Janet Land Psychoanalyst/Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Supervisor
I work with people who are experiencing problems that make them feel anxious and disrupt their day to day life, and end up making them feel stressed and worthless. These issues are usually related to relationships whether it is with a partner, family, friends or work colleagues. They are often the same problems repeating themselves until one can feel stuck and desperate to know what to do.
I work with any kind of anxiety, stress, and depression, as well as loss, bereavement, work related problems, low self confidence and low self esteem, or simply when you feel life is empty or meaningless.
I have been working with people for many years and believe this experience really counts when it comes to being able to quickly understand what it is that is troubling you so you can begin to think about your life and what to do.
I am a psychoanalyst/psychoanalytic psychotherapist/psychodynamic counsellor and have been working for a total of 25 years, 20 of those years in private practice. I am qualified to offer once a week to five times a week work with adults.
I offer remote working via skype or mobile when it is appropriate.
Ring or email me for a consultation.
Psychoanalyst/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist/Counsellor and Supervisor
Areas I have an interest in working with:-
Work Related Issues
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the British Psychoanalytic Foundation
Member of The British Psychoanalytic Association
Member of The International Psychoanalytic Association
MBACP (Snr. Accred)
Advanced Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy/Counselling (WPF)
Diploma in Supervision (WPF)
BA Hons Psychology
Supervision for MIND and other counselling centres
Private practice for over 20 years.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fee for initial consultation £60 (50 minutes)
Thereafter £60 for each 50 minute session
Adults over 21
What is psychoanalytic psychotherapy/counselling?
Many people seek help through psychotherapy/counselling because they feel distressed and burdened by life's events. In today's busy world, it is a relief to share that distress with a person outside the situation, who is able to hear and reflect upon what is being said.
Psychotherapy/counselling is about enabling a person to make changes in his/her life, which he/she feels, would be of benefit. This often involves a clearer understanding of what led to having that particular problem in the first place. A painful situation in the present may have its roots in the past, but the individual may not be aware of the connection. Psychotherapy/counselling assists a person to uncover these hidden links, which in turn allow the individual greater freedom of thought and action.
Human beings have a tendency to repeat patterns of behaviour, and even when we would like to change, we find ourselves unable to do so. These patterns may repeat themselves in the therapy, and this enables the person to look at his/her behaviour without fear of rejection or retaliation.
In this model of therapy, the relationship between the therapist and patient is central to the work being done. As part of their training, all psychotherapists have had their own personal therapy. This is an essential experience for psychotherapists/counsellors in their work with people. This is because it allows the therapist a greater inner freedom and enables him/her to have a clearer understanding of the patient's experience both in and out of the therapeutic relationship.
Psychotherapy/counselling is based, among other things, on the understanding of the unfolding of a person's life from birth onward. It also includes an understanding of the network of relationships that develop during growth into adulthood.
This model of psychotherapy draws on the insights of psychoanalysis as a way of understanding the human personality, including the way individuals interact with each other. It takes note of the unconscious mind as well as conscious attitudes, and aids the resolution of unconscious conflicts which allows for the development of a persons full potential.
The therapeutic relationship is different from social relationships in that it is limited to the sessions. It provides a safe place in which to explore past and present feelings and the meaning of past and current relationships.
Some people find the early sessions of a psychotherapy relationship difficult or uncomfortable, as they are unsure what is expected of them, or how to proceed when they are given a time to talk about themselves. It is helpful to let the counsellor know if this happens, as the communication of how the patient feels is an important aspect of the therapeutic process. If there are any concerns about confidentiality or other aspects, it is best to raise these issues in the early stages, so that they can be addressed at the beginning.