Janis Dreosti

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Poole BH12 & Dorchester DT1
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About me

"Contact me for an informal chat free of charge, to explore the possibility of how talking to a counsellor may be helpful to you."

There is no judgement and any conversation will be kept confidential.

'In a very short time Janis has not only been able to understand some of my problems but also provide solutions and practical exercises that seem to have really helped me. Janis operates in a manner that leaves me smiling at the end of every session. Couldn’t recommend her enough!' A. N. (recent client feedback)

My main focus and training is in trauma, neurodiversity and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Always person centered and focused on you as a client, with additional tools, skills and knowledge. Together we discuss what you are currently experiencing and use tools that are applicable and adapted to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

In addition to private practice, I have worked for over five years for a local charity, counselling individuals for domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD and depression.  Experienced in dealing with trauma and psycho-education relating to the overstress of the body and mind. This also applies to Anxiety, Depression, Stress and general overwhelm that can manifest is different ways. From feeling low or numb and not being able to function to feeling like you can't switch off.

Personalising therapy to each person, by integrating various counselling skills. As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor combining Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Member organisations

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Awareness of Stress and Anxiety and how this can affect anyone.

Are you finding it harder to do things, that you used to do without thinking? Perhaps finding it difficult to sleep, focus on work, study or at home and a loss of confidence. When this is affecting your everyday life over a prolonged period of time it may be useful to seek professional help.


£45.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free 15 minute initial chat.

  • Phone counselling £45
  • Online counselling £45
  • Walk & Talk counselling £55 Outdoors in the local area.
  • Face to face £60 Branksome Poole

When I work

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Further information

Contact me for a free 15 min informal chat.

We can talk about what you are wanting from counselling and answer any questions you may have. Discuss how we can work together and how I can help.

348 Poole Road, Branksome, Poole, Dorset, BH12 1AW

Dorchester, Dorset, DT1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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