Individual Psychotherapy and Couples Counselling in Bath, BA2 and the surrounding area
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my psychotherapy and couples counselling website. My name is Janet Busse and I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist, providing both short and long-term therapy to adult individuals and couples in Bath and the surrounding area.
If you are here I’m guessing you might be considering seeking some support and thinking about talking to somebody in confidence. Individual psychotherapy and couples counselling offers you the opportunity to do just that with a therapist like myself, who is experienced, empathic and non-judgemental. You do not need to be in crisis, many people come when they recognise that they are living with a certain level of irritation or frustration, unable to pinpoint its origin and feeling like they lack the skills to address the situation. Or when they are feeling lost, sad or confused or struggling with issues around confidence and self-worth. I believe we are all unique and reach out when we are ready.
My aim is to provide you with a confidential space where you feel safe and supported, so that together we can explore and make sense of what is troubling you and help you find a way to greater wellbeing and enjoyment in life. There are many reasons people seek help and I see each piece of client work as unique and collaborative with us both/all engaged in its shape and pace. You will find me both supportive, gently curious and compassionate in my way of using my Humanistic and Integrative training to draw from a wide range of theory to encourage and bring about change.
As a UKCP registered psychotherapist I abide by their codes of practice to ensure that my work is both ethical and my skills current. I came to this profession in mid-life bringing my personal experience of the challenges of working in both the private and public sectors in a previous career to my work as a psychotherapist.
Psychotherapy and couples counselling both take place in a space where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy and without judgement. In the therapy space I provide, thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely, safely and in confidence.
Many of us face difficulties in our everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of - depression, stress, anxiety and panic attacks to name just a few. Therapy/Counselling can help us to gain a better understanding of what is causing these issues and how to move forward, rather than remaining stuck.
Working together I can help you to gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you to understand why you act or react to situations in the way you do, and to see how you can start to make better, healthier choices moving forward.
I work with whatever you choose to bring. I have listed a few examples here but there is no comprehensive list.
I am here to listen and to work with you to find out what you are hoping to change or discover. Importantly, I stay alongside you until you feel clearer, happier, relieved and maybe also more yourself.
Each session looks different and each and every client I meet is unique. You may want to tell your story and have it witnessed. What is important is that I follow your lead and that you feel safe in this relationship.
I am also an ‘approved psychotherapist’ for trainees of Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC)
I work from my purpose-built and dedicated garden therapy room on the southern outskirts of the city of Bath. You will find that I am a 5 minute drive from the city centre with easy access to and from the surrounding BANES area, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset and both Bath University and Bath Spa University.
There is free unrestricted parking and a good local bus service.
Each session lasts for 60 minutes and takes place at the same time and on the same day each week. All sessions are being offered in person with the potential to work online if needed.
I currently have a couple of spaces available, so please feel free to get in touch to see if one of these will work for you or what I might have coming up in the future.
My current fees are as follows:
£60 for individual psychotherapy
£75 for couples counselling.
As a practitioner in Private Practice I am unable to provide assistance in an emergency.
What is a mental health emergency?
This can mean different things to different people but can include:
• suicidal thoughts
• having an episode of psychosis (where you might experience or believe things that others do not), or
• doing something that could put yourself or other people at risk.
You may know better than most when you or your relative/friend is having a crisis or notice some early warning signs. It is good to try and
get professional help at this stage to prevent the crisis developing further either through your GP, NHS 111, or your local Mental Health Crisis Team (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week).
Phone lines available include:
• Samaritans - available to everyone 24 hours a day, 365 days of a year. Call free from any phone on 116 123.
• SANEline - available to those 16 years of age and upwards from 4.30 pm - 10.30 pm, 365 days of the years. Call 0300 5000 101.
• Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - available for men from 5.00 pm - midnight every day. Call 0800 58 58 58.
• Childline - available to those under 19 years of age. Call 0800 11 11.
• The Silver Line - available to older people. Call 0800 4 70 80 90.
• Maytree Respite Centre - Offering email and telephone support and also free 4 night, 5 day stay for adults, with the opportunity to be heard in complete confidence, in a caring, safe environment. Call 020 7263 7070.
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