Janette McManus

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BA (Hons). MBACP
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Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My history

I have worked within the NHS for over 30 years. I am passionate about supporting and guiding individuals towards reintegrating the self and finding new meaning in their lives. I have worked hard on myself and my own self-awareness through processing my own experience, which enables me to support and empathise with my clients through their experiences.

What can I help you with?

If you are struggling with your mental health at the moment, I can help with anything that you feel is preventing you from being the best version of yourself. You may feel lost, confused or overwhelmed with your experience and emotions. I can help to guide your process, to help you make sense of how you are feeling. and to put things into perspective. My practice is based on a Humanistic, person-centred model, which supports and guides you to explore your issues and what matters to you. I am passionate about helping you through your process of self-awareness, to promote healing and positive life changes


I have been working as a Counsellor for the NHS and Social Care throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic, counselling within Care Homes, NHS staff and also supporting the government initiative; Improving Access To Psychological Therapies (IAPT). I have experience in counselling individuals who have suffered with their mental health as a result of Covid-19 and also personal or work related issues that have been heightened through adversity.

I can help support you if you are struggling with your mental health as a result of the Pandemic. This may be; loneliness, fear, anxiety, panic, depression, bereavement, existential crisis or trauma.

How I work

I am a person-centred experiential therapist, which is based on a philosophy of:

  • Honouring your individual, unique perceptions and experience.
  • Promoting an increase in your self-awareness and personal development.
  • Nurturing your self agency and empowerment.
  • Guiding and supporting you in your process of acknowledging, focusing and exploring your unique experience and emotions.
  • Promoting positive change in your life.
  • To guide you towards choice, purpose, connection and hope.

You are the expert in you and together we will work towards self love, healing and personal growth.

Therapeutic aims:

  • To provide you with the fundamental conditions, within a trusting therapeutic relationship.
  • To nurture a safe space for you to explore your experiences and emotions.
  • To provide you with my presence, empathy and intuition.
  • To honour your experience, without judgement.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Counselling & Psychotherapy BA (Hons) - 2019
  • Level 2 in Counselling -2014
  • Diploma in Midwifery -1994
  • RGN: 1991


In the last 3 years, I have had experience in counselling clients with many issues that are affecting their lives, including:

  • bereavement
  • trauma
  • work related stress & burnout
  • abuse
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • panic attacks
  • Women's health issues
  • obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • relationship breakup

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

15 minute initial free telephone consultation 

Counselling Session - face to face, online or telephone:

£45.00 per hour

£245 for 6 sessions (pre-paid)

When I work

Monday & Wednesday:  09.00 - 6.00pm

Tuesday & Thursday 09.00 - 7.30pm

Friday 09.00 - 4.30pm

Saturday:  09.30 - 4.30pm

Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Janette McManus
Janette McManus