Janet Matthews, Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
14 Gilmore Place
01312 281066 / 07581 031915
I am a qualified CBT therapist. I offer integrated CBT therapeutic sessions on a one to one and group basis.
I meet you with understanding and acceptance. I seek to provide you with a warm welcoming place, where you can be truly yourself, share whatever is on your mind and what is holding you back. I have helped clients who felt overwhelmed by anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), addiction, self-harm, anger, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems. I have also helped those who have to make big decisions in their life and are finding this very difficult to do.
I offer a preliminary appointment so that we can get to know each other with no obligation to continue. I charge a reduced rate of £25 for the first appointment. We both have to feel comfortable about working together and it is ok for you to say you don’t think what is on offer would help you.
I will start by listening to your story to gain an understanding of what has been happening to you and to help you understand also. This will enable me to tailor a programme that is right for you. I will support you as you learn to be kind to yourself, as you learn how to change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviours, while building on your strengths. These new life skills, to include mindfulness, will help you manage stress and resolve the problems you are currently facing so once again you can live your life to the full. This will also help you in the future to stay well and achieve your potential. This is a journey and for some this can happen in 6 – 8 weeks, for others this recovery journey will take longer. It is a journey we take together.
Group work is challenging and fun, but mainly very supportive as the group works together. Progress can happen quickly as you discover you are not the only one with this problem.
Groups that I provide include
- Overcoming social anxiety
- Living life to the full (overcome anxiety and depression)
- Assertive training
Groups are scheduled this autumn so watch this space. Contact me if you want to be kept informed.
Working with Organisations
With extensive experience working in the NHS and University (Nursing, Management, Education and Curriculum development) I can offer your staff CBT Skills training workshops tailored to organisational need. This is particularly helpful to Teachers, Lecturers, Health and Social care professionals, enabling them to use these skills to help them, their pupils, students, patients, clients to realise their potential.
£40 per hour for individual counselling (I charge a reduce fee of £25 for the first session).
£40 per hours for young people.
£25 per individual as part of a 2 hours group.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Scotacs Diploma in Counselling and Group Work - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach) in June 2012. However counselling has been an integral part of my work in the NHS and University for over 30 years.
During my CBT training and since qualifying I have worked on a one to one and group basis across the age range; - with Adults, Young People and Children.
I have many enjoyable years working with my students in higher education, helping them to manage their studies and life and for some in very stressful personal circumstances.
With over 20 year working as a nurse (adult, child) and a midwife, I have clear understanding of the impact of illness on mental health and the stresses of working in the NHS so I would be delighted to support both those struggling with illness or following injury, their families and health professionals. I also have experience working in children’s intensive care unit and as a family bereavement carer.
I will do my very best to use my knowledge and skills to help you.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Making difficult decisions
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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£40 for each 60 minute sessions
Group work is £15 per 2 hour session.
These rates are concessionary and donations over and above these rates are welcomed to enable us to offer counselling CBT for those who are unable to pay as much.
If you are unable to pay this amount please contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
A range of appointments times are available to include evenings and weekends. Contact us for more details.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|