I'm Janine and I'm a qualified, experienced counsellor working in the heart of Epsom. I use an integrative approach in my counselling, which means that I will get to know you as an individual and find out what you'd like to get from counselling. We will then work together using a range of theoretical approaches to explore and examine your feelings and experiences- which may well change and evolve as you progress through your therapeutic journey.
I work with clients who may have experienced a range of emotional difficulties from family and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, loss, work or school related stress as well as identity issues relating to sexuality, gender, age and changed circumstance such as divorce or becoming a parent.
Although I use techniques and ideas from a range of theoretical origins, I mainly practise a humanistic (or person centred) approach. This means that I'm completely present with you during your sessions, listening with empathy and without judgement, empowering you to find your way through your difficulties. My aim is that you will grow in self awareness and become more confident and resilient.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I adhere to a strict ethical framework and always work within my client's best interests. I offer a safe, comfortable and confidential environment with free parking, just a short walk from Epsom town centre.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma in counselling children and young people (OCN)
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice (QCF)
Level 4 Certificate in approaches to counselling Children and Young People (QCF)
Level 3 certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 certificate in Counselling Skills
As well as my private practice, I run a counselling service for pupils at my local primary school, using play therapy and integrative counselling.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial assessment session, free of charge, to establish whether therapy is suitable for you at this time.
After this sessions cost £40 for a 50 minute session.
I have availability during the daytime on weekdays and some evening slots.
My consulting room is situated in a private location accessed from the BACK of the building and separate from the house to ensure your privacy. Parking is free and public transport is very accessible.