Hello, my name is Janet Inglis and I am a Relationships Scotland (DiRC) trained couple and individual counsellor.
If you are in distress in your relationship, and struggling to cope, counselling can offer a safe and confidential place to help you explore your issues. Or perhaps you are just wanting things to be different. In today’s world people have high expectations of relationships and partnerships, and when these are not working or when they break down it can be very hard to come to terms with. Life can be very pressured and overwhelming for many people, making us confused and unhappy, and unable to find a way forward. Our identities are forged by our significant relationships, by our careers and our homes, and when things do not work out the way we anticipate, we can lose our way.
I believe that counselling should provide a safe and secure place where you are accepted and not judged, but sometimes gently challenged, thus facilitating and enabling the safe exploration of the issues you bring. These can be wide ranging: communication difficulties; cultural differences; bereavement; addictions; family influences; an affair; separation; life stages (having children or children leaving home or retirement); sexual problems; employment and redundancy; financial difficulties; depression, anxiety and poor mental health.
My approach is integrative which means I draw on different theories. My interests are in attachment and loss and family systems and how these can influence our choices in adult intimate relationships. Ultimately most of the difficulties we encounter in life are to do with our relationships with other people, and also with ourselves. Even if you are not currently in a relationship but want to look at past experiences, then it would be appropriate for you to seek counselling.
My role is to provide a space for you to think about your lives, and to use this as a means to providing you some insight and awareness into your significant relationships. Clients have said that sometimes that can just make them feel a bit freer and lighter, thus enabling them to move forward.
How can counselling help? When things are difficult between a couple, it can be easier to talk in an environment with a skilled observer and facilitator. As an individual too it can be more enlightening to speak to someone you do not know. By looking closely and paying attention to our feelings and emotions and thinking about our past experiences and significant relationships and influences in life, we can often gain a deeper understanding of why we think and feel (and consequently behave) the way we do. Accepting and understanding can help you move forward and implement any changes you might want to make.
In your first session I will ask you to sign a confidentiality agreement and therapeutic contract. Coming for counselling can be daunting, and you will have time to ask any questions you may have about the process. We may then agree a specific number of sessions, but I always regularly review with clients that counselling is meeting their needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Relationship Counselling from Relationships Scotland. I am specifically qualified to work with couples, but of course, I also work with individuals. Relationships Scotland is the equivalent organisation in Scotland to Relate.
I am a Counsellor Member of COSCA (Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies) and a Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I have had significant experience of working with a diverse range of people during my working life. My career has been largely working in the helping professions and my interest in counselling began in the 1990's with a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills. I went on to train as a social worker. I was accepted to undertake the Diploma in Relationship Counselling in 2013.
My practice is supervised by a qualified practitioner in accordance with BACP requirements.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fee is £45 per session for an individual and £50 for a couple. Following 6 sessions this will reduce to £40 and £45 respectively. I can offer appointments during the day and in the evenings on weekdays. I currently see clients in the centre of Inverness.
I only work with adults.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer counselling in a comfortable and relaxed setting in central Inverness with nearby parking.
I am able to offer appointments during weekdays, daytime and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|