Jan Marie Haghverdi

Play Therapist, Counsellor CBT and Bi-Aura Energy Therapist

Jan Marie Haghverdi

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0330 050 1620

My Experience includes 20 years of individual, group and child counselling, tutoring on counselling diploma and degree programmes and developing training for social care, NHS, teaching staff and children’s workforce development teams. I provide resources, skills and interventions for professionals supporting children, young people and families experiencing trauma, introducing parents to therapeutic and behavioural management techniques helping them to improve their child’s resilience and coping skills.

I have co-ordinated a counselling service for students for 7 years at an FE College, Worked as a crisis counsellor at a GP’S practice supporting individuals with alcohol and drug issues, co-ordinated a domestic violence project for children and families, provided child/play therapy sessions/group work to abused and traumatised children in a family service unit and children’s centre.

More recently I set up and managed, a children’s primary school therapeutic project, for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and developed a therapeutic project for families in a children’s centre where I provided child and parent post trauma creative play sessions.

My approach

I use a relational integrative approach bringing elements of person centre, creative and psychodynamic approaches providing a flexible style of working with individual’s of all ages.

Relational Integrative Counselling

Jan has been in practice for sixteen years. Her experience includes providing individual counselling sessions, Play Therapy/Child Counselling and group therapy to people experiencing mental health and emotional and behavioural difficulties in primary care, Community settings, Colleges, charities, Schools and a family service unit. Her experiences range from working as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor. Co-ordinating a Domestic violence project and a College Counselling service, Managing a therapeutic service at a primary school, counselling adults on an employee assistant scheme, Individuals at crisis service, G.P High School Counselling, and being a Child Therapist providing play therapy to children.

She has also developed creative Arts and Trans-cultural Courses for Bradford University and developed emotional wellbeing and trauma recovery workshops for Kirklees Social services.


“Jan is so easy to talk to and has helped me to understand myself so much better and make positive life changes.”

Therapies offered

Specialist areas

  • Child and parent conflict
  • Childhood abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Childhood Trauma / PTSD
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • ConflictResolution / Behavioural Management
  • Stress and Anxiety Management
  • Loss and Separation
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Alcohol and Substance Misuse
  • Personal Development


  • Registered Member of MBACP / PTUK / AUCC
  • Diploma in Youth Counselling
  • BSC in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in CBT
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate Counselling Children Using the Arts
  • Advanced Certificate in Stress and Anxiety Management
  • Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching
  • Filial Therapy Certificate
  • Certificate in Regression Therapy
  • Accredited Diploma in Bi-Aura Energy Therapy

Days and hours of work

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - late afternoon/evening
Thursday all day