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I believe that therapy gives us an unique personal wisdom which sustains us and helps us to choose better paths throughout life - in fact my favourite quote is "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers" (Tennyson).
I have 25 years experience of working for the NHS in the mental health field as a psychotherapist/counsellor and have Senior Accredited Status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. In addition, I am also a Supervisor to other therapists and organisations, and an academic lecturer and supervisor to NHS counselling and psychotherapy students undertaking their Masters degrees.
My recent career has been in the NHS, where I published a book called "Looking After your Mental Health."
I trained in the psychodynamic model at Reading University, then the Integrative Approach at the Central School of Counselling and Psychotherapy in London. I then undertook an M.Sc., which included research on health psychology and I have presented papers to the Royal College of Science in London on patient motivation. I then followed this with an M.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My particular interest is working with relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression, and attachment issues. However, Janet believes that therapy is about helping people with unconscious underlying issues which is preventing them from enjoying life fully.
Training, qualifications & experience
Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Two Advanced Diplomas in Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma.
M.A. (Masters Degree) in Psychotherapy and an M.Sc in Health Psychology.
Diploma in Supervision and supervises other therapists, and therapists in Organisations.
Lecturer at a University, and supervise M.A. Dissertations.
Published research on health behaviour and has presented papers to the Royal College of Science in London.
I have 18 years experience in the NHS where she worked in the Mental Health field.
I have designed and delivered courses to Companies and Organisations on Stress Management, Anger Management, Working with Groups, Group Psychology, Counselling patients with Alcohol and Drug Problems, as well as personal development courses.
I have received a Global Award 2017 for Reading and District, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Trauma and Recovery.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also see patients in later years of life, and also patients suffering from job loss and redundancy.
£60.00 per session
My Fees are £60 -£65.00
The Practice is situated in a quiet area of Caversham Heights. There is a No. 22 Bus Service which is from the centre of Reading and runs every half hour. This bus stops 50 yards from the Practice.