Janet Neal

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MBACP (Accredited)
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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M22
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About me

Hello.. and welcome...

I am a BACP accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 18 years of experience in Counselling Individuals and Couple over 18 years of age.

I aim to provide confidential, non- judgemental Counselling and Psychotherapy to support  you as an individual, as a couple .No problem too small or big!

I am experienced in dealing with a wide range of issues including personal and professional development, relationship issues, generalised and acute anxiety, depression, anger management  and other issues( please see list below).

I am also experienced in EAP ; short term Counselling  where I work with many employees to deal with issues affecting them at work , work life balance, work relationships and communication and regaining lost confidence due to absence.I welcome enquiries from employers( references available) and also those of you in employment and facing difficulties.

Over my eighteen years in practice, I have come to value an integrative approach where I draw Transactional Analysis, Person centred, CBT, ACT, Gestalt, Compassion therapy , communication skills and Mindfullness depending on your issue and needs as an individual or couple.

If I work with you as a couple will work with  you to increase your awareness of how difficulties between you arise and make changes to support you as a couple. I will identify your strengths and how you would like your relationship to be .I will facilitate communication and understanding of thoughts and feelings  that help rather than hinders your relationship .

Training, qualifications & experience

Janet Neal Counselling and Psychotherapy private practice.
2005 - Present day ( 19 years )

Secondary and college Teacher Of English, Personal, Social and Health Education and Drama.
1993 - 2005.

Training and qualifications.

Accredited British Association Of Counselling Counsellor and Psychotherapist

BA Hons.  Manchester Metropolitan University. 1989 - 1992.
PGCE.( Postgraduate Certificate of Secondary Education ). 1992 - 1993.Didsbury School of Education.

Centra 1  and 11 Counselling  College. 1995 - 1977.

Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. 2003 - 2007. Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy.

More About Me

I have a background in finance and teaching and have  many part time jobs as needs must, starting when I was 13 with a paper round and also included cleaning and door to door sales to name but a few

I have faced the challenges of changing jobs and career and have experience of working in a high pressured work environment. I have a family with two grown up children and now grandchildren. I have experience of juggling work and caring for my family . I have had to deal with loss from from a young age when I lost contact with my mother and was moved area to live with my paternal family. Several years ago I supported my father throughout a long terminal illness and experienced  conflicting thoughts and feelings at the painful loss  of such a significant relationship. 
I have also managed the challenge of separation, divorce and challenging readjustment as a single person.  I am now into a new long term relationship.

I studied for my English degree and trained to teach while my children were young. I enjoyed and valued my work, empowering my pupils through academic learning. I also became increasingly aware of how I could make a difference to  motivation, learning and well being by the way I related and communicated  and over time I made the  transition and successful career change  to a Counsellor and Psychotherapist . I now use  my life experience, training and my ongoing commitment to my own personal and professional development to help Adult individuals and Couples to learn about themselves and make personal and professional improvements for themselves.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Couples Counselling
  • Post natal depression
  • Menopause
  • Work Stress; work relationships and communication.
  • Anxiety and loss of confidence re returning to work after illness - Communicating with employer / Occupational Health.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Fees : - £50 per 55 min session for individuals.

             £60 per hour for couple. £80 for one hour and a half

           Choosing the right person for you is important and can be daunting.

We can arrange a free 15minute telephone or Zoom call where we can discuss your concerns and whether we want to commit to a full session. Alternatively we can arrange a full initial session which gives gives more time for you to experience working with me . Either way you can make an appointment at the end of that time, or reflect and  get back to me before you commit to your next appointment

I have flexible availability day time and evenings.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

MONDAY - FRIDAY. 8-30 am - 9pm. Contact via phone, email or website. Please leave some indication of days/times you are available where possible. 

Further information

I ensure that my skills are up to date, through regular professional development further study and supervision attending.

I am an accredited member of the British Association Of Counselling and Psychotherapy

(BACP) and I adhere to their ethical code and guidance  and have full indemnity insurance and have regular supervision.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

There is one step to enter building and stairs to access toilet facilities

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