Janet Joosten

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BA Hons Psych. AdvDip, PgD.
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Soulbury LU7 & Olney MK46
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About me

I am a  UKCP registered psychotherapist,  Integrative Counsellor and CBT Therapist with over 22 years of counseling experience, specializing in indvividual counseling with adults. It has been an honour to provide counseling within the community including schools, prison service, health care, corporate settings and private practice. I am passionate about helping my clients cultivate awareness and  clarity in their lives, and discover their inner wisdom and capacity for growth and healing. 

At times, we can become stuck in old habits, patterns, behaviour and fears that no longer serve us and get in the way of authentic and meaninful relationships with ourselves and other people, keeping us from feeling inner peace and happiness. Using a holistic, integrative and collaborative approach I will support you to skillfully navigate through the suffering and difficulties life throws at us, and connect your with your inner strengh and resilience for emotional, mental welbeing. 

I look forward to  connecting with you and supporting you with the next step in your healing journey. 

What I offer.

Face to face/online available.

  • Existential Psychotherapy
     Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    -Solutions Focused Brief Therapy ( SFBT)
    - Integrative Counselling.
  • Feminist counselling.
  • -Geriatric counselling. 
  • Geriatric counselling helping older adults who are dealing with life transitions of aging such as illness, death of a spouse of family member, isolation, and anxiety. 

  • Feminst counselling attempts to address emotional distress as a result of psychological oppression.
  • If you would like to find out more about any of the above therapies that I can help with, please do get in touch with any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Psych
  • Dip. Psych
  • Post Graduate Diploma Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regents College London);
  • Adv.Dip. Existential Psychotherapy (Regents College London);
  • PgD Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Member SEA ( Society for Existential Analysis).
  • Diploma Person centred couples counselling.
  • Diploma life coach
  • Diploma pet bereavement
  • Diploma spirtual counselling 

I work within the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) I am closely bound, and accountable to the codes of ethics and practice. Copies an be obtained on request. I undertake regular supervision for my work subject to the code of ethics. I am also a professional member of the Society for Existential Analysis.

Training courses attended over the last few years:

  • Pgd Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Certificate in counselling skills at London Guildhall University.
  • Attachment and Loss (Bowlby).
  • Counselling following rape and sexual abuse
  • On-going training with Rape Crisis.
  • Counselling adult survivors of abuse. (Rape Crisis).
  • Conducting assessment interviews. In house training (MIND).
  • Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training.
  • Centre for Stress Management.
  • Solution focused therapy.
  • Building clients self esteem.
  • Effective Group Work.
  • Brief Anger Management.
  • Skills for Managing Self Harm.

Personal and Professional Development as a Therapist:

  • An adult private practice working from home.
  • 10 years of personal Psychoanalytic Development.
  • Experience working with young people aged 12- 16 within the school setting.
  • Experience working with young people aged 16-25 for the Youth Information Service.
  • Worked for a number of EAP companies.
  • Worked as a CBT/Coach for Volkswagen in Milton Keynes.
  • Worked as a nurse and geriatric counsellor with older adults .


A BA Honours degree in Psychology was followed by a seven year training as a women centred counsellor working with women survivors of rape sexual assault and sexual abuse. In 2001 I decided to embark on a professional training at Regent's College in London. reading Integrative Psychotherapy at postgraduate/MA level graduating in 2004. A year later I trained as an Existential psychotherapist at Regent's College graduating in 2007. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at PgD level and a couples counsellor in training. My first three years as a counsellor were spent working with women survivors of domestic violence. In addition to this I worked within the prison setting as a prison counsellor. During the two years of my Advanced Diploma I worked for MIND. The work was varied and included working with client's with mental health issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement, male and female domestic violence and sexual abuse. I have worked with men and women who were experiencing infertility problems at a private clinic.  I have also worked as a school counsellor with young people aged 13-16 and young people aged 16-25 in the community. In addition to this I have worked as a nurse and a geriatric counsellor for older adults. I also work as a counsellor for a number of organizations providing work place counselling and have a private practice in Soulbury and leighton Buzzard .

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Panic attacks - the best way to describe a panic attack is an intense short period of anxiety without any obvious explanation such as an external threat or medical reason. Panic attack symptoms can include breathlessness, faintness, nausea, chest pains, irregular heart beat, and feeling terrified. They are not life threatening but often the first time you experience one you think you are about to die or that you are experiencing a heart attack. The main trigger in panic attacks is often the fear that you are going to have a panic attacks. CBT offers ways of identifying the thinking patterns that are reinforcing this belief and causing you to panic. I will assist you in retraining yourself to cope with the irrational fear of panicking, so that you can begin to take control of the situation and enable you to increase your ability to cope with panic attacks if they happen and more importantly lessen your fears of them.

Emotional care - recovering from surgery, its normal to feel sad, angry and helpless.

My main aim to make therapy accessible to all, I am passionate about working with those who are experiencing life transitions associated with becoming older. I am also passionate about working with people at the end of their lives or who are terminally ill.

I consider it vital that I maintain an open mind to the presence of gender, racial, cultural and socio-economic diversity and to be aware of unintentional bias that could greatly influence the counselling process.

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

  • Sessions are £60 and last for 50 minutes.

Missed and cancelled sessions are payable in full if less than 48 hours notice has been given by email or text. Payment is taken at the end of each session by cash or bank transfer in advance

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Skype and face to face in Soulbury . Olney and leighton buzzard practice will resume in July 23. 

Further information

My clinic in Soulbury is  a quiet back drop for therapy in a small Buckinghamshire village approx 18-20 min drive from MK town centre.

Soulbury is in easy reach of Stoke Hammond, Bragenham, Stewkley, Linslade, Great Brickhill, Stockgrove, Leighton Buzzard, Wing, Heath and Reach, Drayton Parslow, Leedon, Ledburn, Cublington, Dunton, Clipstone, Grove, Mursley, Little Billington, Fenny Stratford

Nearest Train Stations.

Fenny Stratford (4 miles)
Leighton Buzzard (4 miles)
Bletchley (4.3 miles)
Bow Brickhill (4.9 miles)
Cheddington (5.7 miles)
Woburn Sands (6.4 miles)
Aspley Guise (7 miles)
Milton Keynes Central (7.4 miles)
Ridgmont (8.3 miles)
Aylesbury Vale Parkway (9.1 miles)

The Old Surgery clinic is situated in the Market Town of Leighton Buzzard. It is a 15 min walk from Leighton Buzzard station. Parking Morrisons, Tesco and Waitrose.

Olney clinic is situated in the market town of Olney. MK 46 4BB . Surrounding areas New post Pagnel, Bedford, Milton keynes and Welingbourough 

Soulbury, Buckinghamshire, LU7

Bodhispace Ltd, 18A High Street, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Premises are wheelchair user accessible (Soulbury practice)

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Janet Joosten
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