Janice Budd Accredited CBT Therapist and Counsellor

Janice Budd  Accredited CBT Therapist and Counsellor

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3 Exeter Road
BS23 4DA

07931 739 606

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3 Exeter Road
BS23 4DA

07931 739 606

About me

Hi my name is Jan and I am an experienced, well-qualified CBT therapist and counsellor. At times when life is stressful we can feel anxious and/or depressed. We find ways of coping by doing things such as: avoiding or putting things off, worrying about specific things e.g. how we look, or maybe worrying about almost everything, seeking reassurance, over-preparing, cleaning or checking things excessively, needing things to be a certain way, attempting to control everything, eating too little or too much and so on and so forth. These behaviours can lead to consequences for ourselves and affect our relationships.
Working together in a respectful and compassionate environment, we can talk things through to gain a shared understanding of what is going on for you, break the problem down using the CBT model and then begin to figure out what needs to change.

CBT is a talking therapy with a practical approach and can be successfully applied to many problems. If you wish to discuss whether CBT is the right way forward for you, I would be happy to do so with an initial telephone call free of charge.

What I can help with:

Abuse, Anxiety, Childhood Related Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Depression, Health Issues, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Worry, Obsessions, OCD, Panic Attacks, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress, Redundancy, Relationship Problems, Low Self Esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work Related Stress.

Talking really does help.

Training, qualifications & experience

2011 Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapy.
2006 Certificate in Couples Therapy
2002 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
1985 Intensive Care Nursing Certificate
1981 Registered Nurse

I have over 16 years experience of working as a counsellor and CBT therapist within the NHS and in private practice. Having previously worked as a Registered Nurse for 12 years, I have a broad knowledge of medical conditions.

Over time, I have developed a special interest in self-esteem. Low self-esteem can cause us to have negative opinions of ourselves and worry excessively about what others might think of us. As such it can affect our whole lives. I am lucky enough to have facilitated an Improving Self-Esteem course as part of my NHS work for over 5 years. If you are self-critical, find it difficult to accept praise or are often left feeling bad about yourself, you may have low self-esteem and could benefit from CBT.

Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy are third wave CBT therapies and are proving highly effective in helping people manage psychological problems. Over the last couple of years, I have completed extensive training in both of these approaches and if helpful, can weave aspects into therapy.

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£50 per session

A course of therapy is normally 8-12 sessions.

Additional administration charges are made if reports or invoices are requested.

Further information

I work with clients through private medical insurance (PMI) companies such as: BUPA, AXA, Aviva, Nuffield, WPA and more. 

Confidentiality: During treatment the information shared is normally held in confidence except in the case of disclosure relating to serious intent to harm self or others, acts of terrorism or child protection issues.

Supervision and Continuing Professional Development (CPD): As a fully accredited member of the BABCP and BACP I fulfil the professional requirement of on-going supervision and CPD.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS):I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

Professional Liability Insurance : I have full professional liability insurance.

Data management: In compliance with General Data Protection Regulation, I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

Maps & Directions

Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4DA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Nil


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I work Monday to Friday and offer some evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme