Karen Janas MBACP Counselling & Coaching

Karen Janas MBACP Counselling & Coaching

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About me

Be Heard Counselling - to help you through current issues, past experiences and enhance your future, in Wellington, Somerset.

I offer professional, experienced counselling and coaching for individuals, couples, young people, employers and employees. Please call me on 07773 350459 to discuss how I can help.

If you are finding life difficult, counselling can help, whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, obsessive thoughts, panic, stress, low self-esteem, confidence, your relationships, grief or something else.  Counselling is not just about helping you solve problems its about helping you make positive changes that enhance your life.

I am an experienced counsellor and full member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the BACP. I am registered with the BACPs Voluntary Register of Counsellors and follow the BACP Code of Ethics. I aim to provide a non-judgemental, confidential space, where you can feel safe to explore things about yourself and any problems you may be facing. I work with adults, couples and young adults.

The counsellor/client relationship is unique, respectful, valuing and empowering. Being listened to and heard can really help you to understand issues you are facing in your life, enable you to find inner resources and make positive change.

For a no-obligation, confidential chat please call me on 07773 350459. The initial appointment is an opportunity for us to explore what has brought you to counselling, what you would like to get from it and whether we would like to work together.

My Wellington rooms are conveniently located just 10 minutes from the M5 (from both junctions 26 and 27) and there is plenty of free parking. My Torquay rooms are very close to Oddicombe beach and there is a car park 2 minutes away.

I offer weekly counselling appointments, in the day and evening. I can work with you towards short-term goals and longer term psychological exploration and change.

Karen Janas MBACP


I am frequently told by clients that I am easy to talk to; that they can tell me anything without feeling judged; that they feel safe with me and not ashamed.

I have many testimonials from clients expressing the positive effect working with me has had on their lives.

I help people with depression, anxiety, panic, anger, suicidal thoughts, gender and sexuality issues, bereavement, family problems, relationship issues, abuse, stress, addiction, obsessive thoughts, life changes and many more.

I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, accredited by the BACP, and a Certificate in Transactional Analysis. I work in different ways combining several approaches to therapy. My approach is based on the values of the Person Centred Approach (which holds the provision of an empowering environment, non-judgemental and empathetic as imperative for the therapeutic process) and Transactional Analysis (which provides some understanding of ourselves and repeating patterns of behaviour). Counselling can help you to see things differently, decide if and how you want to change and how to cope now.

I work as a counsellor in schools, both primary and secondary, and have a wide range of experience. I am also a qualified teacher and have taught in schools. This gives me insight into the challenges and stresses of modern teaching.

I am also a professional coach (business, personal and public speaking) and can draw upon these skills, when appropriate, as well, if you so desire.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a wide variety of experience and I work within the BACP ethical framework. 

I have over 10 years experience helping people in different situations and have combined this knowledge with coaching and counselling.  I am continually working to keep my skills current and enhance my services.

I am also a coach, offering communication, public speaking, business and life coaching.

Training & Qualifications:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Working with shame
  • Working with suicidal clients
  • Mindfulness
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Certificate in Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling and Post Abortion Counselling
  • PTLLS - Training qualification
  • PGCE - Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Life Coaching Diploma
  • Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
  • Life Coaching
  • Tackling Domestic Violence & Abuse - ADVA Level 1
  • Tackling Domestic Violence & Abuse - ADVA Level 2

Current Training:

Currently expanding my training in the areas of:
- Attachment Theory;
- Creative work;
- Children and Teenagers.

I am also a qualified teacher and trainer and provide open and bespoke training courses in the following areas:

- public speaking and presentation skills
- non-violent communication
- group dynamics
- communication skills
- confidence
- leadership
- time management
- goal setting and resilience
- stress and anger management
- coping with depression and anxiety.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Unplanned pregnancy, baby loss, miscarriage and terminations;
  • Single Parenting;
  • Chronic Pain;
  • Disability;
  • Agoraphobia;
  • Invisible Illnesses;
  • Transgender;
  • Emetophobia.

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Wellington, Somerset

Individual Counselling, 1 hr - £50

Couples Counselling, 1 hr - £60

Family Counselling, 1 hr - £65

Coaching, 1.5 hrs - £80

Supervision, 1.5 hrs - £75

Further information

Wellington (Somerset)

There is free parking available at my Wellington counselling rooms and if you require disabled access this can be arranged with prior notice.

I cover Taunton, Wellington, Tiverton, Cullompton, Exeter, Shepton Mallet, Minehead, Watchet, Williton, Bampton, North Curry, Ilminster, Wincanton areas.

Please get in touch to book your appointment.

Additional information can be found on www.karenjanas.co.uk.

Torquay (Devon)

There is a car park 2 minutes walk from the clinic.

Maps & Directions

Wellington, TA21

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Wellington - I offer early morning, daytime and evening appointments. I work with teenagers, adults and couples.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an integrative and person centred supervisor.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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