Janine Unwin

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Accredited Counsellor, CBT Therapist and EMDR therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Wirral, Merseyside, CH63
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

There are times in life when we may be struggling with our feelings, thoughts and behaviours or trying to make sense of the situations we may find ourselves in. At such times, it can be helpful to talk things through with an independent, objective and empathic listener.

I am qualified and experienced in the field of counselling and Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapy. I  work primarily in independent practice but also in  agency settings. I am a fully accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor and counselling tutor. I offer short-term and longer-term face-to-face therapy to focus on what you wish to achieve within a safe and confidential space. Using an empathic, non-judgemental and impartial approach to build a trusting relationship, I can help you explore your areas of concern. I will not tell you what to do but rather help you to work through possible options for change.

I provide therapy for adults and for young people aged 12 and over who are taking the brave step to seek support with their concerns. I'm an integrative counsellor  and psychotherapist which means I can use a range of approaches as appropriate to suit you and your therapeutic needs. These may include for example person-centred counselling, solution-focused therapy and a psychodynamic approach. As a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist,  I also offer CBT. Additionally,  I am trained in EMDR .

To ensure ethical practice, I adhere to the ethical guidelines of both the BACP and BABCP. I undertake regular supervision, safeguarding training and undertake  appropriate CPD training. I hold a DBS check certificate and appropriate insurance.

Counselling/ Psychotherapy can help with issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Low self-esteem
  • Loss
  • Relationship problems
  • Managing life’s transitions and change.

Please feel free to email or call me if you have any questions about counselling/psychotherapy  or about how I may be of help. I can offer a short initial consultation, without obligation, for us to see how we feel about working together and to assess your therapeutic needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling (Level 4), 2004
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Level 3), 2005
  • Master of Science in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Level 7), 2019
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (Level 6), 2010
  • EMDR standard training (2020)
  • BA. Honours degree in Modern Languages (Lon.), 1980
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Oxon.), 1981

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£65 per session.

I am happy to discuss concessionary fees.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please be aware, I am currently operating a waiting list. Please contact me to enquire about availability.

Further information

As a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor, I offer individual and group supervision, primarily to qualified counsellors and also to counsellors in training.

Wirral, Merseyside, CH63

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Remote counselling/ therapy via Zoom or telephone is possible

Additional languages



In person

I have 13 years of qualified experience as a clinical supervisor. I offer supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Janine Unwin
Janine Unwin