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MBACP (Accred)

About me

Hello I'm Janine,

Do you sometimes wonder “where is my life headed?”

For many of us life is busy and rushed, with not enough time to get through the ‘to do’ list, let alone think about the bigger things in life.

I provide counselling that gives you a chance to pause, untangle your thoughts and feelings, which can help to make sense of things, to understand yourself better, and to discover and connect with what matters most to you.

Choosing to start counselling is not always an easy decision. I offer an initial chat for free, to see if I’m someone you can talk to, and whether I can support you in the way you need. You can get in touch by sending an email using the buttons on this page, or call/text 07864 080 740 or 01242 808 017 - if you call me and I don't answer, please leave a message and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

My fee for a one hour counselling session is £50.

Thanks for your visit, and I look forward to meeting you.


Thoughts from clients

"Thank you for believing in me when I couldn't see a way to believe in myself"

"Thank you so much for all your help, guidance and an ear to listen. It will be an experience I will always cherish because it got me through such a difficult time. Life changing. Thank you!"

"Thank you for your support Janine! I wanted to go to counselling for years and finally feel I have the tools to make steps and keep that ball moving, and a lot of that is down to you. It was very comforting to not feel so lonely at times and to feel your support throughout. Cannot thank you enough."

"Counselling has opened up a new world for me and it was the best decision I ever made!"

"I found my experience very positive and helpful. Janine was brilliant and helped me in so many ways."

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

I am currently undertaking a Post Graduate Diploma in Core Process Psychotherapy with Karuna Institute       

Foundation Degree (FdA) in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Bereavement counselling after completing vocational training
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Accreditation is awarded after completing an in-depth application and assessment process which demonstrates a high standard of knowledge, practice and experience.

As an accredited member I adhere to the BACP ethical framework, I have regular supervision, personal therapy and engage in continuing professional development.


I help people who are experiencing a period of distress in their life or with long-standing issues. I am experienced in helping clients navigate common difficulties such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, depression, and lack of meaning or purpose in life.

I am the nominated counsellor for a local business, and provide support to employees through their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a free initial chat for 20 minutes online or over the phone

My fee is £50 for a one hour counselling session in person, online or over the phone.   

When I work

I offer appointments in the daytime and evening during the week

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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