Janet Branscombe UKCP Integrative Arts Psychotherapist MA BA(Hons)
What does going to counselling or therapy mean?
It means friendly face, a welcoming space, a place where you can just be you, knowing that you will not be judged.
Explore anything at all about your life, the past, the future, and most importantly what it is like to be you in the present moment. There is no right way to do therapy, each session is formed by what you need to work on that day, you decide how much you want to share.
You will be with someone who will really listen, to the good, the bad and the ugly. Someone who will stick by you when the going is tough and celebrate with you when things go right.
My job as the therapist is to be there for you, with as open mind and heart as humanly possible. Many years of training, supervision and practice has honed my skills of listening, tuning into what your experiences are, guiding you into being more deeply in touch with yourself, helping you gain greater understanding, and teasing out the issues.
New insights and possible ways forwards emerge.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in the NHS, local authority, voluntary organisations and private practice. I have many years experience of working with young people and adults.
I trained at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education gaining an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.
I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Art and Design. And a BA (hons) in Fine Art.
I am also a qualified yoga teacher.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge on a sliding scale of £25 - £60 per session that allows for consessions for low incomes.
Clients usually commit to coming once a week on the same day and time, however some flexibility can be given. I work on a short or long term basis depending on the client's needs and wishes.
My background in the arts can offer different ways of exploring experience and of seeing things in a new light. You do not need to consider yourself artistic to be able to approach things in a creative way.
I also draw on my experience of yoga to support people to be mindfully present in their bodies. This is especially important in times of stress, trauma and confusion. Being gently encouraged to reconnect with our physical selves grounds us in the present moment, and can help undo tension and begin to heal past trauma.
I teach yoga to individuals and to small groups.
I also act as a mentor to people who want to develop their creativity and art practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work weekdays and evenings.
Types of client