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MBACP (Reg)

About me

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 online and at my clinic in Bath. 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. Currently completing a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

As a registered member of the BACP I abide by their professional ethical framework & receive regular professional supervision.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Cost: £50 per hour. Please enquire about concessions.

When I work

Check out my availability and book online - www.altaircounselling.com

Further information

Testimonials:

"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."

Bath, Somerset, BA2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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