Janet Dowding MSc., UKCP Reg

Janet Dowding    MSc., UKCP Reg


07940529518 / 07940 529518

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07940529518 / 07940 529518

About me

I am a integrative psychotherapist offering individual and couple therapy and individual or group supervision. We use the therapeutic relationship to work on what you bring and understand how it is for you to be you...and how this came about. As a therapist, my greatest strength is in working on qualities of relationship with the self, with others and with the world; so I am interested in you from every aspect: your history, beliefs, culture, identity, current situation and hopes for the future. My website gives more detail.

In my work with couples the focus is on what's wrong with the relationship, not what's wrong with you. The work is structured to facilitate effective communication. My aim is to provide a safe space for important conversations to understand what each of you experience in the relationship. Then we identify your habitual dynamics and patterns and get beyond the detail of your distress to your needs and desires.   This way of working can revive and consolidate your bond and increase trust and intimacy between you.

As a supervisor for therapists, counsellors and related professions, I hold the overview of your professional context, your theoretical framework, your personal process, your practice and your self care. I provide a warmly challenging, ethical and supportive space in which you can develop as a practitioner and retain your autonomy and responsibility. I can also support the process of individual accreditation and further career development.

I have a particular interest in difference and belonging and have been privileged to have a richly diverse practice for many years.

My website supplies more detail...www.janetdowding.co.uk . It is in the process of updating (May 2017).

Contact me with any questions and if you ask for email contact, make sure that my email address is in your safe senders list so that my reply doesn't get lost.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma and MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University.

Adoption Registered Counsellor under Link Adoption Support Services (Barnardos).

Diploma in individual and group supervision, Cascade

I undertake regular professional development in many subjects including attachment, adoption, working with difference. trauma, body psychotherapy, couple and supervision work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Minority culture
Hate crime
attachment issues


Individuals: £50 daytime, £55 from 5pm per 60 minute session.

Couples:     £100 daytime and £110 from 5pm per 90 minute session.

Self and professional referrals welcome. Rates for insurance POA.

Further information

There is ample parking. I work in easy reach of other parts of Suffolk and north Essex, in a peaceful environment tucked away north west of Ipswich town centre.

I have a ground floor room available when necessary and ramped access from a parking space near the door for a compact manual wheelchair...call to check whether my room is accessible for you.

Maps & Directions

Ipswich, IP1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Thursday, day and evening

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer individual and group supervision to trainees and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists.

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