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7th December 2021 

I regret to say that I am not taking on new clients at the moment.

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Dr Jane Sargent (C.Psychol., AFBPsS)

I am a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered, and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered, Counselling Psychologist, with 20 years practitioner experience in private practice and the NHS.


Using National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE)-approved psychological therapies, I provide COUNSELLING to adults, the main aim of which is to help build Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing, to enable them to respond positively to many health, social, and age-related challenges, including:

  • Mobility Difficulties
  • Depression and Anxieties
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Long-term chronic illnesses
  • Visual Impairments
  • Learning disabilities and difficulties
  • Work changes and Retirement
  • Anger management

I also offer specialist counselling services to adults with learning disabilities, their relatives/carers; older adults with complex health and social care needs and their relatives/carers; people experiencing sight deterioration/impairment; and people bereaved by suicide.

I provide clinical SUPERVISION to trainee and qualified psychologists and counsellors; specialist consultation to care providers; and research supervision for both academic and clinical research projects.

I also provide specialist professional TRAINING to trainee counsellors and psychologists, and continuing professional development training for qualified psychologists and counsellors, other healthcare professionals, social workers, and care providers.

Qualifications & Experience

  • I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Essex University/Tavistock Clinic, London; an MSc and Post-Msc in Counselling Psychology from City University, London; and a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from (now) Anglia Ruskin University. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), a member of the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors, and a member of the BPS 'Register of Qualifications in Test Use'. I also have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Course Design in Higher Education, from the Open University.

  • My Masters research focused on the provision of psychological therapies for Twins. For my Doctorate research I developed an Easy-to-Read Computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (cCBT) Programme for Anxiety, for use with people with learning disabilities/difficulties. This research was one of four finalists for the Care Service Improvement Partnership (CSIP) Eastern Regions PROGRESS 2006 ‘Improving Access to Services’ award.

  • I worked as a counsellor in private practice for 10 years, and whilst undertaking further training as a counselling psychologist, gained two years' practice experience both with Essex University Student Counselling Service, and in a local community mental health team.

  • After qualifying as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I worked in North East Essex NHS Learning Disabilities Psychology Services for 10 years, providing: clinical risk assessments; complex case formulations and treatment/intervention plans; and adapted approved psychological therapies for groups and individual adults of all ages, with a range of levels of severity of learning disabilities, their families and carers, for a wide range of emotional/psychological issues, and mental health problems.

  • My experience includes working in multi-disciplinary community health and social care teams involving psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, social workers, and working closely with local GPs.

  • I also have experience of working with external agencies, such as voluntary organisations, care provider agencies, and social workers; and with solicitors, legal advisers and local probation and police forces, in connection with medico-legal client issues.

  • I have provided clinical supervision for psychologists, counsellors/CBT therapists, and a trainee psychiatrist; and systemic consultation support for care providers, to facilitate future care planning for specific individuals.

  • I am a former Visiting Fellow of both Essex University and the Tavistock Clinic, London, where I provided training in research designs and research methods, and supervised doctorate research projects for clinical and counselling psychology doctorate students.

  • I also have extensive experience of providing specialist continuing professional development training for social workers and care providers on how to recognise and help address a range of emotional/psychological and behavioural issues in their vulnerable clients, including eating disorders, self-harm, personality disorder, and bereavement.


My practice is 5 minutes from the A12 between Ipswich and Colchester, off the B1070, and 15 minutes from Hadleigh and Manningtree.

I have a dedicated, home-based therapy room with separate entrance, dividing corridor, and adapted toilet facilities.

I also offer telephone and internet (Skype/Facetime) counselling and supervision.

Next Step...

Please CONTACT me for more information, a confidential discussion of your support needs, to make a referral, or to book an appointment on:

Tel: 01473 311606 (answerphone available)
Mobile: 07974942775

If I am not able to take your call, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.