Janice Connor, Counsellor & Supervisor (MBACP-Accred) UKRCP Reg
Hi, I'm Janice. I have supported many people through major changes/life transitions, including bereavement, loss, addictions, anxiety, and anything that impacts on life in a major way. You may be looking for help with an affair, family/life management issues, work stress, blended/stepfamilies, redundancy, illness, marriage or divorce.
I'm an integrated/person-centred counsellor of individuals and couples; this means I won't tell you what to do but I will support you to find your own answers, enabling you to make your own sound decisions.
I have been practising counsellor for 20 years, and I work with individuals, couples, adult males, females, young people and more mature/elderly people. I have experience in most issues that clients/couples may bring into the counselling room.
- Individuals - is there something concerning you? Would you benefit from speaking in confidence with me knowing I will listen attentively, without judgement? If you think you might, why not call me for an initial discussion and you can decide how you wish to proceed.
- Couples may think their relationship is ending when they head for relationship counselling, however the fact that they are going for counselling is, I believe, a positive step and often makes a real difference to their relationship. I have many years experience of working with couples; I won't take sides but I will help you both to listen and hear each other.
- Young people - supporting and enabling young people to develop positive coping strategies and build their resilience in order to deal with work/life/study/social anxieties and pressures. I have found that counselling can offer young people the private space they need to develop the skills required to manoeuvre through their younger years, often leaving counselling with much increased self-confidence and esteem.
- Elderly people - I enjoy working with elderly people, perhaps coping with the sudden loss of health, mobility or a significant other. They may have to move home, perhaps into supported accommodation; I will try to make it as easy as possible for them to receive counselling by perhaps offering home visits, if appropriate.
- Bereavement and loss - this has been, for me, some of my most important, rewarding and satisfying work with clients. It has been a privilege to accompany someone through their grief process and assist them to reinvest in their life after their loss.
- Addiction - having many years of experience of working with addiction, I have a good understanding of the underlying reasons why people may turn to substances, and knowledge and skills in assisting people through addiction.
Reassurance: I realise it can be difficult to begin discussing your personal issues with a stranger, however it is my job to make this as easy as possible for you, I will always do my best to make you feel comfortable and I have been told by my clients that I am really easy to talk too.
Acceptance: If counselling is to be beneficial to you, you need to feel safe and comfortable - the client/counsellor relationship has to be the right ‘fit’. I would like to offer you a safe, supportive space to enable you to explore your thoughts and feelings, along with your strengths and your options for moving forward in a peaceful environment, where you won’t be blamed, shamed or judged.
Call - call me on the number above for an initial discussion.
Email - please email me and I will respond promptly.
Time to think - once we have spoken, you can take time to think about what you want to do, or you may decide you want to make an appointment.
Appointments - if you wish to make an appointment, I will endeavour to accommodate.
The G46 Counselling room is a 5 minute walk from Giffnock train station (12 minute train journey from Glasgow Central Station).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
- Diploma in Case Work Supervision.
- Certificate in Relationship Counselling.
- Diploma in Training and Development for Groups.
- Counsellor Accreditation.
- BACP & COSCA.
- C.O.S.C.A Certificate in Supervision.
- Coaching for Counsellors.
- Certificate The Psychodynamic Supervisor.
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision.
- ASIST Suicide Intervention Training.
- Trauma Training 1,2,3,4.
- Certificate in Principles and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour.
- Advanced Alcohol Training Course.
- Alcohol Counsellor Accreditation.
- Certificate in Bereavement Counselling.
- Specialised Certificate in Counselling Survivors of Suicide.
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills and H.N.C. Counselling.
- Certificate in Solution Focused Counselling.
Many other short and standalone courses delivered by various training providers.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Individuals: £40 per hour
Couples: £50 per hour
Individuals: £40 per hour
Students: £35 per hour
A sliding scale may be available dependent on financial circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Supervisor of individual and couple counsellors. .