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MBACP Reg, Dip. Couns

About me

Hi, I'm Janet, I am an Integrative Counsellor experienced in bereavement, grief and loss, blending different counselling approaches including person centred, psychodynamic, existential and cognitive behavioural therapy. 

I see clients as unique individuals with differing life experiences which can be challenging to manage. Facing change in our lives can be daunting, and when difficulties arise it can be helpful to have support to gain insight and find a way forward, talking through thoughts, feelings, behaviour and emotions. 

I offer a warm, open, non-judgemental and confidential safe space through gentle challenge, in a supportive therapeutic relationship. 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, helping with everyday issues.


Being bereaved in the pandemic has presented additional challenges and impacted on your grieving. COVID may have meant you were unable to say goodbye to your loved one. You may feel stuck, going over and over again what happened struggling to make sense of everything. Anger, sadness, anxiety and depression, loneliness and fearing the future.

Those recovering from a life changing illness, including long COVID, may face uncertainty and struggle with the loss of health, relationships and work. Facing the future can be daunting. You may be angry feeling that people don't understand what you are going through. I can help working with you to find a way forward.

Please get in touch to arrange your introductory session, we can look at what is troubling you, I can answer any questions and discuss how counselling could help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
  • BA (Hons) Health and Social Care.
  • Bereavement volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2015.
  • Previously worked as a Bereavement volunteer in a hospice for 3 years.
  • Full professional indemnity insurance.
  • Enhanced DBS check.

I am a volunteer counsellor in a counselling centre and I have worked in healthcare and the local community.  As a Registered Member of the BACP, I work according to the BACP Ethical Code of Practice. I have regular supervision to ensure that I am working in the best interests of my clients. I undertake ongoing professional development including attending workshops / 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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£40.00 per session

Additional information

  • Initial session £20 for 50 minutes
  • £40 per session (50 minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday,  Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and Thursday mornings.

Commercial Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3XQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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