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About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist working with both individuals and couples, to think about, explore and resolve all kinds of relationship issues.

I believe that the ability to form and sustain healthy relationships is central to our happiness and well being. Difficulties voicing feelings and couple dynamics that leave one or both of you feeling unheard, can result in depression and anxiety.

My aim is to help you understand the behavioural patterns in your relationships. At times by thinking about the past and how early life experiences and beliefs about yourself may be having an impact.

I work in private practice in Herne Hill and East Dulwich alongside working as a staff clinician and assessor at Tavistock Relationships, where I originally trained.

Please get in touch and we can meet for an initial session to discuss your situation and your hopes and expectations of therapy. If we decide that working together would be helpful, we will agree a regular time to meet for a 50 minute session each week

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied person centred counselling before training as a relationship counsellor with Tavistock Relationships. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have further specialist training on the 'Parents as Partners' scheme for couples experiencing parenting difficulties and more recently in the new Couple 50+ MOT programme, a brief  intervention developed by Tavistock Relationships, to support couples transitioning into retirement.

I am currently undertaking advanced specialist training in psychosexual therapy and am happy to work with clients experiencing sexual problems including loss of desire, erectile dysfunction and painful sex.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychodynamic therapy


I charge between £60 and £80 for ongoing sessions, depending whether you attend as a couple or an individual and if the sessions are daytime or evening.

For clients on low income who are able to attend during the day, there is some flexibility.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Early mornings, daytimes and evenings.

Types of client

Older adults
Janet Newman  MBACP

Janet Newman MBACP