About me

Counselling can help you find a safe space in which to talk in confidence about your issues or concerns.

It is different to talking to a friend or relative as the focus is purely on you. I am able to listen attentively without judging, jumping to assumptions or needing a certain outcome from you.

Counselling can help to reflect on areas of difficulty in your life. We can work together to identify and manage the changes you want to make, whilst feeling supported through the process and improve the ways you cope with any difficulties.

My name is Janine and I am a fully qualified counsellor based in the centre of Chesterfield.

I offer short or long term therapy and welcome individuals from all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. Short term therapy lasts for approximately 6 - 10 weekly sessions.

I understand how difficult it can be finding a counsellor or coming to therapy for the first time. I also believe that having the right therapist is vital to successful counselling.


To help you decide if I am the right therapist for you I offer a free 30 minute initial appointment, when you can tell me more about yourself and what you would like to achieve. You will get a taste of how counselling works and see if we feel comfortable working together.

Anger Management

Free initial 30 minute assessment

  • 6 x individual 50 minute sessions at a reduced rate of £35 per session (usual fee £40) payable in 2 instalments of £105 
  • Seek to understand your triggers and early warning anger signs
  • Becoming aware of your own personal signs that your temper is starting and exploring steps to manage your anger before it gets out of control.
  • Explore how your anger is maintained
  • Learn more helpful coping methods and better communication skills
  • Explore what’s really behind your anger

Feel free to email or contact me on 07787 379382 if you would like any further information.                Please leave a message and let me know times when it is convenient for me to call you back.

Training, qualifications & experience

Before I became a qualified counsellor I have been in many caring professions. I have experience working with children, teenagers and elderly with disabilities and additional needs. I have been a Youth Worker for over ten years, and have experience working with teenagers experiencing difficulties with family relationships, self harm, low self esteem, self image and behavioural difficulties such as ADHD.

It was during my time as a Youth Worker that I discovered what a positive and empowering effect counselling could have on the lives and relationships of some of the young people I was working with. I decided that I also wanted to help people in this way. I then spent four years training to gain my counselling diploma.

I have past experience working at Inner Clarity Counselling Chesterfield, where I was fortunate to gain a placement with Gillian Grant, working with a wide range of private clients.

I have experience working with many issues including: relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, anger, low self confidence, abuse, rape, self harm, bereavement and family issues.

I have also been a voluntary counsellor for Derbyshire Disability, where I provided therapy for people with disabilities and their carers in various locations across the county.
I currently also see clients for a charity helping people affected by rape or abuse.

Professional Qualifications

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
CPCAB Counselling Studies Level 3
NCFE Counselling Helping Skills Level 2
NCFE Intrapersonal skills Level 1
NCFE Mental health awareness Level 1

NVQ level 3 Youth and Community Work
PRAXIS Fundamentals of Couples Counselling

Further training

Couples Counselling
Counselling and the Autistic spectrum
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children
Motivational Interviewing
Suicide awareness
Alcohol awareness and brief intervention training
Drug awareness
Working creatively
Dissociation and trauma
Rape and sexual abuse training (including male survivors)
Attachment and trauma
Diversity & Roma culture
Implicit bias
Counselling for problem gamblers and affected family members
Equine assisted therapy and therapeutic activities

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pet bereavement
Counselling for carers
Male rape

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From £20.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

  • Individuals:
  • First meeting is free at Chesterfield(30mins)
  • £40 per 50 minute session
  • Concessions:
  • I have a limited number of sessions at £20 for those on benefits or low income
  • £25 for student counsellors

      Payment via cash at the end of each session

I currently have : 1 places available for individual counselling at Chesterfield £20 per session for those on a low income.   


Fees for organisations: Assessment : £45
                                      Follow on sessions £40
                                      Report writing £20 per report


Appointments available:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday daytime,.

Monday, Tuesday evenings

Further information

I understand how distressing it can be to be on a long waiting list when help is needed, and I know how difficult it can be to make that first step to come for counselling, so I feel it is important that when clients have contacted me, to offer an appointment within a week whenever possible.

My Chesterfield private therapy room is easy to reach by car and free car parking is available. If you are travelling by bus there is a bus stop conveniently situated directly outside the building.


Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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