Janie Dimopoulos. BSc (Psych), Dip Counselling, MBACP (registered) MBPS

Janie Dimopoulos. BSc (Psych), Dip Counselling,  MBACP (registered) MBPS

The Practice Rooms
32 Cambray Place
GL50 1JP


07766 253028

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About me

Counselling can provide a place for you to process difficult emotions arising from events which occur in most people's lives at some time, such as relationship break down, family issues, bereavement, or work related problems. The way we manage these difficulties can be affected by our previous experiences, including how we learned to cope with challenges in childhood. In this way, 'everyday' problems may leave us struggling to cope and can sometimes result in emotional difficulties such as low self-esteem, depression and anxiety or in behavioural problems such as aggression, addiction, OCD or eating disorders.

I can offer you the opportunity to gain some clarity as we work together to understand the origin of your issues. While you search for solutions, the experience of being heard, of hearing yourself, and of having the freedom to deeply explore what has been causing your anxiety or unhappiness, will bring about its own answers. As you reach a greater self-awareness, you will discover the solutions which are right for you.

I am a BACP registered Person-Centred and Integrative Counsellor with 5 years experience and over 2000 counselling hours accrued. I will offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which you are free to explore your difficulties in the knowledge that you will be listened to, and genuinely heard.

I work with both adults and adolescents, and have worked within the NHS and agency settings. I have a particular interest in mental health and wellbeing, including issues with disordered eating, and the power that a mindful awareness of our own internal state can have in providing us with self knowledge and helping us to regain a sense of control of our lives.

I am a senior counsellor for Teens in Crisis, working with adolescents as a peripatetic and school based counsellor. I also welcome the opportunity to offer support to parents of teenagers with emotional or mental health difficulties as they are so often overlooked in the attempt to meet the needs of their children.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from South Gloucestershire and Stroud College and a Degree in Psychology from the University of Gloucestershire.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have worked for the NHS 2gether Trust as a Person-Centred Counsellor, supporting people with depression and anxiety, as well as for a local Mental Health Support Charity. I work as a senior counsellor for Teens I’m Crisis in a local secondary school and have volunteered for a Suicide Prevention Charity in Cheltenham.

I have experience of supporting young people with eating disorders and those who care for them in a group setting.

My additional training involves:

Seminar programme in working with young people

Assist Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

KUF Personality Disorder awareness training

Compassion Focused Therapy for Trauma

Post-Qualifying Advanced Certificate in Working with Eating Disorders

Transactional Analysis 101 introduction

Advanced Specialist Training in Counselling Children and Young People

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My current fees are:

£45 for an hourly session for adults.

£40 for adolescents

I offer an initial 30 minute phone call (free of charge) to discuss you requirements, and any questions you may have.

Further information

The counselling I offer can be either time limited, or open ended, to be discussed in the initial session and guided by what is best for you. Sessions usually take place weekly but I am happy to remain flexible to accommodate those with busy lives or who feel that weekly sessions aren't for them.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss what counselling involves and whether or not you feel it could be right for you.

I currently work from rooms in Central Cheltenham.

Maps & Directions

Cheltenham, GL50 1JP
Cheltenham, GL53

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available for appointments from 9:00 until 20:00 weekdays except for Thursdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults