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, working primarily in independent practice but also in NHS and 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 counselling 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 counselling 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 which means I can use a range of approaches, including person-centred counselling, solution-focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to suit you and your needs. To ensure ethical practice, I adhere to the ethical guidelines of both the BACP and BABCP. I undertake regular supervision and attend appropriate CPD training. I hold a DBS check certificate and appropriate insurance.

Counselling 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 or about how I may be of help. I offer a free half-hour 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, 2019
  • Diploma in Supervision (Level 6), 2009
  • EMDR 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.

BACP

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per session of one hour.

I am happy to discuss concessionary fees.

Availability

Please be aware, I am currently operating a waiting list  for November 2021 .

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
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

telephone counselling is possible

Additional languages

French

Janine Unwin

Janine Unwin