Janet Blake

BA(Hons) Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling-MBACP

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 such as affairs, family tensions, social anxiety, bereavement, and employee related concerns. I have 17 years experience in management.

I am based in Taunton town centre and offer sessions face to face, or online via Zoom .

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA(Hons) Leeds Polytechnic 1979
  • Certificate in Counselling (Iron Mill Exeter) 2015
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill Exeter) 2019
  • Client work at New Dawn 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
  • Relationships

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


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial consultation £30

50 min sessions £45


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Mon 1-8pm, Wed and Thursday 9.30am until 8pm, Friday 9.30am until 5pm.  Please contact me by email to arrange an initial discussion.

Further information

Current DBS clearance for working with young people. 

The premises I use for face to face counselling has ground floor access.


Somerset Counselling Centre
Apsley House
Tower Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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On line counselling available

Online platforms

Janet Blake

Janet Blake