About me

A successful therapeutic relationship is established with skill and experience. Empathy, understanding and acceptance are the catalyst for change and personal growth

                                                          Time To Talk


                                                    Time To Heal

About Me

I am a fully qualified, highly skilled and experienced Senior Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor with over20-years experience of working with clients across a broad spectrum covering a wide range of issues such as, relationship problems, depression, stress (work related and personal) anxiety, bereavement, abuse, sexuality, identity, and many other personal matters.

Individuals know what is best or good for them; it is inherent in all of us. Sometimes, we lose sight of this and begin to think and feel in a negative or irrational way.
We lose our ability to resolve our own, personal issues and cease to live in a positive and productive way. We begin to make poor choices and decisions. We can feel depressed, anxious, trapped, confused, isolated, empty and lost.

I have extensive experience of working with many clients, I have gained over 15,000 contact hours experience.
People come to see me for a variety of reasons, I am here to help you work through your difficulties in a confidential and therapeutic space.

I also have over ten-years experience as a Counselling Supervisor (please see my supervision profile)

How I Can Help You

My role is to build a therapeutic relationship and to offer you a confidential, warm and safe environment where you are able to talk openly and freely.

My aim within the therapeutic relationship is to help you increase your potential, make better choices and find meaning and purpose within your life. You can learn how to manage negative and distressful thought patterns and behaviours.
I provide a professional, confidential service that fits your needs and enables you to be able to talk openly in a relaxed and confidential environment.

I provide a non-judgmental, pressure free space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings and begin to make sense of your world. You can develop a clearer understanding of who you are and find a resolve to your internal conflict and live a more resourceful life.

I'm here to help you explore, understand and manage your difficulties so that you can begin to feel a greater sense of well-being.
Each one of us has the resources within ourselves to cope and to bring about change.
I offer encouragement and support throughout this process. I will be working with you and helping you to identify with yourself once again.

If we stop and think about our own thoughts and feelings we can see that they are ever changing as we constantly change and grow.
I employ various counselling approaches that enables me to work eclectically with each person moment by moment.

I have worked within the Third Sector for many years, the Primary Care Trust (NHS) Connexions, schools, GP's surgeries and in private practice.

The training and experience I have gained over the years has given me knowledge and understanding of an integrated range of theories, techniques and applications such as; C.B.T. T.A. and Gestalt with the Person Centred model underpinning my work.

  Best Wishes,

The issues covered in my work range from;

  • Anxiety.
  • Abuse; Emotional; Physical; Sexual.
  • Bereavement, Grief and Loss.
  • Betrayal.
  • Career.
  • Couples Counselling.
  • Depression.
  • Domestic Abuse.
  • Eating Disorders.
  • Family Matters.
  • Loneliness.
  • Low Self-esteem, Confidence.
  • Personal Development.
  • Post Traumatic Stress.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Panic Attacks.
  • Relationship Issues.
  • Separation.
  • Stress.
  • Termination.
  • Work.
  • Other issues.

I am situated in the Glossop and Hadfield areas and I am close to other areas.
These include, Tameside, Oldham, Stockport, Buxton, Chapel, Hayfield New Mills, Manchester and surrounding area.

I am fully insured and a senior accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP Accredited, UKRCP reg and I abide by its code of Ethical Standards for Good Practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling 1999 level 1
Certificate in Counselling 2000 level 2
Diploma in Counselling 2002 level 3
Diploma in Casework  Supervision 2008 level 4

T.A.101 2017

MBACP Snr Accredited
UKRCP Registered

Other Training

Confidentiality and Disclosure 2002
Brief Therapy Solutions 2003
Bereavement, Grief and Loss Workshops 2004
Introduction to CBT/CBT Applications 2005
Eating Disorders 2006
Introduction to Gestalt 2007
Taming the Tiger (Gestalt Anger Management) 2008
Neuroscience and Psychotherapy (Gestalt) 2009
Working with Autism and Asperger's 2010
Safeguarding Children Child Protection Awareness 201

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


£40.00 per session

Additional information

I am also a Counselling Supervisor. This means that, I work with other counsellors providing, education, management and support for them. This work is there to enhance the practice skills and development of other counsellors.
I have regular supervision myself, at least once a month. Supervision is a mandatory requirement of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). All counsellors are required to have at least 90 minutes supervision every month in order to practice ethically and maintain a good and effective working ethos.
See my supervision profile for more details.

