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About me

Hi, I'm Janine and I am a qualified counsellor based in Ellesmere Port.

Are you struggling with relationships? Do you feel you have toxic people in your life and setting boundaries is difficult and impacting on your own wellbeing. I have 15 years experience of narcissistic abuse and the damage this abuse can do.

I specialise in narcissist abuse and the impact this can have on you and I will work with you to support you in understanding narcissism, gaslighting and trauma bonding and putting healthy boundaries in place so that you can take back control of your own life. I also have extensive experience of working with anxiety, depression, low self esteem and domestic abuse.

Through therapy we will work together to explore your thoughts and feelings and what difficulties you are experiencing and I will support you to work towards any changes you wish to make using a mixture of therapeutic tools.

I work in an Integrative way with Psychodynamic and CBT being at the centre of my approach. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work within their ethical standards and continue to work within their framework and code of ethics.  I will work with you weekly to explore the challenges you are facing and together we can put a plan of action in place using CBT interventions to support you in making the changes you wish to make.  I offer a warm, friendly safe space for you to explore your concerns. I have experience of working with narcissistic abuse, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, domestic abuse and relationship issues.

I also have experience of working with teenagers around emotional wellbeing, self harm, anxiety and sexual exploitation issues.

I offer telephone, zoom and home visits for clients who prefer this as well as evening and weekend appointments.

Contact me today to access a free 30 minute telephone or video consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced counsellor with 12 years experience of working with adults who have experienced narcissistic abuse from partners or parents; domestic abuse; depression; anxiety; suicidal ideation and grief and bereavement. I also have extensive experience of working with young people aged 11+ who have been sexually exploited, have anxiety issues and require support for emotional wellbeing.

ABC Certificate in Counselling

Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling - 2011

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 2021.

Psychology - Level 2

Psychology - Level 3

Counselling Academy - Working with Narcissism - 2020

Child Counselling - 2020

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Narcassistic abuse

Narcassistic personality disorder

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


All sessions are for 50 minutes

Individual counselling £40

Couple counselling £50

Payable by bank transfer

I offer a free 30 minute consultation by telephone

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I specialise in narcissist abuse and the impact this can have on you and the trauma this can cause and I will work with you to support you in understanding narcissism and what gaslighting is so you are able to recognise the situation you have  experienced. Narcissist abuse can cause trauma bonding in relationships so you may feel you are unable to make the decision to end the relationship and put healthy boundaries in place so that you can take back control of your own life. If you feel this is something that is happening to you then contact me to explore how you can change this.

Ellesmere Port

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

I offer telephone, video or home visits for wheelchair access users.


I have availability for new clients for evening or weekend appointments either by Zoom, Skype, telephone or home visits.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Janine Hayter MBACP

Janine Hayter MBACP