Janet Cox, Dip. Councelling MBACP (Reg) Authentically For You
Hello and welcome to my profile
My personal qualities of compassion, empathy and warmth, lead me to train to be a counsellor. I am a realist who understands that life isn't always easy. I am authentic and relational in my approach; which means I am myself, and look to build a relationship of trust and understanding with you. I will engage with you, not presenting as a blank screen. I am interested in people and believe we all want to connect to others, I am no exception, I am here to connect with you. I am here to get to know you, even the parts you may not like. I am here to get to know how you feel and will work to see your view of life.
For some people counselling can be a daunting thought, especially if it's your first experience of it. Sharing personal information with a stranger can feel scary; I understand this, and I am here to make your experience less frightening/daunting. I aim to give you a genuine, warm, compassionate, respectful, confidential experience of counselling, in a space which I have created with you in mind. We will meet once a week at the same time; which gives routine and stability when you are troubled. Our time together is 50 minutes, often called the 'counselling hour', its enough time to be able to explore what's going on for you without overwhelming you. It's a place for you to unburden yourself with someone who understands and is strong enough to carry some of your load. I offer open ended counselling, which means I am here alongside you for as long as you want help. You decide when it's time to fly solo.
If life is a struggle then I am here to be alongside you and together explore your options, to enable you to live the life you want. All of us at some point in our lives, will experience times when we feel less able to cope. This can impact relationships, work, studies and other areas of life. I understand that feelings of anxiety, depression, panic and anger can feel distressing; especially when thoughts play on a loop in your head. Talking to me can help bring understanding to your situation. I am trained to see the things that are not always clear for you to see. I am able to offer another perspective, choices, options and always hope.
If something is troubling you or you are feeling sad, alone, frightened, or worried by something contact me so that I can help, nothing is so big that it cannot be overcome. I have listed areas which I work in but if you see that whatever you are experiencing is not listed, please call as I am open to working with all life issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
About my qualification and how I work
I have a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a integrative therapist and have studied different theories of counselling. These theories are, Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Existential, CBT and Attachment theory. It may help to think of them like my tool box. I can draw on the knowledge of these theories to enable me to bring understanding to your situation, which in turn can facilitate the changes you are looking for in your life. I work with whatever you bring to counselling. You set the agenda.
My Counselling Training
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Continuing Professional Development
NCFE Level 2 Working with People with Mental Health Problems
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliance
Young People Affected by Intimate Partner Abuse
Managing Suicidal Conversations.
Understanding Menopause for wellbeing Professionals
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and fully commit to work wholly with their values, principles and ethics at the heart of my work.
I have a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) advanced check in place as well as professional Indemnity Insurance.
I have experience of counselling adults and young people 16 plus. I remain a volunteer counsellor for a local charity offering counselling for young people.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer empathic counselling in the following areas.
- Relationships; Work, family, friends.
- Life issues
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My fees are £45 for a 50 minute session.
These are payable in advance by bank transfer or cash. Further details are on my website: www.authenticallyforyou.co.uk
I have worked to create a safe, warm, comfortable, private space for us to engage and work together on whatever is troubling you at this time of your life. I have had you in my mind when creating this space. The walls are neutral to give a light and hopeful atmosphere. The colours simple to give a sense of calm. The textures of the cushions and sofa are soft and tactile, giving you the experience of a hug.
I am happy to discuss your counselling needs in person by appointment or by telephone. If you require more information before making up your mind about which counsellor to work with, please contact me. It is important to get the right counsellor for your needs. It is the Therapeutic relationship (the relationship between you and your therapist); which can bring about the changes you are looking for.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Home visits considered for clients with disabilities. Please contact me if this would be of help to you.
Types of client