Hello and thank you for clicking on my profile.
My name is Janine and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. I work with adults and young people on a 1 to 1 basis, offering both long-term and short-term talking therapy face to face or online over Zoom.
If you are reading this, then please know help and support is within your reach.
Are you are struggling to cope with life events, or has the pandemic caused you to feel more anxious than usual? Have you suffered a bereavement and need support or maybe you're feeling lost and lacking direction and just not yourself in these uncertain times.
Maybe you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship or suffering from low mood and can't put your finger on the cause.
Whatever it is, I can help.
The first step in seeking support is often the hardest part and if you are feeling nervous or apprehensive about beginning therapy, that’s totally normal – most people do. I hope I can put you at ease about what you can expect from me and the therapy process.
Choosing a counsellor can feel like a daunting task and it’s important to choose someone who you feel is the right fit for you.
So a little bit about me and how I work...
I am a person-centred therapist which means that I put you at the centre of our work. You decide what you would like help or support with and I walk beside you in your journey, sharing my warmth, acceptance, empathy and compassion.
I have a humanistic view of the world, which means that I do not see my clients merely as labels; but as whole, unique individuals with complex needs, wants and desires. You are not the sum total of your anxiety or depression, or a set of symptoms.
I really believe that we all know what is best for us deep down but sometimes we need help and support figuring things out. I am passionate about supporting people to harness the power within themselves to make changes in their lives so that they feel happier and more fulfilled.
I do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy and so I draw on several counselling theories and practices to support my clients in whatever way is best for them.
I believe therapy is a very personal and individual thing and so I work collaboratively with you to ensure you are receiving the very best support that will help you achieve your therapy goals.
Some people come to therapy for help with specific issues; others are looking for help figuring out what may be holding them back and affecting their life. Whatever has led you here, counselling can most definitely help.
Why choose me?
Counselling sometimes involves talking about some difficult or painful issues and I pride myself in being warm, friendly and non-judgemental. I’m passionate about helping other people and am a naturally empathic and compassionate person.
Before I trained to become a counsellor, I had my own therapy to help me through a difficult time in my life and so I know how it feels to reach out for help and support.
My counsellor helped me tremendously and it was this experience that lit a fire inside me and made me want to help other people. Seeing the impact that I can make is so rewarding and I feel privileged to be able to help.
I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is of utmost importance so I offer a free no obligation 15 minute telephone consultation so that we can both make sure we are a good fit for each other and you can have confidence that you have chosen the right therapist to help and support you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have undertaken the following training:
- How To Do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer (BACP-Open University)
- Moving Your Practice Online (Kate Anthony Training)
- Suicide Awareness Training (Mind)
- An Introduction to Traumatic Bereavement (Schools In Mind)
- J9 Domestic Abuse Training
- Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Koala Counselling)
- Uncertainty: An Existential Perspective (Ernesto Spinelli)
- A Matter of Death and Life (Irvin Yalom)
- Transitioning and Autonomy (LGBTQI+) (AIM Counselling)
- Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's)
- Mental Health - Coronavirus and Beyond (Ruby Wax OBE)
During my counselling training, I undertook two voluntary placements; one at South Essex College, counselling students, offering help and support to young people so that they were able to continue with their studies and the other at Essex Community Rehabilitation Company, (Probation Service) counselling offenders who are on probation.
Both of these placements provided rich and valuable experience of working with people from a variety of different backgrounds and walks of life, of different ages and with a range of issues.
The non-judgemental aspect of person-centred therapy proved invaluable in both of these settings, particularly with those on probation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Individual: £50 per 50 minute session
Counselling Students: £40 per 50 minute session
I have experience of working with a whole range of issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-worth and self-esteem, trauma, relationship problems, loss of identity and bereavement amongst many others.
I am an individual member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics and undertake regular Continued Professional Development to make sure I am up to date with knowledge and training.
Please get in touch by email or call 07752 859919 to arrange a free no obligation 15 minute telephone consultation.
I look forward to hearing from you.