Janet Daniel

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MBACP (Senior Accred & Reg), MSc, PG Diploma Counselling
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Teddington, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW11
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 Are you having relationship difficulties, or feeling low, anxious, depressed? Do you have ADHD? I have over 25 years experience working with individuals and couples. I have a MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. I offer a bespoke service integrating counselling models that are shaped around your needs and the difficulties you bring. Clients say my approach is warm, friendly, professional and pragmatic. I offer on-going support for as long as you need it. Some clients go from weekly to fortnightly to monthly to,  'as and when' input or support is needed. I also offer Walk and Talk therapy in the beautiful woodland gardens of Bushy Park. I believe strongly in the therapeutic value of nature.

Working with me brings you the benefit of a rich and varied life and career. As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I have worked in the NHS, with First Great Western Trains, with large corporations, local authorities, employee assistance programmes, voluntary organisations and in private practice.

As a trained family mediator I work with couples in managing conflict, improving communication, dealing with co-dependence,  affairs, intimacy and polyamory.

I now also work with couples preparing to make a commitment to each other, like, getting engaged, marriage or starting a family. We look at values, decision making, communication, how to resolve  difference and conflict, and intimacy.

I also offer mediation to family members or friends wishing to resolve difficulties in their relationships. 

I  can help you explore and understand the conscious and unconscious connections between past patterns that are playing out in the present in your relationships and help you find new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.

In past lives I have represented Britain's cultural interests in Indonesia and Greece with The British Council, been acting director of Mencap in Wales, worked in deprived communities in the South Wales valleys, advocated for people with learning disabilities, and been creative in community arts and therapeutic writing. I have also been clinical supervisor to medical staff at The Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.

TESTIMONIALS-names changed for reasons of confidentiality.

'Janet is incredible. I’ve been seeing her for around 5 months and in that short time she has helped me make so much progress. She really listens and understands me, has given me many tools, a lot of support and most importantly an action plan. I have found with past therapists there is often a lack of action and guidance, where I really need a lot of support and direction and Janet has definitely given me and more in a really hard chapter of my life. I really look forward to our sessions and I highly recommend Janet to everyone who needs support or personal development in general. Thank you.' Rachel

"For me, I think you have a pragmatic approach that balances emotion and rationale. You brought a calmness to our situation, and an ability to guide us along without being prescriptive. You have a gift to quickly understand people and the core of the problem, which enables you to really contribute in a meaningful way rather than just being another person in the room listening." John and Jenny.

"We cannot thank you enough for supporting us through a truly difficult time. I'm not sure how we would have managed it all without your support." Lesley and Lina.

"Thank you for all your time, care and support" Kathy.

"Thank you so much for your help and support. We found the sessions incredibly helpful  and appreciated your guidance and expertise " Max and Cleo

"I am feeling in a good space, which is definitely  down to you and all your help." Jo.

"Thank you so much. We have made lots of progress this year" Ray and Sophie.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a MSc, and Post graduate Diploma in Counselling (Primary Care). I have over 25 years experience working as a counsellor /psychotherapist in the NHS, the private, public and the voluntary sectors. I am a senior accredited and registered counsellor/ psychotherapist with BACP. I am also a qualified family mediator.

Recent CPD has focused on a range of issues including specialist training in relationships, attachment issues, and therapeutic writing.

I have certificates in creative writing and  laughter yoga. I have a NOCN Certificate in Civil Celebrancy,  training with the International College of Professional Celebrants( ICPC) in weddings, vow renewals, namings, funerals and other rites of passage 

I am author of 'Shetland Saga', a Soothmoother's story of a year spent working as a counsellor in the Shetland Isles.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£65.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£65 per session for individuals and 'Walk & Talk' in Bushy Park. £80 for couples. £70 for an hour's clinical supervision. Fees for counselling students and climate emergency activists negotiable. 3 free sessions of support offered to climate and social justice activists, who are  on low income or benefits. 

When I work

Available from September 4th 2023 for new and previous clients. Time slots negotiable. 

Further information

I have a dedicated room in my home for my work. 

After an initial telephone consultation, together we agree a way forward.  What follows is an assessment session, where I take a brief life history and we identify the specific issues you wish to work on and the changes you want to bring about in your life. We agree an initial number of sessions, usually six to twelve, with regular reviews. Some clients see me weekly, others fortnightly.  Some clients see me for longer term work, especially when there are unresolved issues from childhood, or trauma. 

I see couples separately for the initial assessment session and then together for joint sessions. 

Teddington, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages


Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I have done training in individual  supervision with Robin Shohet and latterly in group supervision with Lisa Mass, and been involved as a supervisor and supervisee in various supervision situations and groups over the past 20 years of counselling and psychotherapy practice.

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