Welcome to Online Counselling UK and Supervision Online UK
Jane Evans MA MBACP Registered Member (Snr Accred) and UK Registered Independent Counsellor. 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 am a director and organising members for the annual OCTIA conference , which in recent years had been co-hosted as a webcast with BACP annually. You can view the conference live or in-person at the conference venue. To view details of the October 2019 OCTIA conference follow this link: OCTIA The 2019 took place on Saturday October 5th. Delegates were able to attend online or in person.
As tutor of the OCST e-counselling and e-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 practising and experienced counsellor, trainer and supervisor since 1995. I have been providing 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.
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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One day online workshop for delivering online counselling
OCST will be running a one day workshop on Wednesday 15th April for those counselling practitioners are wanting to include online counselling for their clients.
Due to the current Pandemic situation with Corona Virus this is proving to be a requirement for all counsellors who wish to continue working with existing clients online, and to offer online counselling to new clients.
This one day workshop will provide all essential details for effective, ethical, and legally compliant delivery of webcam or voice only online counselling. A full range of reading resources and relevant practical, ethical and legal guidance documents will be provided for students
The workshop will be held completely online. Date: Wednesday 15th April from 10-00am - 3-00pm. The online workshop fee is £85 per delegate place and a CPD will be issued for successful completion. If you would like further information or to register please use the email facility on the OCST website. Places are limited so it is advised to register over the next week.
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. Tailor made courses are also available upon request.
Individual learning courses such as the OCST1 Diploma can be taken throughout the calendar year. All courses are delivered remotely using a secure software which is free for you to download onto your pc. Many students take this option as it offers flexibility with weekly
If you would prefer a group learning experience, the next OCST2 Diploma course will begin on Saturday April 25th 2020 .
OCST4 - Webcam and voice only online practice
The OCST4 is a seven week training programme (80 hours CPD), where students are provided with a course focused towards working via webcam with clients. Course fees £365.00 Not all counsellors want to engage online 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 six week programme. Students are provided with one hour weekly individual 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.
For the full list of OCST Online counselling training programmes, and workshops during 2020, please scroll down the page to view.
Training Courses for e-supervision
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 Workshop for transferring your practice Online- using webcam and voice only
Recent endorsements from OCST students
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 online 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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