Janet Bunting MBACP, Dip.
How counselling can help
Sometimes life can be difficult – we can struggle with overwhelming feelings which make us feel anxious or low and it can be hard to see the way ahead. Maybe there is something specific such as a traumatic life event or a relationship where we need time to understand and process our feelings. If this sounds familiar, then my counselling approach can help you to regain some strength, control and to see your choices more clearly.
Counselling can help us to understand why we are feeling as if life is a struggle and help us to start living in a way which is more true to ourselves. My approach is warm and empathetic and I offer a safe space in which to explore feelings, seeking to understand your unique experience in an accepting and non-judgemental way.
I strongly believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is the key to allowing healing and change to take place. By hearing your own voice and sharing your thoughts and feelings with me, we can work together to explore what has brought you to therapy and help you to find a way forward which is right for you. Because everyone is unique, I practise an Integrative approach to counselling which brings together elements of different therapies to suit individual needs. This reflects my belief that there is no single way to understand another person and that, by seeking to understand and value your experience, I can provide the best therapy for you.
I offer short and long term counselling, depending on your needs. Short term counselling will focus on your immediate problems and help you find a way to manage them. Longer term counselling helps you to have a deeper understanding of issues and, as we work together, to develop insights, understanding and self-acceptance.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course, Gold Book Standard)
- Training in counselling adult survivors of sexual abuse
- I am committed to ongoing professional development and attend workshops, lectures, seminars and study
- I have experience of working with clients who have experienced:
- Trauma and adult survivors of sexual abuse
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Domestic abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Relationship difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Issues regarding loss of identity/purpose in life
- Work related stress
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
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£30 for a 50 minute session, payable at the end of each session. I am able to offer reduced rates for a limited time to people on low income and students.
I believe that it is important you feel comfortable talking to me and that you feel ready to come to counselling. For that reason, there is no charge for the initial assessment session.
Cancellation policy: I require 24 hours’ notice, otherwise the full fee will be due.
Thinking about having counselling can be daunting. If you wish to discuss your feelings, please contact me confidentially by phone or email and I will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
If you wish to go ahead with counselling, please contact me to make an appointment for an assessment session. At this session we can get to know each other and explore your reasons for coming to counselling. After the session I will give you a couple of days to decide if you feel comfortable working with me, after which we can arrange our next session and discuss how many sessions you feel you would need.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me for my availability.
Types of client