Tranquillity Base

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Loughborough.

A mountain to climb

Sometimes familiar ways of coping with life no longer seem to work and events overwhelm us. We may be feeling alone with our problems, angry without knowing why, or confused and struggling to understand ourselves. Perhaps we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed by a problem and feeling alone?

Therapy can offer a safe and peaceful space to reflect and explore our thoughts and feelings, guided and supported by an experienced, compassionate, and professionally qualified therapist.

It can help develop new tools for managing life's challenges, overcome obstacles, and help identify and make those life changes that are right for you While facing challenges can be difficult and take time, working through them with a supportive therapist can be the most effective way to find lasting solutions.

Jan Bagley MSc MBACP (Accred) 

I have 25+ years of experience and my objective is to create an open and trusting relationship between myself and my client which will help them gain a better understanding of themselves, and find the resources to move forward.

I am registered with, and accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy as a registered Independent Counsellor working in a Person-Centred and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and MCBT (Mindfulness Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) approaches.

As an accredited member of the BACP I abide by a Code of Ethics and Practice, and as required by this Code my counselling work is always regularly supervised.

I have recently completed an MSc in Neuroscience & Psychiatry at King’s College, London. This knowledge enhances the way I work with my clients and I continue to study in this area.

My proposed research was to investigate how mindfulness meditation can modulate biomarkers within the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis (HPA) and consequently alter inflammatory responses, potentially alleviating distressing psychological and physiological consequences. By targeting the ANS (Autonomic Nervous System), mindfulness meditation can effectively regulate anxiety and depression symptoms. This research sheds light on how emotions can be balanced to foster positive mental health outcomes.

Moreover, neuroscience provides valuable insights into neurodivergent individuals, helping us understand the unique ways in which they process information and perceive the world.

I am currently studying Nutrition & Neurodiversity which I’m excited about.

Embracing everyone’s individual perception of reality and inviting them to help me to understand their fears and struggles is how I choose to work.

 My background has been varied and has included Lecturing in Mental Health at BG University in Lincoln, Talks on Understanding Anxiety, Neurodiversity, EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity) and delivery of training courses on a variety of related topics.

My main influences lie in existential counselling, social constructionism and narrative therapy. I consider myself an integrative counsellor with a person-centred focus. I have developed an intuitive and supportive style using appropriate tools to suit my clients needs. I like to develop rapport, trust, and openness in order to explore underlying issues that may be unsettling and intruding upon my clients lives.

I teach Mindfulness Meditation and I continue to study and attend workshops to further my understanding, and improve my ability to help people.

Additionally I work as a Clinical Supervisor being qualified to CPCAB Diploma Level 5. 

I can help in a wide range of issues including:

  • Abuse (emotional, physical, sexual)
  • Addictions and other dependency
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive)
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Identity problems
  • Mental Health Issues

  • Obsessions - OCD
  • Personal Development
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic Stress 
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex-Related issues
  • Sexual Identity and Transgender
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma

I believe it is crucial that you find the right counsellor or therapist for you. As such, I recommend that we have a free, informal chat before booking our first session to make sure we can work together effectively.

I charge £50 for a fifty minute session. I do accept some clients at a lower cost under certain circumstances.

Supervision (one to one) is £65 per hour.

 If you would like more information on fees, please feel free to contact me