Fees are £40.00 per 55 minute session in Glossop
               £50.00 for couples/relationships. 55 minutes

Stockport £50 per 55 minute session £60.00 for couples.

Supervision, Glossop only.
               £75 per 90 minutes for experienced counsellors and organisations. 

               £60 per 90 minutes for students.

To make an appointment, call the above number.
If I don't answer your call, I will get back to you ASAP or you can leave a message on 07809227192. All phone calls will be answered by me and treated in confidence. Alternatively, you can e-mail me via the link on this page or independently.  janetgreenwood@hotmail.com


Sessions available from 9.30am until 6.30pm Monday to Wednesday. Thursday 9.30am until 4.00pm.

Further information


All testimonials are genuine;

I suffered the death of my Farther when I was 16yrs old, and up to the age of 28 I never spoke to anybody about it, how to deal with the grief, or told anybody how I felt inside. In not talking for 12yrs I seriously put myself under mental pressure that took to me to the edge and ate me away inside. Janet helped me see how to deal with and overcome the issues that I faced, and I can honestly say that before I went to see her I truly believed that I had reached the point where help was to late, but its never to late when somebody like this can guide you.
I now have a new outlook and can say that I am now happy with my life.

Anon. Cheshire.

I can not recommend Janet enough, she has helped me a great deal, she is so easy to talk to and I always feel much better about myself when I have spoken to her!

L.B. Derbyshire.

I came to see Janet as I was finding it hard to cope when my daughter became ill. I found Janet extremely helpful, supportive and empathic. The counselling I received help me to cope and recognize the inner strength I didn't no I had. I'm so glad I went to see her. Thankfully my daughter made a full and complete recovery.

D.K. Derbyshire

I cannot recommend Janet highly enough. She is very professional and put me at ease straight away. I was able to evaluate my life differently in way I have not been able to with others before. My life has now dramatically turned around as I have now been able to believe in myself and have more confidence. Thankyou J.G.

Miss H. Cheshire.

Working with Janet helped me to recognise the areas where I could improve my life. I felt more positive and began to feel a lot more confident about where I was going.

E.A. Lancs.

After a particularly traumatic and stressful relationship break up I was advised to attend counselling sessions with Janet. After a series of sessions Janet has helped me to see things more clearly and alleviate the stress I was experiencing. I am finding life so much easier now and am managing to put everything behind me and start a fresh. I would highly recommend.

Miss B. Derbyshire

I have recently had a series of counselling sessions with J.G. Counselling. I was experiencing a great deal of difficulty at work and it was causing a lot of anxiety and stress. It was beginning to dominate my personal life.
J.G. Helped me to develop a clearer perspective and re-evaluate my situation. I can now manage my personal and work life a lot more productively. I would like to say a big thankyou to J.G. C.

Y.L. Derbyshire

I received counselling from Janet Greenwood regarding personal issues. I found her to be highly illuminating about my situation, I discovered a different me. I was astounded at how much change I felt after seeing Janet. I would recommend Janet to anyone who feels lost.

Y. Holt. Cheshire   

I am currently under Janet's supervision with counselling having gone through a major trauma in my life and turning into a very timid and emotional character and with support and understanding from Janet and how she talks me through the situation I am now getting back to my normal self and feeling so much better about myself and feeling so much more confident in all aspects of my life. Thanks so much to Janet and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a counsellor. She also approaches her sessions with a very warm and professional attitude and makes the time she spends with you very comfortable indeed.

C.H. Derbyshire.

My time spent with Janet, was a time of mixed emotions. It was good to be able to say whatever I wanted, without being judged. It was anonymous, but also you felt as if you were speaking to a friend.

Janet was there to listen..

I was able to speak and let go...

Although my issues can't be sorted overnight, I feel that I have been steered in the right direction....

I think everyone should have a Janet in their pocket.

I wouldn't hesitate to pick up the phone if needed.

Thank you Janet for being there.

Kind regards

J.Z. Derbyshire.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a highly skilled and experienced accredited counsellor and counselling supervisor with over 15 years experience in the counselling field, and almost ten years experience of counselling supervision.

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