Welcome To My Website. Experienced counsellor offering counselling and supervision in Farnham.
Hello, my name is Jan Runham and I am a Farnham based Counsellor,Psychotherapist and Counselling Supervisor. I hope I can help you. I provide caring, safe and highly competent counselling and psychotherapy. I have SENIOR ACCREDITATION with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. BACP accreditation is a quality standard for an experienced practitioner who can demonstrate high standards of competent and ethical practice. BACP Senior Accreditation is another level up and provides recognition of a practitioner’s experience, accomplishment and development within their area of expertise. For you the client this ensures you will be receiving therapy from somebody who is highly trained with a well developed practice that has been shown to be effective, safe and ethical. I offer general counselling to help with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, panic disorders, bereavement, drug or alcohol problems, relationship problems, trauma, and self-esteem issues. This is not an exhaustive list so please feel free to contact me to discuss your situation if you are unsure.
If you are in the process of making a decision about counselling and/or looking for a qualified and effective counsellor or supervisor I hope my website is helpful to you.
If you are looking for a supervisor please refer to the supervision section.
You may be asking yourself, "Is counselling the right thing for me to do?" You may be feeling embarrassed about seeking help. You may be sure you want to see a counsellor but are unsure about how to choose the right person for you. All of these situations and considerations are totally understandable and my hope is that by reading on, it will help you to resolve your uncertainties and make an informed decision about where to go from here.
It may help to remember that a recent survey by The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy found that,
"95% of people think you should seek counselling before a problem gets out of hand."
My private independent practice is based in Farnham,(a 10 minute walk from the Centre, near the Surrey University for the Creative Arts) I have a wide range of experience in helping people with many of the difficulties that we as human beings can be faced with in life. I have been working as a qualified counsellor since 2003 and I have been accredited by the BACP since 2009.I then went onto to achieve Senior Accreditation in 2016. Prior to that my career of 22 years was in the NHS, the last 14 years as a Nursing Sister.
Counsellor Accreditation by the "British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy" (BACP) means,
"Somebody who has achieved a substantial level of training and experience that has been approved by BACP"-Bacp 2010.
The extensive training I have done in different types of counselling enables me to offer you an approach that feels comfortable and effective for you.
A former client writes;
" Jan is really easy to talk to. She is very professional but friendly and down to earth. I felt really understood by her. The help I got from our sessions was much more than I ever thought possible. I'm just so pleased I found her. Counselling with Jan not only helped me get through a difficult time but also really helped me learn so much about myself which has made a huge difference to me as a person and my relationships with those around me"
I also have a Diploma in Supervision and am able to offer Supervision to counsellors of all levels of experience from students in training to Consultative Supervision for experienced counsellors.
Please refer to the section on "Qualifications" for further details.
Farnham is on the borders of Hampshire and Surrey and I am easily accessible from Camberley, Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot Lightwater, Sandhurst, Basingstoke, Godalming, Guildford, Woking, Liphook and Bordon. I offer a comfortable and private room for us to meet in.