Janet Matthews, Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Janet Matthews, Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist


01312 281066 / 07581 031915

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01312 281066 / 07581 031915

About me

I offer integrated CBT therapeutic sessions on a one to one and group basis.

Individual Counselling

I meet you with understanding and acceptance, in a warm welcoming place, where you can be truly yourself, share whatever is on your mind and what is holding you back. I have helped clients who felt overwhelmed by anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), addiction, self-harm, anger, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems.  I have also helped those who have to make big decisions in their life and are finding this very difficult to do.

I offer a preliminary appointment so that we can get to know each other with no obligation to continue. I charge a reduced rate of £35 for the first appointment. We both have to feel comfortable about working together and it is ok for you to say you don’t think what is on offer would help you.

I will start by listening to your story to gain an understanding of what has been happening to you and to help you understand also. This will enable me to tailor a programme that is right for you. I will support you as you learn to be kind to yourself, as you learn how to change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviours, while building on your strengths. These new life skills, to include mindfulness, will help you manage stress and resolve the problems you are currently facing so once again you can live your life to the full. This will also help you in the future to stay well and achieve your potential.  This is a journey and for some this can happen in 6 – 8 weeks, for others this recovery journey will take longer. It is a journey we take together.

Group work

Group work is challenging and fun, but mainly very supportive as the group works together. Progress can happen quickly as you discover you are not the only one with this problem.

Groups that I provide include

  •    Overcoming social anxiety
  •    Living life to the full (overcome anxiety and depression)
  •    Assertive training

Groups are scheduled this autumn so watch this space. Contact me if you want to be kept informed.

Working with Organisations

With extensive experience working in the NHS and University (Nursing, Management, Education and Curriculum development) I can offer your staff CBT Skills training workshops tailored to organisational need. This is particularly helpful to Teachers, Lecturers, Health and Social care professionals, enabling them to use these skills to help them, their pupils, students, patients, clients to realise their potential.


£45 per hour for individual counselling (I charge a reduce fee of £25 for the first session). 

£25 per individual as part of a 2 hours group.

£50 Counselling via skype

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Scotacs Diploma in Counselling and Group Work - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach) in June 2012. However counselling has been an integral part of my work in the NHS and University for over 35 years.

During my CBT training and since qualifying I have worked on a one to one and group basis across the age range; - with Adults, Young People and Children.

I have many enjoyable years working with my students in higher education, helping them to manage their studies and life and for some in very stressful personal circumstances.

With over 20 year working as a nurse (adult, child) and a midwife, I have clear understanding of the impact of illness on mental health and the stresses of working in the NHS so I would be delighted to support both those struggling with illness or following injury, their families and health professionals. I also have experience working in children’s intensive care unit and as a family bereavement carer.

I adapt my approach, using my knowledge and skills to meet your individual needs.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Career development
Making difficult decisions
Assertiveness training

Photos & videos

  • Profile photo
  • Welcome to Emmaus House
  • The libary
  • Counselling room


£35 Preliminary session with no obligation to continue

£45 for each 60 minute sessions

Group work is £25 per 2 hour session.

If you are unable to pay this amount please contact me.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH11

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


A range of appointments times are available to include evenings and weekends. Contact us for more details.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme