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What to expect when working with me

I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for individuals and couples to explore and find a way forward with their relationship issues. 

I use a purposeful mix of active listening, relevant psycho-education and proven interventions from psychotherapy, counselling and coaching. I believe education offers transformation so that forms a key aspect of my approach.

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Counselling and psychotherapy traditionally deals with understanding and overcoming issues/events from the past and how it is impacting the present 'here and now'. Whereas, coaching is more about change and action in the present so you are actively creating what you want in the future. I use both counselling and coaching expertise in my approach. Maybe the best way to describe the way I work is solution focused whilst developing awareness and resolution of issues from the past. 

How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself Epictetus, Stoic Ph

Working with couples

When working with a couple, I am not working with each individual as the client is now the relationship. I aim to be objective in my approach and not take sides.

 

If it is decided it would be beneficial to work individually to resolve personal issues, then this will be done in a way that does not create bias in the therapeutic relationship.

It is my hope that our work can bring partners together with more awareness that can be used to develop a healthy, fulfilling relationship. However, it may be that the couple decide the best option is to part so then the focus of the counselling will be on separating in the kindest way for both partners.

Whatever the outcome, my hope is to offer a transformation that is the best solution for the relationship.

 

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Qualifications and Experiences

October 2022 - June 2023  Psychosexual Certification   Tavistock Relationships

February 2022 - The Breakthrough Experience On-line  Dr John Demartini  The Demartini Institute

November 2021 - Effective Safeguarding Supervision in Education  Safeguarding Support UK

March - September 2021: Create Your Destiny, Alchemy for Success Creative Warrior, Mastery – Natural Success Academy  William Whitecloud  On-line based in USA

2021: The Couples Counselling Toolkit – The Counselling Academy 

2021   Superconscious Mastery: transformation, Intuition and Creation  Chris Duncan-Conscious Education  On-line based in Australia

2020 – 2021: Magnetic Mind Certified Coach  Chris Duncan -Conscious Education 

2020:  Accredited Online and Telephone Counselling Course  Counselling Tutor

2020:  Understanding Sex Addiction from a BioPsychoSocial Perspective  The Laurel Centre

2019 – 2020: BSc (Hons) Counselling – Grief and loss; Working with couples  Staffordshire University

2017: CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children  Place2Be Manchester

2016 – 2018: Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma  Warrington Collegiate

2017 – 2018: Gestalt Therapy Foundation Course  Manchester Gestalt Centre 

2017:  BRIEF Solution Focused Practice Foundation Course  BRIEF – Salford University

2016: Understanding and Working with Child Loss & Bereavement in Counselling and Helping Relationships Open Awards Alder Centre, Alder Hey Hospital

2016: Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Children Place2Be Manchester

1997: Post Graduate Certificate in Education

1996: BSc (Hons) Geography and IT

My work experiences:

2016 - 2022  Part time counsellor of hospital staff and child bereaved clients at the Alder Centre, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool – A centre for anyone affected by child death

2021 - 2021 Safeguarding Supervisor in a primary school in Liverpool.

2017 - 2019  Two years as a school child counsellor 

1997 - 2016  Primary school teacher at St Basil's Primary in Widnes

Professional Details:

I’m an accredited member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists -BACP, and use their Ethical Framework to guide me in all my work.   I have monthly clinical supervision. I am fully insured with an up-to-date DBS for all my work.

Testimonial

I have really enjoyed working with Janet. She is professional, insightful and very knowledgeable.  I have tried many different modalities before but what I liked with Janet's method was that although there was an acknowledgement of the past and areas were I was stuck in life, the focus was on the positive future I wanted to create. I was empowered to make my own choices on how I wanted to live my life.

 

The session content was thorough and not superficial, yet the focus is not about constantly un-picking the painful past. Janet's method constructively helped me move forward in my life so I am creating my best life. She will do this for you.

 

All this and done with so much compassion and humour.

 

I would totally recommend her to anyone and everyone.

 

Thank you, Janet xx,

 

Yvonne H, Liverpool UK

Holistic Therapist

Please note I do not offer a suicide, domestic violence, or addiction emergency service. If you are struggling the Samaritans offer a free service: Samaritans.org   or  Ring 116 123  or  Text SHOUT to 85258

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