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Counsellor,Perinatal Counsellor, Infertility Counsellor

About me

My name is Janey I am a registered counsellor with The British Association of counsellors and psychotherapists. I am trained integratively, which means I can draw from several therapeutic approaches. This means that I can tailor the therapy to be very personal to the client I am working with. I have 25 yrs of experience working with individuals and families struggling with their emotional health. If you are struggling to cope emotionally, with your mood, thoughts, relationships, life's stresses or have experienced abuse/ trauma recently or in the past and would like to work through these issues, I would be happy to help.

I have specialist training and experience in working with antenatal and postnatal parents. I offer counselling for antenatal and postnatal depression, birth trauma, bonding/attachment issues,  fertility issues and pregnancy loss. Deciding to conceive, expecting and having a baby can evoke many strong emotions from past experiences, delivery and coping with the transition.

I offer a professional, caring, calm, confidential and therapeutic space where clients can safely explore their issue without judgement. I am particularly influenced by person centred theory and agree with the belief that everyone has the capacity to heal, grow and are the expert in overcoming their difficulties in order to move on with their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

Years in Practice: 27 Years
Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Registered Member

Training: Registered Health Visitor (retired) / 1995.

I have a wealth of training in working with perinatal mental health, infant mental health and in training other professionals in this area.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Warwick university / Babies in mind / 2017
  • Diploma: NMC / Registered Genereal nurse (retired) / 1991
  • BICA foundation course  for infertility counselling CPBAB accredited.
  • Solihul Parenting and train the trainer quailifiaction.
  • Making Birth Matter modular training course for working with. birth trauma.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Antenatal and post natal illness
  • Birth trauma
  • Bonding and attachment issues
  • Infant mental health
  • Fertility Issues


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

£60 per session.

First assessment session is free.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer sessions via zoom and telephone. I also offer face to face sessions locally in Canterbury. I have a small number of evening and weekend sessions available on request.

Further information

I have extensive training and experience in working with new and expectant parents who are struggling with their mental health in pregnancy and after delivery. I have training in working with anxiety/depression and trauma from pregnancy, delivery and the perinatal period and historical trauma. I am experienced in working with bonding and attachment issues. I am a quailed fertility counsellor and have spent many years campaigning for access to appropriate counselling for mums and dads in the perinatal arena. I am passionate about raising the profile of the needs of both parents suffering with their mental health. 

Petham, Canterbury, CT4

12-17 Upper Bridge Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My practice is situated in central Canterbury Kent , close to the train and bus stations. It is wheel chair accessible and easy to find, there is a car park directly behind the premises.

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