Janet Williams MBACP (Reg)
Offering short term or ongoing support with everyday life challenges - such as anxiety, crisis, depression, trauma, eating disorders, lack of meaning or self worth and loss.
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 other employment is as a college counsellor at Bath College, working with 16-20 year olds, and I volunteer at a children's counselling charity in Bath.
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, a series of four parent workshops and ongoing developmental support for teachers. With two colleagues, I present monthly events in London and shortly also in Bath on eating disorders.
Training, qualifications & experience
Core Process Psychotherapy training, Level 5 Diploma Integrative Counselling training, Level 7 Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People. Currently completing a Msc in Psychology.
As a registered member of the BACP I abide by their professional ethical framework & receive regular professional supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Cost: £45 per hour. A few concessions are available for low income clients.
"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."
Maps & Directions
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Types of client