Janette Houghton

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Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision
Available for new clients
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Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Based in Irthlingborough near to major road links, I am a registered member of the Human Givens Institute and an accredited supervisor. I offer brief, solution-focused therapy for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, stress, behaviour, trauma and phobias including PTSD, OCD, panic attacks, sleep disorders, eating disorders and confidence.

I work with neurotypical and neurodiverse children, young adults and adults to find out what's behind their current challenge and agree a goal and strategy for positive and permanent change. I use hypnotherapy when appropriate to address fears and traumas which are holding the person back in their current life, as well as using it to build confidence and reinforce the resources they already have. I work with whatever media is appropriate for the person including drawing, play-doh and clay modelling, physical movement and many other creative methods.

I am available in the daytime and evenings.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Human Givens Practitioner and Supervisor and can be found on their Register of Therapists.

I am trained in trauma resolution techniques for all levels of distressing experiences, including PTSD and work as a psychotherapist for the PTSD Resolution charity. I also work as a counsellor and psychotherapist for Headway (the brain injury trust) , the Internet Watch Foundation as an in-house counsellor and Action for Asperger's working with individuals with autism or their families.

I have also undertaken further training with the Foundation for Infant Loss to support families at times when a pregnancy ends before term, or with the loss of a baby during birthing or in their early life.

I like to be creative in therapy when appropriate, but will always work with what my clients are most comfortable with and progress at their pace.

Member organisations

Human Givens Institute (HGI)

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Accredited register membership

Human Givens Institute
Accredited Register Scheme

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Human Givens Institute


£60.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

£60 per one hour session or £65 per hour for couples. I can offer counselling through private medical insurers Aviva, Aetna Global Benefits and Vitality.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

There is a high demand for appointments, so please enquire with me to see what availability I have.

Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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The therapy room is on the ground floor with toilet available.

Online platforms



In person

I am an Accredited Human Givens Supervisor and work with both trainee and qualified counsellors.

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Janette Houghton
Janette Houghton