Janet Gay BA Hons, Dip HE Counselling (distinction), MBACP

Janet Gay BA Hons, Dip HE Counselling (distinction), MBACP

Butlocks Heath

07716 825329

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Butlocks Heath

07716 825329

About me

Hello, I am Janet Gay. I run a small practice in the Hamble/Netley Abbey area of Southampton providing supportive and non-judgemental counselling. I provide a safe, welcoming environment where you can talk to me in confidence about anything which is bothering you. If you are finding life difficult or want to explore and understand yourself a little more I can help.

I can help with a wide range of problems which might be affecting you. These include:

  * feeling anxious
  * feeling low or depressed
  * finding life stressful
  * relationship difficulties
  * coping with bereavement
  * feeling angry
  * being worried or confused about your sexuality or gender
  * being worried about your drinking or addictive behaviour
  * dealing with the effects of abuse or trauma
  * lack of confidence
  * low self esteem
  * panic attacks
  * difficulties at work.

As a 'gestalt' counsellor I work by listening carefully to find out how you see things and what is really important to you as an individual.   Often just making sense of the story is enough to help clients start to feel more happy. If you decide you want to make changes I will support you through the process of identifying those changes and putting them in place. I am caring, well informed, practical and ethical with a genuine interest in finding out what makes people tick and in helping them to make their lives better. I also have a good sense of humour which comes in handy in so many situations!

I believe in equal access to services so people of all genders, ages, abilities and sexualities are welcome at my practice. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Hampshire Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I am fully policed checked. 

Location-wise I am based just off J8 of the M27, around 15 minutes from Hedge End, and around 20 minutes from Eastleigh, Fareham and central Southampton. My private counselling room is in a peaceful, semi-rural location and has its own wc facilities. There is plenty of parking on the drive or road outside.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 5 years' experience of working with alcohol and addictions, facilitating groups and delivering 1-1 counselling. I also have 18 months' experience of counselling young people aged 11-25 through working in a senior school and with a well respected local charity counselling survivors of abuse and sexual assault.

My qualifications include a Higher National Diploma in counselling for which I was awarded a distinction, a '101' qualification in transactional analysis from the Berne Institue, a level 3 certificate in counselling and, from my life before counselling, an Honours degree and full professional qualification in social housing.  I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy meaning that I have passed a test of proficiency to be included on their register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

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  • My consulting room
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The price for an individual session of 50 minutes is £35.

I have a reduced rate of £30 per session for counselling students.

I also offer some places at a discounted rate for clients referred from alcohol and addictions agencies.  Please feel free to ask me about them.

If you have any queries about any of this information please don't hesitate to contact me.

Further information

I have a peaceful, safe consulting room with wc facilities. I work with people from many nearby areas including Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham, Chandlers Ford, Warsash, Locksheath, Whiteley and Hedge End.

If you have any queries please feel free to give me a call or send me a text or email.

If you contact me I will get back to you within 24 hours, but usually, much more quickly.  I hope to hear from you in the near future.

Maps & Directions

Southampton, SO31

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5-8pm, 9.30am-2pm Thursdays, 9.30am-12.00 and 5-7pm Friday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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