Welcome to Online Counselling UK and Supervision Online UK
Jane Evans MA MBACP Registered Member (Snr Accred) and UK Registered Independent Counsellor and Counselling supervisor uk
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Qualifed Counselling Supervisor.I have been an executive member of ACTO for the full term of 7 years (2008-2015). I was a director and organising members for the annual OCTIA conference.
As Founder and Director of the OCST Counselling and online supervision training programmes I have a wealth of experience in developing and piloting computer mediated therapy services within the UK since 2004, whilst also being a practicing and experienced counsellor, trainer and supervisor since 1995. I have been providing counselling and supervision online in the UK since 2005.
Training programmes on this website are included on the ACTO list of approved organisations offering e-therapy training.
If you are seeking online counselling please follow the link below to the page on my website which provides more detailed information regarding my counselling practice, qualifications and experience. If you have questions you would like to ask after reading this information, please contact me via the email tab at the top of each page on the website.
There are a broad range of services available which are available. These include:
Please feel free to contact me if you are seeking any of the services listed within this page or other areas of my web site : Contact Jane Evans
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Diploma Level Computer Mediated Counselling Training and Workshops
If you are considering training in online counselling and therapy skills, using email, IM, or video and webcam: A range of certificated Diploma training courses and workshops are available from OCST. There are training opportunities for those who are new to e therapy, and also for professionals who wish to extend their existing knowledge and experience of this medium. If you are advertising your online practice via counselling directories or a website, it is important to provide reassurance to potential clients that you are trained and qualified to work online. By completing OCST online counselling training you can reassure potential clients you have completed ACTO approved training which also meets BACP competencies for online therapy.
Tailor made courses are also available upon request. and counselling service. Professional bodies such as BACP and ACTO are strongly recommending their members secure substantial training for this specific field of counselling practice. OCST training programmes are matched to the BACP competencies (2021)
OCST1 Online counselling Diploma
OCST is offering a limited number of OCST1 Online Counselling Diploma places during 2022. 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 online, 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 for providing computer mediated counselling.
The next OCST2 Group Online Counselling Diploma programme commences during August 2022, with 13 weekly meetings held on Saturdays from 10-00am to 11-30am. There will be breaks from meetings over Bank Holidays. Registration for this programme is open. Successful completion of this programme offers Level 2 membership of ACTO.
The next Stage One Supervision Diploma programme commences during August 2022, and includes 6 fortnightly meetings
The next Stage Two of the Online Supervision Diploma commences during October 2022 with 8 fortnightly group meetings held on Friday morning from 10-00am-11-30am.
Students completing the full Supervision Diploma are eligible for Level 3 membership of ACTO
OCST4 - Webcam and voice only online practice
Registrations for the Group OCST4 programmes commencing during August 2022. There are seven 1.5 hour online meetings, held fortnightly on Friday from 9-00am-10-30am.
The OCST4 qualification is currently a 100 hour CPD programme, which offers students eligibility for Membership of ACTO.
The focus of the OCST4 is working via voice only and webcam platforms. Main course fees are £450.00
Not all counsellors want to engage with clients using therapy emails or IM ( Instant messenging), but do want add to their face to face practice by offering webcam sessions to clients. If this is how you intend to develop your online client presence, then the OCST4 will be the right training programme for you. The training includes all key aspects of assessment and contracting with clients, into the process of effectively engaging with clients via webcam. Ethical and legal requirements are also included within the seven week programme. Students are provided with one and a half hour weekly course meetings and are also required to complete role play activities with other OCST4 students outside of their meetings with the course tutor. Please contact me for further details. Successful completion of the OCST4 offers eligibility to Level 2 ACTO membership
If you are seeking training in e-supervision there are a variety of modular programmes available, plus the Online Supervision Diploma which was introduced in 2018
Follow this link for further information Compuer Mediated Therapy and Computer Mediated Supervision Training
Recent endorsements from OCST students
"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 computer mediated 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"
I enjoyed working with Jane during our online sessions very much. 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.
" 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 valued this training course in all of its aspects; the programme itself which enabled me, step by step, to be able to train as an e- 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."
"Nearing the end of my Counselling Psychology training I realised there was a hole in my knowledge regarding working via the internet 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."
During December 2009, Sage UK published my book titled- Online Counselling and Guidance Skills: A Practical Resource for Trainees and Practitioners. The book is a practical guide which provides a clear outline for those who wish to extend their practice into computer mediated counselling, or for those who already off ecounselling and wish to extend their theoretical knowledge on the subject. Follow the Amazon link provided to read the synopsis or order a copy: Amazon
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