Offering short term or ongoing support with everyday life challenges - such as anxiety, bereavement, crisis, depression, eating disorders, lack of meaning or self worth and trauma.
I work with a wide range of clients from young children to seniors, in private practise in Bath as well as at a beautiful clinic on the outskirts of Frome. My areas of particular professional interest are eating disorders and trauma, and so far in my career I have mainly specialised in working with teenagers and young adults.
Having been in the field of health and wellbeing for almost 20 years, I have a compassionate understanding of myself and others that is always deepening, and so I am able to provide a gentle, safe and confidential space that allows any inner turmoil to be expressed and shared without judgement, whether exploring specific issues, or as part of a general process of developing greater self awareness.
I usually recommend a program of 6 sessions to start off with, so that we have a chance to establish a working relationship together. From there we can review and agree what is needed to support you further.
As well as one-to-one counselling, I offer groupwork for young people in schools, have co-founded The Parents Support Network (www.parenstssupportnetwork.org), and assist companies with the implementation of mental health strategies.
Training, qualifications & experience
Core Process Psychotherapy training, Level 5 Diploma Integrative Counselling training, Level 7 Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, MSc in Psychology.
As a registered member of the BACP I abide by their professional ethical framework & receive regular professional supervision.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Cost: £50 per hour. Please enquire about concessions.
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"Janet keeps things very real, and provides a safe space for me to look honestly at things that I have kept hidden. You can't really see the quality that Janet holds our sessions in, and I mean ‘hold’, as Janet very much holds the energy in which our sessions take place, you can't touch it, or even properly describe it, but it is this quality which enables me to open up, and to express what I have not previously been willing to see."
"Working with Janet has been immensely valuable for me; the progress I have made in the six months I have been with her has been phenomenal, I have never before experienced this steady and consistent breaking through old beliefs and long held attitudes, reaching a depth that is already enhancing my relationship with myself and others."
"Janet's easy way of being with people is a gift she gives to each client. Her non-judgemental way of listening is so refreshing. Completely accepting of where I am – in each moment – allows the safety that is vital in any healing environment."