Our People

Dr Jane Woodend MSc; Dip Psych Couns;

Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Following her earlier career as an Occupational Therapist and NHS Manager, Jane qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) in 2000 and then completed a post-graduate training in 2002. She has been in practice since then and worked with a wide variety of presenting problems in individuals and couples. Jane has an MSc in Applied Psychology (Learning Disabilities) and completed her PhD in 2014, where her research into endings in psychodynamic counselling broke new ground in terms of both psycho-social methodology and findings. Jane also has a certificate in psychodynamic supervision and has completed further training in time-limited counselling, working with couples and using cognitive behavioural approaches.

Jane has previously held posts within a county-wide counselling service as Service Manager, Head of Training and also, in conjunction with the University of the West of England (UWE), was Programme Manager for the country’s first Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling. She has published a chapter on psycho-social research methodology in 'Further Researching Beneath the Surface (vol 2)' (2018) Ed. Anne-Marie Cummins and Nigel Williams; Routledge: London. Jane has been a  CharityTrustee of the Severnside Initiative for Psychotherapy (SIP) in Bristol and Us in a Bus, an organisation providing intensive interaction for people with profound learning disabilities or challenging behaviours.

Jane has a particular clinical interest in issues relating to bereavement, loss, learning and physical disability.

Jane is registered with and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Marianne Pawloff MSc; Dip Psych Couns; Dip Psych Sup;

Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Following her earlier career as a Social Worker, Marianne qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) in 1997 and then completed a post-graduate training in 1999. She has been in practice since then, working with a wide variety of presenting problems in individuals, couples and families. She completed the certificate in analytic group work in 1999 and has achieved both certificate and diploma level awards (WPF) in clinical supervision. Marianne is registered with the British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS). She has completed further training in time-limited counselling, working with couples and families, and using cognitive behavioural approaches. Marianne brings 35 years meditation experience to the Mindfulness sessions at Five Valleys Counselling Practice. 

Marianne has previously held posts within a county-wide counselling service as a Clinical Manager, Head of a Child and Family Service, Course Manager and Clinical Supervisor.

Marianne has a particular clinical interest in issues relating to sexual diversity and gender identity.

Marianne is registered with and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Frances Kerr Dip Psych Couns;

Registered Member MBACP

Frances qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor in 2010 followed by a post-graduate training from 2010 - 2011. She has trained in working with children and families and completed additional training in time limited and couples counselling. During the past nine years Frances has worked with people with a wide variety of presenting problems and with families in a Child and Family Service.

Frances has a particular clinical interest in issues relating to bereavement, loss and family dynamics.

Frances is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

Alison Harris BA; Dip Psych Couns

Registered Member MBACP

Alison is a Psychodynamic counsellor and registered member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).  She has trained and worked with a county-wide counselling service gaining a diploma from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF).

Alison has extensive experience working with clients with a wide variety of presenting problems in both time-limited and long term work.  She has undertaken additional training and worked with a National Gambling Addiction charity.  Alison has a particular clinical interest and experience working with addictions and issues related to adoption and fostering.

Anna Bradford DipHIC (BCPC)

Registered Member MBACP

Anna is an integrative counsellor, having trained in Humanistic as well as Psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counselling at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. She welcomes diversity, having a diverse background herself, and she believes in the richness of each person bringing themselves and their uniqueness to the therapy, without expectation on her part. Although she now works with adults, she has a broad range of experience of working with families in times of crisis, as well as with carers, homelessness, and a wide range of presenting issues through GP referrals.

Anna has a particular clinical interest in the mind-body connection, and exploring an individual’s patterened responses in relationships, as a key to opening new possibilities. In the safe space she provides, she welcomes exploration of the complicated underlying obstacles that might prevent clients from making positive change.

Anna is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

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Five Valleys Counselling Practice Ltd
8 London Road
Stroud
GL5 2AJ

Registered Office
Delta Place
27 Bath Road
Cheltenham
GL53 7TH
Company number 9343206