Dr Janet Williams

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Belfast, Antrim, BT9
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About me

Offering short term or ongoing support with everyday life challenges, but mainly how they manifest as a result of recurring or single event trauma, e.g., anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, lack of meaning or self-worth.

I work with a wide range of clients from young adults to seniors, in private practise online and just off the Malone Road in Belfast. As my particular professional interest and doctoral research has centred around the impacts of trauma, I offer a 10-week Trauma Counselling Programme in my private practise but also supervise the programme online as part of the Bath local authority services with adults who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Having been in the field of health and wellbeing for over 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 authentic space that allows any inner turmoil in clients to be expressed and shared without judgement, whether exploring specific issues or as part of a general process of developing greater awareness about how the past is still influencing behaviour and sense of identity today.

I offer a free half hour consultation, just to find out more and to see if we would be a match to work together. I then 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 on what is needed to support further.

As well as one-to-one counselling, I assist companies with the implementation of their mental health strategies. Please contact me via email to discuss the corporate work or Trauma Programme privately. I can also offer Clinical Supervision support for counsellors. 

Training, qualifications & experience

HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist.

Core Process Psychotherapy training, Level 5 Diploma Integrative Counselling training, Level 7 Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, MSc in Psychology, Diploma in Clinical Supervision. 

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£80.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

Cost: £80 for Private one-to-one sessions, the Trauma Programme and Clinical Supervision. £100 per hour for Couples and Corporate work. 

When I work

My working hours and location vary from week to week, so please get in touch via email to discuss the services available or to make an initial booking.

Further information


"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."

Belfast, Antrim, BT9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms



In person

Offering integrative supervision online or in Belfast for individual therapists, and also group supervision for professionals working with trauma.

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Dr Janet Williams
Dr Janet Williams