Janet Astle Senior Practitioner, Psychotherapy & Coaching - Member NCS (Accred)

Janet Astle Senior Practitioner, Psychotherapy & Coaching -  Member NCS (Accred)

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About me

I know how it can feel to search for the "right" person to talk to, when life is perhaps already feeling so challenging for whatever reason, it's like just another exhausting thing to do. But as much as you can, really take time to find someone who you feel "easier" with. Someone you feel comfortable enough to talk through some concerns you have, no matter how small (or huge) they may feel.

I have had my own experience of trauma in many guises. To include most form of abuse (including Self), addiction and great loss. All of which supports me to "get it", to have a far deeper understanding of how you might be feeling and perhaps how I can support you. I really look forward to hearing about that soon...

Whatever service you may be looking for, I am not going to tell you I have the answers you want, but I do have many things you may need.

Such as:

  • Tools - You can use to help you understand and cope with what is happening right now
  • Clarity – Around what exactly IS actually happening and not what it appears to be
  • Knowledge - And Self wisdom, to know and understand yourself much better than you did before
  • Skills - To identify what "triggers" certain behaviours, an unhelpful pattern or way of being
  • Boundaries – To enable you to support those around you, but no longer at a cost to YourSelf
  • Peace – How to locate that stillness within you, that IS a kind of achievement worth having
  • Self Love – This is an ultimate, which we all strive for but often look for in others around us

Ultimately – What I would say to you here is that this may be a turning point in your life, it may at times feel like a breakdown in some way (I prefer and use the term Breakthrough) but whatever it is you are searching for if you would like to talk more about how I can help you personally, then please do contact me. I have no expectation from me that you will continue, unless it feels right.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience ~ To include over 35 Years in Healthcare & WellBeing

Voluntary Work & Experience:

  • Cruse Bereavement Care - Offering 1 - 1 Counselling to children and adults within their own home, working with issues around grief and loss. Later Supervision training leading to supervision of other volunteers.
  • Checkpoint (Children's Society) Working in outreach destinations such as GP surgeries and Brixham Youth Enquiry offering 1 - 1 counselling to young adults with varying issues from bullying, abuse, alcohol & drug use to relationships.
  • South Devon Women's Aid offering 1 - 1 counselling to women with varying issues around loss, bullying and domestic violence.
  • Checkpoint group work "Esteem" with young adults exploring and building confidence and self-esteem.
  • Children and Families in Grief - Working with families that have experienced a significant loss.


  • BTEC D32 33 Assessors Award
  • NEBS Management Certificate
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Bereavement Counselling Skills
  • Advanced Diploma (Level 4) Therapeutic Counselling
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Accreditation
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Sand Play Therapy
  • Level 6 Diploma in Body Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Counselling Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Grief and Loss:

I specialise in grief and loss which we often experience with an ending of some kind or an unexpected ooutcome. We can experience loss in all areas of life and often don't realise this may be what's happening.

For example:

Self esteem, confidence, respect & loss of Self identity

Innocence, childhood, status, home, role, way of life, relationship, redundancy

Also many other things which can affect us in a similar way to an actual death.

Whatever concern Clients may bring at some stage, often there is some grief connected to loss within their lives.

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  • Welcome


Coaching & Psychotherapy sessions are for one hour and normally will be made in a block of 4-6 weeks depending on your requirements.

Are payable by cash, cheque or direct payment at the beginning of each session (or before the session if paying online) I am happy to receive payment weekly or in block, that is completely your choice.

Initial session £75 for 1 1/2 hours, to include full assessment of your needs
Thereafter £50 for 1 hour

Organisational consultations, coaching, mentoring and supervision - please enquire

If I am not available to work with you immediately, please do let me know if you would like to add your name to my waiting list.

Organisational consultations, coaching, mentoring and supervision - please enquire

Please be aware: Once a session has been booked and you are unable to attend, at least 24 hours notice (working days) is required.
My standard practice is to charge for sessions cancelled at short notice

Further information

How it works:

If you have read the above and want to know more.....

  • You contact me or give me details on how to contact you if that is preferable

  • You take advantage of the free consultation whilst on the phone, which gives opportunity for you to ask questions. You can outline the concern or problem you want help with and we discuss a way of working together and agree to continue or not.
    You may also wish to go away and think about whether or not you want to continue. and to see if we feel comfortable in working together to meet your needs.
  • You visit my practice which is based in Brixham and we complete a full assessment. Which includes what it is you wish to gain overall from working with me. During the assessment I will ask questions and write, you simply talk to help me fill out the form and we book a block of 4 - 6 sessions to continue our working together.

If you have any further questions then please do get in touch.

You will note my experience and qualifications here, if you need updates to that please contact me by email.

My practice is easily accessible and sits on the number 17 bus route, there is also on street parking available

There is sloping disabled access to my practice followed by 2 small steps at intervals within, however this may be unsuitable for a wheelchair user.

Thank you for reading and I wish you well...

Maps & Directions

Brixham, TQ5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


My practice is open between 9.30am - 6pm Monday to Friday Evening and emergency appointments are available on request

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer a space for you to explore your own work in a reflective and supported way.

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