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Jane Evans MA BACP Registered Member (Snr Accred), Counsellor Kings Lynn, Norfolk,Face to Face and online Supervisor, and Trainer Norfolk



I am a Senior BACP accredited Counsellor based in the Kings Lynn area of Norfolk and border of Lincolnshire, providing face to face counselling, online counselling, counselling supervision Kings Lynn, and other related professional service to clients, counsellors, organisations, and students, since 1995.

If you live in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, or Norfolk my services are accessible to you face to face or via online counselling using secure platforms such as Zoom.




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List of services available with OCST, including Counselling, Supervision and Online Counselling Training

OCST offers a broad range of services including:



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Counsellor Norfolk

Please contact me if you would like any further information relating to counselling or supervision support from a face to face counsellor in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Lincolnshire.
I am also available for counselling or counselling supervision in Kings Lynn Contact Jane Evans

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Counselling supervision Kings Lynn and Online counselling across Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Lincolnshire
This includes the Walpole Cross keys, Gaywood, Terrington Saint Clements, Fairstead, and Clenchwarton areas of Kings Lynn



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Counselling Supervision Kings Lynn

I offer both online supervision and face to face supervision for counsellors who are local to Kings Lynn, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, or Lincolnshire, plus remote online supervision for counsellors based anywhere with the UK and Europe.
For more information: Supervision online and Face to Face



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Online counselling training programmes

In conjunction of being a counsellor in Norfolk and providing counselling supervision Kings Lynn, I am the director of OCST which is an approved ACTO Training Provider. Successful completion of OCST1, OCST2, OCST4, and Online Supervision Diploma programmes will allow you to register for Membership of ACTO. (Each course programme provides certificated CPD hours ranging from 100- 350 hours) ACTO
I was an executive member of ACTO for the full term of 7 years (2008-2015) and was also director/organising member of the annual OCTIA conferences (Online Counselling and Training in Action), from 2012-2019.
I have been awarded the title of Honorary Member of ACTO, in relation to my contributions of developing Computer Mediated Counselling and Supervision, and associated training within the UK since 2006.
Online Supervision training
The next OCST Stage One Online Supervision Diploma programme commences September 2023, with 6 fortnightly meetings,
All meeting are via Zoom

The next OCST Stage two of the Supervision Diploma will commence in October 2023,with 8 fortnightly online group meetings held on Friday mornings from 10-00am-11-30am.

Registration for both these cohorts are open
Successful completion of the OCST Supervision Diploma offers eligibility for Level 3 ACTO membership



Recent Feedback from an OCST2 student
"I recently completed the OCST 2 Diploma, which was a fantastic course, created and delivered by Jane Evans, who has a huge wealth of knowledge, experience, and skills working in the field of online counselling, which she was generous in sharing during each of the weekly course meetings. The learning resources and student handbook Jane provided, were excellent, which aided my learning, and developed my knowledge and understanding of all the different subject areas involved in providing online counselling. It was also a fantastic opportunity and really helpful, to practice using different online mediums through role play with a fellow student on the course. The weekly course meetings were also a great opportunity to engage with fellow students, and with Jane, and I experienced Jane to be supportive and helpful with any learning queries related to modules, subject areas, and efficient in providing regular feedback about coursework. I would highly recommend this fantastic course"
Registration for the Group OCST4 (webcam and voice mediums), cohort commencing during November 2023 is now open. The OCST4 qualification is currently a 100 hour CPD programme, which offers students eligibility for Level 2 Membership of ACTO.

All OCST courses are mapped to BACP competencies for OTP counselling.

The next OCST 2 Diploma programme commences during October 2023. There are 13 weekly meetings held online from
10-00am-11-30am . Successful completion of the OCST2 provides eligibility to apply for Level 2 ACTO membership



OCST is releasing a limited number of OCST1 places during 2023. The OCST1 is a learning programme where students meet meet individually with their tutor throughout the duration of the Diploma. The tutor is a practising online counsellor with over 17 years of experience in all aspects of working via e-therapy and e-supervision, including private practice and organisational contexts.Successful completion offers eligibility for Level 2 ACTO membership. Main Course fees are £570.00 Please email for further information using the contact tab on the website. One of the distinct benefits of this programme is flexibility around start dates and meeting days/times.Students also benefit from tutor led meetings, which cover all mediums offered in online counselling



Both Diploma level courses are matched to the BACP OTP competencies and are structured in a way that enables students to study and practice using computer mediated counselling skills using a variety of communication platforms, promoting understanding of professional,ethical, legal requirements for this medium of therapeutic practice,and building computer mediated therapeutic relationships. Successful completion of these programmes equips students with all necessary skills and knowledge to practice with clients via the internet. Both programmes are included on the ACTO directory for approved counselling training and offer Level 2 membership of ACTO.





