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Jan Baker
Counsellor in Hull - Accredited 5+ Years

Accredited  Counsellor Jan Baker
861 Holderness Road
East Riding of Yorkshire
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  • Individual £45 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £60 - 50 minutes
21% of enquirers became verified clients

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline Personality
  • Bulimia
  • Depression
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress


  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)

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5+ Years Post-Accreditation Experience

Welcome. I'm Jan. I'm an accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I help individuals and couples with their psychological health. I have private sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus involves abuse, bereavement and relationship problems, as well as the specific obstacles experienced by gay, heterosexual and mixed ethnic background men, transgender people and women.

What to Expect

An initial assessment appointment helps you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, share what concerns you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and determine if therapy could assist you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment meeting in Hull or Brigg.


Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You determine which issue regarding your childhood or adulthood you discuss. The objective of counselling is to help you to talk about a problem and discover a solution which is right for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It considers your ideas, emotions and significant events in your history. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or find suitable ways of coping.

Transactional Analysis (TA)

TA centres on the roles you use to interact with yourself and people. It explores the effect of your pre-conscious life strategy and how to improve it. Transactional analysis seeks to help you recognise your worth and ability to change.

Thoughts on Mental Health

The thought of the school holidays looming can be enough to turn what should be a fun and relaxing family time into a stressful six weeks. While children might look forward to long sunny days, with no homework, and a few late nights, parents can soon feel under pressure to keep their children amused, and spend extra money that they don't have, causing stress to escalate further. Many parents feel guilt if they are not constantly providing entertainment for the children, but simple ideas such as going for a walk, to a free museum, or a water fight in the garden can be just as much (or more!) fun as more expensive ideas, which often disappoint and are over quickly.
Read More: How to manage stress throughout the school holidays
This is unhelpful as it does not really acknowledge how the person is feeling and may prevent them from talking about their concerns. They might withdraw further, thinking their needs are not important.
Read More: What not to say to someone with mental health problems
Personal issues can have a major impact on your employee's work, which can result in sickness or lack of concentration. This adds up to a cost to your business, not just in working hours lost, but also in loss of productivity or engagement. As an employer, you will benefit from supporting your employees to keep mentally healthy, as your time will be freed up from dealing with these issues. Employee assistance programmes are not just for people in crisis, but a valuable resource to help employees with the everyday problems that we all face in life. Mental ill health is no longer something to be ashamed of, and a listening ear can sometimes be all that is needed. However, sometimes pointing them in the direction of help is invaluable to prevent their issues deepening. Mental health is an issue for all of us, and support early on might prevent serious problems in the future.
Read More: How bosses can take better care of their staff's mental health at work
There are many films that add to the stigmatisation of mental illness.†Around this time of year especially, films such as the 'Halloween' series, 'Nightmare on Elm Street' and 'The Shining' are shown, in which people with mental ill health are portrayed as violent and dangerous.†In ?Halloween? for example, the main character, Michael Myers, is shown escaping from a psychiatric hospital and rampaging through town, murdering innocent teenagers. Although not directly stated, it is inferred that he is suffering from schizophrenia. People who have this condition - a serious and debilitating mental illness - are often incorrectly portrayed as having violent behaviour or a ?split personality?, such as in the ?Jekyll and Hyde? films. This is incorrect as, in reality, people with schizophrenia are more likely to experience violence towards themselves from others who are uninformed about the condition. These films, therefore, can only increase people's fear and ignorance, thus stigmatising and isolating further those people in our society who would benefit more from our support and understanding.
Read More: Five Halloween films that stigmatise mental health problems
One cause of stress might be changes, such as new management or policy implementation at work. Stress can build as you experience a loss of control and worry about your future.†Therapy may help you explore how you might open up clear lines of communication and manage your time better, to ensure you remain more in control of things.
Read More: Identifying and combatting the causes of stress in your everyday life
A common situation in which anger may erupt is when dealing with call centres.†Anger can be experienced due to a feeling of helplessness on the part of the caller, with no outlet for their frustration or indeed resolution for the issue.†Therapy may help by looking at your past patterns, i.e. when you have felt helpless and out of control, how this helpless feeling has been provoked and offering a more satisfactory resolution in future situations, by exploring both safe expression of anger and empowerment.
Read More: Dealing with causes of situational anger

Qualifications Timeline

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist
Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy
Metanoia Institute (UK)
Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy
European Association for Transactional Analysis (UK)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since October 2012)
Therapeutic Counselling
Rugby College (UK)

Jan abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Sutton on Hull, Marfleet, Garden Village, Bransholme, Ganstead, Wyton, Hull, Swine, Coniston, Saltend, Central Orbital Trading Park, Paull, Brighton Street Industrial Estate, Thearne, Gipsyville, Anlaby Park, Meaux, Anlaby Common, New Holland, Anlaby

Nearest Train Stations

  • Hull Paragon Interchange (3 miles)
  • New Holland (5.5 miles)
  • Barrow Haven (6.5 miles)
  • Goxhill (6.7 miles)
  • Cottingham (7.1 miles)
  • Hessle (7.3 miles)
  • Thornton Abbey (7.6 miles)
  • Beverley (7.7 miles)
  • Barton-on-Humber (8.3 miles)
  • Ferriby (9.7 miles)

Wheelchair access: Yes

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Updated 22 September 2017

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