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About me

How counselling can help

When things are troubling you e.g. anxieties, worries, sadness,sometimes it is hard to know what to do to improve things. Talking through your difficulties can help you to gain insight and find a way forward. I am a  non judgemental, empathetic listener.

What to expect in your first session

In the introductory session we can look at what is troubling you and how counselling could help.

About Me

I see clients as unique individuals with differing life experiences which can be challenging to manage. Facing change in our lives can be daunting. When difficulties arise it can be helpful to have support to gain insight and find a way forward. I offer a warm, open, non-judgemental and confidential safe space through gentle challenge in a supportive therapeutic relationship. Talking through thoughts, feelings, behaviour and emotions. I am an Integrative Counsellor - blending different counselling approaches including person centred, psychodynamic, existential and cognitive behavioural therapy. I am interested in the mind, body, soul connection and bringing this into awareness can help to make sense of issues from the past affecting the present and helping with everyday issues and problems.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a diploma in Integrative Counselling.

BA (Hons) Health and Social Care.

I also work in a counselling centre and as a volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care.

I have been a bereavement support volunteer with St Wilfrid's Hospice for 3 years.

I have worked in healthcare and the local community.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP. I work according to the BACP Ethical Code of Practice. I have full professional indemnity insurance. I have regular supervision to ensure that I am working in the best interests of my clients. I have an enhanced DBS check. I undertake ongoing professional development including attending workshops and reading counselling research.

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - 8 day course.
  • Mental Health First Aid - 2 day training
  • ASSIT- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Adult Safeguarding Training
  • Autism - Higher Level Basic Awareness
  • Dementia Awareness Training - 2 days
  • Hoarding Awareness workshop
  • PTSD workshop
  • Infant Loss study day

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


£35 per session (50 minutes)

Initial session £20 for 50 minutes.

Commercial Road
East Sussex
BN21 3XQ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons

Thursday mornings

Types of client

Older adults
Janet Clews   Registered Member BACP. Dip. Couns

Janet Clews Registered Member BACP. Dip. Couns