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About me

 I’m a qualified counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy with over 25 years experience, which includes working with a leading UK emergency service and as a volunteer for a local community counselling  service, successfully helping people overcome emotional challenges and trauma that is affecting them enjoying life. Whether you are struggling with almost unmanageable anxiety and depression impacting on relationships and daily life or want to improve your  life and feel better about yourself please get in contact. I provide a calm, safe space physically in Canterbury, Kent or virtually via Zoom where you will be listened to, heard and understood allowing you to  explore your feelings at your own pace.

 I feel particularly passionate about helping those dealing with incredibly traumatic and stressful situations, many managing personal struggles of their own, often reluctant or worried to ask for help.

 I will provide you a health and wellbeing programme adapted to your needs to better manage stress, anxiety and depression alongside the therapy to look at identifying and healing the cause.

 I’m also able to provide mentoring, through the development of coaching and development programmes, to enable individuals to achieve their potential.

 Whilst I work with adults I have significant experience working with those in their teenage years, encouraging, often vulnerable or challenged children, to engage on a programme that provides support, stability, discipline, direction, encouragement  and a sense of belonging with an exceptional success rate motivating them to good life choices about their future.

 I was diagnosed with dyslexia late in life so feel I have a strong understanding of neurodiversity and how challenging many situations can be in life and the importance of embracing this difference and harnessing the benefits. This experience  has enabled me to support many clients with a range of neurodiverse challenges to develop effective strategies to feel confident to discuss and develop strategies to achieve their potential.   

 I am an experienced foster carer and have a good understanding of the challenges that foster care and adoption can evoke for both the children and adults involved. I also volunteer for a community-based counselling charity alongside my  private practice

 My clients say that I am calm and approachable, providing the space and when appropriate humour, to help them achieve their counselling goals. That I am able to adapt my approach dependent on what you need; from listening through to helping  you gently challenge yourself.

 I provide ‘in-person’ counselling at my private practice in Canterbury and virtual counselling sessions via Zoom with availability in the evenings and at weekends at a standard cost of £50 per session.

If you feel I am someone you might be able to work with you can contact me for an initial free session on 07498 839872 by text or call. Alternatively feel free to email me; or visit our website for more information; During this session you'll be able to tell me what you want from counselling and we can establish some objectives to work on. You'll be able to ask everything you need to feel comfortable and make a decision on us working together as choosing a counsellor who is right for you is so important. If you are happy to continue we'll arrange an appointment time for the second session.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Level 2 qualification listening skills
  • Level 2 mental health awareness award
  • Level 3 qualification in counselling skills
  • Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling
  • Transactional Analysis 101

Additional training;

  • Managing Anxiety, Depression and Stress
  • Working with Suicidal Thoughts
  • Working with Anger and Rage
  • Working with Sexual and Physical Abuse
  • Working with Domestic Abuse
  • Working with Coercion and Control
  • Working with Addiction
  • Working with Neurodiversity
  • Trauma and Risk Management
  • Conflict Resolution

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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


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

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free initial in-person, telephone or on-line session via Zoom

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I provide ‘in-person’ , on-line and telephone counselling sessions. My counselling room is in the city centre and exceptionally quiet and discrete. Nearby parking is available.  

Jon Sutton @ Janey Sutton Counselling, Lombard House, 12-17 Upper Bridge Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NF

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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