Janet Smith

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Acr Mbr, Master Prac NLP, Clinical Hypnosis, Sen Exec Coach
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Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

At Janet Smith Emotional Wellness Coaching I offer a bespoke integrative approach using counselling, coaching and hypnosis to help people struggling with emotional distress. I will create a bespoke treatment plan for each individual, calling on a wide range of therapies/interventions to support positive change.

I believe that everything that has ever happened has brought you to this point and it is important that we explore the past themes of your life, in order to better understand what is causing your current issue. I will support you on a journey to live the life you were born to live.

I use a combination of counselling models from Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, ACT and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I combine counselling, hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Coaching, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to help clients who are experiencing emotional distress. Some of the key areas I work in are:-

  • Depression
  • Loss & Bereavement
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Emotional Eating/Eating Disorders & Weight Loss
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Work/life balance and mentoring
  • Senior executive & Directorship coaching

I offer you a safe haven where you can explore your internal thoughts, feelings and desires in full confidence and without judgement or criticism. I have helped many clients deal with Bereavement and Loss, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Narcissistic Abuse, Addiction and difficult relationships. I have experience working with Bipolar, Alzheimer’s, Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self Harm and Eating Disorders

I believe fundamentally you have the answers you need and by working together I will help you safely explore what is holding you back and what you need to resolve to move forward. I am committed to your emotional wellbeing, incorporating a holistic approach, mind, body and spirit.

I am caring and empathic and will help you become emotionally stronger as you find your path towards inner peace and happiness.

About Me

I have developed my private practice over the last 12 years to bridge the gap between counselling and coaching. Throughout this time, I have worked with hundreds of clients with a variety of challenges to bring about positive behavioural change. I believe our emotional wellness is essential in achieving our full potential, by having good mental health and balance in our lives. I integrate a variety of therapeutic and coaching techniques to work on the root cause of what is going on for you now, helping you to transform and build the life you were born to live. I am intuitive and work with a multi model approach to holistically bring balance to the mind, body and emotional self.

I will work on the root cause of your pain and build a relationship of safety and trust. Focusing on you and creating a bespoke treatment plan allows us to ease emotional triggers that are fuelling negative patterns of behaviour. I will help you to explore limiting beliefs from your past or internal conflicts that keep you stuck.

Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly; moving on to monthly as you make the changes you wish to see in your life. I am always happy to share resources after sessions to encourage you to dive deeper into your wellness journey. I give people the tools they need to find purpose and enrichment, build healthy relationships, improving self-esteem and incorporate good mental health and well-being practices.  

I am committed to your mental health and emotional wellness and believe taking care of our own emotional needs will bring about greater harmony and happiness. I believe unresolved emotional issues may manifest in physical symptoms and ‘dis-ease’ in the body. People often ask me how I can work in such a wide variety of issues, but what underpins all these emotionally distressing states are our Negative Emotions, Internal Conflicts and Limiting Beliefs – which is where I work to make positive, lasting change.


"I recently did a half day change programme with Janet following a bereavement. Her therapy techiniques are very gentle and non-intrusive, the wonderful thing about the way Janet works is you don't need to go into context if you don't want to. Spending even just half a day working with Janet has helped me to move forward and begin to manage my grief day to day".

"...Seeing Janet has turned my life around. She has shown me how to look at the positives rather than the negatives and the importance of concentrating on the happiness not the sadness.
I will never forget my lost, loved ones but until the day we meet again I am determined to enjoy my future as I know that is what they would want me to do".

have suffered from bad panic attacks for nearly 14 yrs and hearing and seeing the success Janet has made to people's lives thought I needed to give it a go as no other treatment I have tried has worked. I attended several sessions and resolved a lot of issues I have carried around with me for a very long time. With Janet's help I have been able to deal with them and finally feel closure on the bad stuff from my past. I now have a much clearer view on life and a better chance of moving forward and doing the things I want to do. Janet is a very caring and understanding person who makes you feel very safe and relaxed during your sessions. A big thank you Janet for all your help."

"Janet is dedicated, conscientious, ethical and I am particularly impressed with Janet's ability to maintain professional relationships with her clients.....Empathic, genuine, caring and offers unconditional positive regard, empowering clients to reach their full potential...she is able to offer several different therapies, enabling clients to have a "holistic" experience.


I offer a free initial 30 minute telephone consultation, a chance to fully explore what is going on for you and how I can help without any obligation.

Sessions are 60 mins and may be face to face, telephone, FaceTime/ Skype.

Weekly or fortnightly sessions to suit my client.


Daytime or evening appointments available from my garden office in Waterlooville or online.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Member National Counselling Society

Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

ILM Level 7 Diploma for Senior Executive & Directorship coaching
Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) - American Board of NLP
Advanced Hypnotherapy - American Board of Hypnotherapy
Platinum Spectrum Therapist - Synergy CIC Governing Body
Platinum Spectrum Emotional Coach - Synergy CIC Governing Body
Working with Loss Bereavement Counselling Certificate - The Rowans Hospice.

12 years full time practice hours working with clients in private practice. 

I work as a Senior Executive Wellbeing Coach for Let's Reset and have been a Mentor for 5 years with Reboot, The Eaga Trust life programme. In the past I have volunteered with The Rowans Hospice and Save our Soldier Charities. I have also worked with The Wilderness Foundation, Tomorrows Women Wirral, Bristol Young Offenders Institute.

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Senior Executive Coaching programme.

3 hour Focus session

Trauma, Abuse, Supporting carers, Emotional Eating, Weight Loss, Cocaine addiction, Alcohol issues.

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£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Session fees £75  (Waterlooville, Online session) (60 minutes)

3 Hour Focus session £225

Senior Executive Vision Programme - price on application and consideration.

I work online via Face Time, Skype, Zoom, What's app.  I work internationally.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday  9 am - 8pm, Wed 8 - am - 8 pm, Thu 8 am - 6.30 pm, Friday 8 am - 1pm.

Freedom2 Change Days available on request

Further information

I book sessions in 4 session blocks to keep continuity and availability for my clients. 

Many clients after a period of working with me have wished to continue with my Wellbeing program.

The wellbeing program kicks in when our initial work has finished and is an important next step for those who might wish to dive deeper into their personal development, or want a “hand to hold” as they go about the next phase of their journey.  This is where the monthly or bi-monthly sessions can really help.

Designed for those who have experienced loss or a breakdown in a relationship and want support throughout that first year. Or perhaps someone with a highly stressful life that never takes time for themselves. Maybe you’d like to keep up the momentum of your change in your career or business. I can provide support and accountability and help you to stay solution focused, working towards your goals. A coach in your corner to keep you on track, as you build toward that brighter future.

Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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