Jane Pickard

Counsellor & Life Coach

  • I work at The Next Chapter on Wednesdays and Fridays, and additional times by arrangement
  • jane_pickard@mac.com


LLB, PGdip Counselling 2014 BACP (Accred) 2015

On the journey of self exploration, knowledge and towards greater peace of mind, I can offer myself as a safe guide. After a decade of experience working with adults and young people, my experience with a diverse range of clients offers flexibility in the room to find the best way of building a good therapeutic relationship.

I trained with Edinburgh University and use a Psychodynamic approach. This recognises the need to consider how aspects of the present may frustrate or worry and demand to be addressed. Core to this practice is that past experiences and relationship dynamics can control the present. The therapy in the now aims to impact the future. By paying attention to how history has formed us, there is a possibility to bring into awareness of that which controls us and so have greater choice into the future.

I have continued training through my work, including in working with young adults, in family systems, in the impact of childhood abuse, emotional and physical and in the impact of accumulated Childhood adverse experiences. I have trained in somatic body work where the physical health is recognised as a container and flag of mental health challenges including Chronic ill health issues and dissociative disorders.
I have trained and worked with clients on the impact of the boarding school experience and have found this also to be relevant knowledge for working with care leavers.

I am able to offer to work in a hybrid way with my client online/in person in a way we find best together, whilst keeping regular slots. I offer a discounted first time session in order that we might establish a decision together on whether and how best to proceed.

I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Fees for counselling sessions with Jane Pickard:

Sessions are 50 minutes

First session: £30 in person
Further sessions: £60 per session

Reduced rates are available for those on low incomes through The Next Chapter’s reduced-fee places scheme.

Life Coaching

I am delighted to offer Coaching to  clients who are not in distress yet wish to increase self-awareness, to make choices explicit, and to close the gap between their potential and the present. This is a forward-looking approach with less reflection and more focus on development.

Coaching sessions are less often than counselling sessions (every month to 6 weeks) and are longer, and task orientated.

Fees for coaching sessions with Jane Pickard

£90 for 90 minutes