Janis McCarthy Senior Member British Psychotherapy Foundation
I have over 40 years experience in the helping professions, formerly a nurse SRN/RMN. I managed a day service in London that offerred group and individual therapy for people suffering from extreme anxiety and depression. I have been registered with The British Psychoanalytic Council for 18 years.
I would describe myself as friendly and down to earth, from a working class background.
It can be daunting seeking help but usually worth taking that first step to see how it feels.
What happens in your first session.
1. What brings you?
3.Hopes for counselling.
The setting explained, your safe space and confidentiality. A place to offload and leave with the counsellor to pick up next time.
Folowing on; do you wish to return? You may wish to go away and think about whether it felt right for you or trying out a few sessions then review.
Counsellor’s formulation and any questions.
Offering Individual Therapy and Supervision.
Short and long term work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Senior Member of British Psychotherapy Foundation
Registered with British Psychoanalytic Council for 16 years
Member of Psychotherapy Sussex
Training Therapist and Supervisor for British Psychotherapy Foundation, IPCAPA and
Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Special interest in working with Post Natal Depression and Bereavement.
Photos & videos
£50-65 per session.
I previously ran a mental health NHS unit in London and also have extensive experience of a wide range of difficulties and managing teams.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
I’m on the ground floor so it should be possible though has not been tested.
Daytime and Evening availability
Types of client
Supervision & training
I currently supervise counsellors and psychotherapists.