Janine Wilcockson Dip.Couns Member MBACP
Counselling can help you find a safe space in which to talk in confidence about your issues or concerns.
It is different to talking to a friend or relative as the focus is purely on you. I am able to listen attentively without judging, jumping to assumptions or needing a certain outcome from you.
Counselling can help to reflect on areas of difficulty in your life. We can work together to identify and manage the changes you want to make, whilst feeling supported through the process and improve the ways you cope with any difficulties.
My name is Janine and I am a fully qualified counsellor based in the centre of Chesterfield, with appointments also available in Alfreton.
I offer short or long term therapy and welcome individuals from all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. Short term therapy lasts for approximately 6 - 10 weekly sessions.
I understand how difficult it can be finding a counsellor or coming to therapy for the first time. I also believe that having the right therapist is vital to successful counselling.
To help you decide if I am the right therapist for you I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting (takes place in Chesterfield), when you can tell me more about yourself and what you would like to achieve. You will get a taste of how counselling works and see if we feel comfortable working together.
At Alfreton I offer an initial 50 minute session at a reduced fee of £20.
I offer an initial 60 minute assessment session at a reduced fee of £20.
I provide a safe, confidential space, where both partners receive equal support to explore what is happening in the relationship at a deeper level. I view the problem as being in the relationship rather than either persons fault. I work to the couples agenda rather than desiring a particular outcome. This may be to agree an amicable separation, or to begin to engage in a happier life together.
I welcome all couples whether married, living together, gay or straight.
Free initial 30 minute assessment
- 6 x individual 50 minute sessions at a reduced rate of £30 per session (usual fee £38) payable in 2 instalments of £90
- Seek to understand your triggers and early warning anger signs
- Becoming aware of your own personal signs that your temper is starting and exploring steps to manage your anger before it gets out of control.
- Explore how your anger is maintained
- Learn more helpful coping methods and better communication skills
- Explore what’s really behind your anger
Feel free to email or contact me on 07787 379382 if you would like any further information. Please leave a message and let me know times when it is convenient for me to call you back.
I will always get back to you as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
Before I became a qualified counsellor I have been in many caring professions. I have experience working with children, teenagers and elderly with disabilities and additional needs. I have been a Youth Worker for over ten years, and have experience working with teenagers experiencing difficulties with family relationships, self harm, low self esteem, self image and behavioural difficulties such as ADHD.
It was during my time as a Youth Worker that I discovered what a positive and empowering effect counselling could have on the lives and relationships of some of the young people I was working with. I decided that I also wanted to help people in this way. I then spent four years training to gain my counselling diploma.
I have past experience working at Inner Clarity Counselling Chesterfield, where I was fortunate to gain a placement with Gillian Grant, working with a wide range of private clients.
I have experience working with many issues including: relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, anger, low self confidence, abuse, rape, self harm, bereavement and family issues.
I have also been a voluntary counsellor for Derbyshire Disability, where I provided therapy for people with disabilities and their carers in various locations across the county.
I currently also see clients for a charity helping people affected by rape or abuse.
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
CPCAB Counselling Studies Level 3
NCFE Counselling Helping Skills Level 2
NCFE Intrapersonal skills Level 1
NCFE Mental health awareness Level 1
NVQ level 3 Youth and Community Work
PRAXIS Fundamentals of Couples Counselling
Counselling and the Autistic spectrum
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children
Alcohol awareness and brief intervention training
Dissociation and trauma
Rape and sexual abuse training (including male survivors)
Attachment and trauma
Diversity & Roma culture
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling for carers
Counselling for teenagers
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- First meeting is free at Chesterfield(30mins) or reduced fee of £20 at Alfreton (50mins)
- £38 per 50 minute session
- I have a limited number of sessions at £20 for those on benefits or low income at Chesterfield
- £25 for student counsellors
£20 reduced fee first assessment session (60 mins)
£45 following sessions (60 mins)
A limited number of places are available at £30 for couples on a low income at Chesterfield
Payment : via cash at the end of each session
I currently have : 2 places available for individual counselling at Chesterfield £20 per session for those on a low income.
1 place available for couples on a low income at Chesterfield £30 for ongoing sessions.
Fees for organisations: Assessment : £45
Follow on sessions £40
Report writing £20 per report
I understand how distressing it can be to be on a long waiting list when help is needed, and I know how difficult it can be to make that first step to come for counselling, so I feel it is important that when clients have contacted me, to offer an appointment within a week whenever possible.
My Chesterfield private therapy room is easy to reach by car and free car parking is available. If you are travelling by bus there is a bus stop conveniently situated directly outside the building.
My other room is based in the centre of Alfreton with car parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available: Daytime, Evenings and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|