About Me

Professional QualificationsJan Ross 9

  • Registered Nurse (not practising)
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Diploma in Death and Dying Studies
  • BA (Hons) Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate of Proficiency (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Membership

  • Member of BACP (Current)

Experience
I originally trained as a general nurse and went on to specialise in palliative care and providing support for families faced with bereavement. I left nursing to undertake a degree is in Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies. After graduating I supported a group of young mothers to set up services supporting other young mothers and their children in the local community.

I also worked for many years for The Terrence Higgins Trust supporting adults and children on a one to one basis, who were living with HIV and AIDS and later with the SWAN project supporting people with issues around addiction.

My approach
I work as a Person Centred Integrative therapist. This means that I don’t have a “one size fits all” approach when working with people, but that I look for the approach that best fits with you as a person and will best meet your needs.

Some people find that working creatively with paint, clay, writing, poetry or drawing, can provide a medium with which to express difficult thoughts and feelings. I can support you to find creative ways to express yourself should you want to.

 

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better,
you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so”
Noam Chomsky