and also a registered BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist. This means I have letters after my name, such as FdA and (Accred) NCS & MBACP. What does this mean to you? Probably not a lot, but to reassure you that it means I have to prove to my professional governing bodies that I have done all the right courses and adhere to their guidelines.

I’m sure you don’t need to hear me talking about how I can offer a safe space and that I’m non-judgemental - that goes without saying, so Im not going to mention it anymore.

I started my counselling path late in life, I was in my late 40s. I thought ...what am I doing? But I soon found out I liked studying Counselling ! I discovered that my life experiences have undoubtedly been a big part of my motivation to become a Counsellor. I felt as though I had lived my life feeling judged; not doing what’s ’right’ or not doing what I ‘should be doing’ by other people’s standards.

But a lot of that has changed now, and my Counselling journey has helped me to recognise my strengths...as well as my weaknesses, but, this is ok, we are all different. My life and work experience has come together to give me a real passion for working with people who may be struggling in life, for so many different reasons, and to work with them to find a way through, and move on to enjoy life! I am a really good listener at work and enjoy turning this off at home!

I enjoy the odd bit of running, horse riding when I can, I have started my own full time private practice and loving every minute of it.
Well, Im definitely different now, Im me and enjoying living life the way I want to.

Oh, btw thought I would put this in........

My professional experience is extensive and includes addiction, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem and domestic abuse. I have worked for the Survivors Trust, where I counselled survivors of rape, sexual abuse and childhood sexual abuse. I have also worked in prisons, counselling individuals with substance misuse, depression, grief, relational problems and other mental health related issues.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy - UoD
    CPCAB Counselling Studies
    CPCAB Counselling Skills
    Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling NCS
    Eco Therapy Walk and Talk CPCAB
    Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse RCGP
    SMART Recovery Facilitator
    Structured Clinical Management NHS
    Mental Health First Aid MHFA
    Stop SO UK
    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training ASIST
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Panic attacks
    • Self-esteem
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Violence / Victim support
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