Janet Busse Psychotherapy and Couples Counselling

Psychotherapy and Couples Counselling in Bath

Welcome to Janet Busse



Couples Counselling

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.

Reaching out to a therapist for support

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.

Speak in Confidence

Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy – and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.

A problem shared…

Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression – many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Counselling gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems – and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.

Make better, healthier new choices

Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, heathier choices moving forward.

What issues can I help with?

This is not a comprehensive list, so please feel free to contact me if you feel you need help with something that is not mentioned here. We will then be able to discuss if I or another therapist might be a better fit for you.

I am also an ‘approved psychotherapist’ for trainees of Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC)

  • Stress
  • Depression and feelings of Despair and Emptiness
  • Anger and Resentment
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Complex Trauma and PTSD
  • Affairs
  • Relationship Issues
  • Issues Relating to Sex and Sexuality
  • Loss and Bereavement – including Infant Loss
  • Redundancy
  • Sexual, Physical or Emotional Abuse or Neglect
  • Disordered Eating
  • Issues with Confidence or Low Self-Esteem
  • General Dissatisfaction with Life, Relationships or Career

My location

I work from my private garden office which is a five minute drive from Bath city centre with free unrestricted parking or easily accessible by bus.

I work from my purpose-built and dedicated garden therapy room on the southern outskirts of the city, with easy access to and from the surrounding BANES area, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset and both Bath University and Bath Spa University.

Fees & availability

Each session lasts for 60 minutes and takes place at the same time and on the same day each week. My current fees are as follows:

£55 for individual psychotherapy

£75 for couples counselling.

At the moment I have spaces available on a Wednesday at 5.30pm and Friday at 2.30pm.

If these days/times would not work for you, then please do contact me re future availability.

I am offering in person sessions. If however circumstances do not allow us to meet face to face, I offer telephone and online sessions for individual psychotherapy only.

Resources for times of crisis

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.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about either individual psychotherapy or couples counselling or to arrange an initial appointment.

An initial assessment session enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy/couples counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07734 352859 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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