I am an experienced relationship counsellor who offers a completely confidential, non judgemental service to couples and individuals, who want to explore their thoughts and feelings about their relationships in a safe environment. People often come because they are not communicating well, sometimes there has been a change in circumstances, they may have lost the warmth of their relationship or trust in one another. For others childhood experiences and coping strategies may be a barrier to making and maintaining adult relationships. Ultimately peoples reasons for seeking help are as diverse as the people themselves but together we work to discover what have been the problems within the relationship and look at ways to overcome, in a way that is specific to the needs of each couple or individual.
I also provide supervision for counsellors as individuals or in groups and can provide C.P.D. in understanding anger or conflict resolution. I have written the Janet Brown Relationship Course. This course has been created to support anyone who wants to improve relationships either in the work place or at home and can be facilitated for groups of 6 or more.
Further information about the services that I offer can be found at www.jbrc-ayr.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
- H.N.C. in counselling at Ayr College
- Diploma in couples counselling with Relationships Scotland
- Diploma in Supervision with Relationships Scotland
- Diploma in Training and Development from TED
- Diploma in Sex and Relationships
Inspired by a sixteen week training program, in 2002, to become a pregnancy crisis adviser I went on to do a two year H.N.C. in counselling at Craigie College in 2004. After completing my H.N.C. in 2006 I went on to volunteer for Couple Counselling Scotland where I completed a three year diploma course (DiCC). I opened my private practice in Ayr in 2008 and continued my studies by completing Relationships Scotland’s, (formerly Relate Scotland), Diploma in Supervision of Case Work. and a Diploma in Sex and Relationship. I now divide my time between my private practice based in Ayr and Glasgow and working with Relationships Scotland as supervisor, trainer, sex therapist and counsellor.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Zoom or telephone sessions are available on Monday Wednesday and Friday.
My phone is on silent during sessions therefore I may not be able to speak to you when you contact me but if you leave a voice mail or text I will be sure to respond as soon as I am available.