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Janet Blake Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling ~Registered MBACP

Taunton TA2 & TA1
07938670493 07938670493

About me

If you are looking for a confidential space to talk about issues that are troubling or concerning you, counselling can offer the opportunity to explore those at any stage of your life. The main focus of our sessions together would be to give you a greater self-awareness so that you can work towards change at your own pace. Taking the first steps towards having counselling can sometimes be the hardest, so it is important that we can build a working relationship. I offer an initial consultation where we can discuss what you need from counselling, and then you can decide if you would like to follow the process through. I have studied a variety of approaches to counselling and working with your own goals, aim to give you the tools to move forward. Recent work has included clients coping with relationship issues, phobias, pregnancy anxiety, bereavement and suicide, and gender-related issues.

I am based in the centre of Taunton and offer sessions at either Somerset Counselling Centre, TA1 4BH, or online via Zoom or FaceTime.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling (Iron Mill Exeter) 2015
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill Exeter) 2019
  • Client work at New Dawn Weston Super Mare Somerset September 2017-2019
  • Client work at Somerset Counselling Centre Sept 2019 to date
  • Regular professional development training including:
  • Ethics
  • Working with clients on line
  • Suicide and Self Harm
  • Anxiety and Attachment
  • Working with the inner child

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Faith and belief

Therapies offered

  • Integrative


Initial consultation £20

50 min sessions £40

Reduced fees for student counsellors or those on limited incomes.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Current DBS clearance for working with young people.

Somerset Counselling Centre
Apsley House
Tower Street


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

On line counselling available


Mon 1-8pm, Tue 9-11am,Wed 6-8pm, Friday, Saturday.  Please contact me by email to arrange an initial discussion.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Janet Blake Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling ~Registered MBACP

Janet Blake Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling ~Registered MBACP