Janet King MBACP registered, MCORST, MNCP ,Dip Couns. Dip SW

Janet King MBACP registered, MCORST, MNCP ,Dip Couns. Dip SW

The Health Network
17 Stour Road
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1PL

07507 562278

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The Health Network
17 Stour Road
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1PL

07507 562278

About me

As a counsellor, supervisor and trainer with over 20 years of experience I have been privileged to have worked with many courageous people from all walks of life, cultures  and backgrounds. I have worked with adults, children, young people and couples who have faced difficulties in their lives and with their relationships. With the help of counselling they have been able to explore what’s troubling them, discover where their beliefs have come from, gain more control and a better understanding of themselves. This has then enabled the possibility of change from often repeating patterns of the past.

I offer an environment that is supportive, warm, confidential and free from judgement. I create a space in which you will be able to explore areas of your life that you may wish to understand, improve on or make changes to. Whether the difficulties are current or unresolved from the past, together we will work at your pace to make life better. I work in an integrative way which means I draw on a number of theories to help you make sense of things.
Begin to make the changes in yourself and live a better life today .

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Social Work
Psychological Addictions course
Bereavement Training with CRUSE
Working with survivors of sexual abuse
Post graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Counselling.
Diploma in CBT

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT) and the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means amongst other things, that I attend regular professional supervision, I am fully insured and I am committed to continuing professional development.

I have a wealth of experience working with a diverse client group within the statutory, charitable and criminal justice system. For a number of years I ran a specialist counselling service for young people and adolescents. I have also worked within the addictions field as a counsellor and group facilitator for a drug and alcohol treatment centre.

You may be experiencing anxiety that is impacting on your life and need the time and space to explore , understand and implement changes in your life in order to make it better.

For many years I have specialised in sexual abuse working with survivors and also in my previous employment with the NSPCC working with those who perpetrate sexual abuse and their families. I also have experience of working with those for whom sex and internet pornography has become problematic.

Many relationships go through difficulties and can be one of the most common causes of unhappiness. You may find that your relationship is lacking something that it once had, or you are experiencing a lack of communication with your partner and arguments are becoming more frequent.
Very often arguments happen due to differing views about parenting which can cause disharmony within the family unit.

Perhaps there is a loss of sexual desire and intimacy, or you maybe feeling betrayed coming to terms with an affair or guilt due to having had one.

There are a number of reasons that people enter into relationship/couples counselling and together we can explore some of these difficulties in a safe environment in order for you to bring about change and develop the relationship you deserve.

Individuals can also seek relationship counselling without a partner. This may be due to coping with a break up or undecided about continuing in the relationship that you are in. I also see family members who wish to improve on their relationships with particular family members i.e mothers and sons/daughters, fathers and sons/daughters, siblings and blended family members.

I also offer sex therapy for those who may be experiencing some difficulties such as  erectile dysfunction, rapid ejaculation, vaginismus, pain on intercourse , fetishism, gender issues or lack of sexual desire. These difficulties can happen to us at certain times in our lives and very often have psychological roots which we can explore together.
You may just want to build your sexual confidence or become comfortable with yourself and your sexuality.

Sex therapy can also help if you are concerned about or wish to explore different sexual avenues . Your sexual behaviours may have become a problem for you in so far as it is taking over your life in a detrimental way.
What ever is troubling you you can make changes.

Take charge of your life and transform your relationships today.

Member organisations

BACP
NCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fees are £55 for individuals and £60.00 for couples . Both day and evening appointments available.

Concessions - I can offer some concessions depending on your financial circumstances.
Counselling students- I offer reduced rates please call to discuss.

Further information

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and trainees.

I am also an experienced group facilitator and offer workshops for personal development in the areas of sex and sexuality, communication and conflict resolution in relationships, self esteem and confidence building, grief and loss and anger awareness.

Support Group

You are invited to The Woman's Room .

A warm comfortable space in which to explore, discuss and gain better understanding about sex with other like-minded women particularly regarding vulvadynia and vaginismis . Learn ways of coping so that you can improve on and enjoy intimacy again with your partner.

Does your partner struggle with pornography/ sex addiction? Are you feeling alone and isolated in this ? A group may help you to feel more supported and less alone . Call or email with your interest


Email me if there was a specific topic you would like which is not mentioned. I offer bespoke training/workshops for organisations.

one to one counselling- The initial consultation is an assessment session, which is an opportunity for us to explore what has brought you to counselling and your expectations of the process. I will endeavour to answer your questions and ascertain whether counselling is an appropriate intervention for you. It is really important that we feel comfortable working together as this is vital if counselling is to be effective.

Maps & Directions

Christchurch, BH23 1PL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

monday and Wednesday afternoon and evening appointments available . Call and leave a message, if I am with a client I will get back to you within 24hours

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Supervision & training

Supervision available

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