All OCST programmes are tutor led,with either individual sessions, or in group meetings.
If you are looking for a programme to provide you with all the necessary skills and knowledge for working establishing your e-practice with both the OCST1 and OCST2 Diploma courses cover all the key areas. The programmes include skills for offering therapy to clients by email, IM, voice only, and webcam.
One of the distinct benefits of the OCST online counselling training UK courses is learning in groups(OCST 2 Diploma Course), or individually with the tutor (OCST 1 Diploma course). Online supervision for role play activities is included within the training programme at an additional cost.
The tutor has been in practice with e-clients since 2005 and providing the OCST training since 2006. OCST has provided training programmes, workshops and consultancy to individual practitioners, UK voluntary organisations, UK and Global EAP providers, Further and Higher education establishments, since it's beginnings in 2006 and has a wealth of experience to offer you within the current programmes and workshops available.

On both the OCST1 and OCTS2 programmes delegates gain valuable practical experience by working with simulated case work and role play clients. Students of online counselling training UK complete all aspects of study by distance learning which is supported by weekly course meetings with the tutor, using Zoom and Vsee. You can choose which course will best suit your needs,availability, and time commitments. Both the OCST1 and OCST2 courses provides students with all the necessary skills and Knowledge to begin practice with clients online.

The OCST2 course, involves an experiential shared group experience with specific start dates throughout the calendar year.

A sample of OCST 1 and OCST2 Delegate feedback-
"Nearing the end of my Counselling Psychology training I realised there was a hole in my knowledge regarding working online and an expectation to consider it. The OCST training expertly filled the gap and through experiential learning techniques helped me understand what was involved’ ethically, legally and practice wise, to adapt the skills I had and giving me confidence to practice new ones. I would highly recommend the course for anyone considering becoming an online therapist and cannot imagine how anyone could practice safely or competently without taking a course of this type."

"I enjoyed working with Jane during our course meetings. The course is very comprehensive, and I learned everything the guide she provided said I would plus my face-to-face skills also improved. I learned in such a way that the new knowledge and skills stayed with me, helping me start and run a successful private practice with confidence.

I found Jane very easy to get on with as the warmth of her personality was quite tangible in our instant messaging calls and emails, she was kind when I made mistakes. This, I feel, makes her way of working with others a helpful model for my own practice.

I would thoroughly recommend working with her as an online tutor in the well-designed courses she offers."

Mike


" I work within a charity that involves seeing men and women face-to-face regarding pregnancy crisis and pregnancy loss. Because of the nature of crisis and loss, it can be difficult for people to seek a face-to-face encounter particularly when intense emotions are often the presenting problem. I value this online training course in all of its aspects; the programme itself which enabled me, step by step, to be able to train as an online counsellor as well as the variety of appropriate material and the practice with other students in roleplay. I believe this is a well- designed course that enables someone such as myself with little tech. knowledge to be able to feel confident and competent to now use this training within the scope of what I do."

Further reviews by students who have participated in the OCST programmes can be located on the OCST course endorsement page

Where organisations are seeking group training activities in this field of practice, which are tailor made to meet their requirements, I can provide details upon request.
I also offer consultancy services for individual practitioners and organisations who are intending to establish a computer mediated therapeutic service for clients. OCST provides training opportunities for those who are new to working with clients using this medium, and also for professionals who wish to extend their existing knowledge and experience.


Further information relating to the range of OCST courses for computer mediated counselling are located on the Online Therapy Training page



Articles written by Jane Evans and available from the AUCC (Association for University and College Counselling)

A Guide to Developing and Piloting computer mediated therapy within Universities and FE Colleges

A 'Pull out Guide' to delivering a computer mediated therapeutic service within HE and FE

I have also written a book which was published by Sage in November 2009, titled 'Online Counselling and Guidance Skills: A Practical Resource for Trainees and Practitioners'.
Copies can be purchased from Amazon Uk: Purchase a copy





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