Welcome to Altair Counselling Services
Offering short term or ongoing support with everyday life challenges - such as anxiety, bereavement, crisis, depression, eating disorders, lack of meaning or self worth and trauma.
I work with a wide range of clients from young children to seniors, in private practise in Bath. My areas of particular professional interest are eating disorders and trauma, and so far in my career I have mainly specialised in working with teenagers and young adults. Having been in the field of health and wellbeing for almost 20 years, I have a compassionate understanding of myself and others that is always deepening, and so I am able to provide a gentle, safe and confidential space that allows any inner turmoil to be expressed and shared without judgement, whether exploring specific issues, or as part of a general process of developing greater self awareness.
I usually recommend a program of 6 sessions to start off with, so that we have a chance to establish a working relationship together. From there we can review and agree what is needed to support you further. As well as one-to-one counselling, I offer weekly Body Awareness sessions, family, couple and group counselling, groupwork for young people in schools, a range of services to support the wellbeing of parents (the Parents Support Network), and I assist schools and businesses with the implementation of mental health and wellbeing strategies.
BA Hons, Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma (L5), Post Qualifying Diploma (L7) in Counselling Children & Young People, MSc Psychology. Just about to start a professional doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
Janet has almost 20 years experience working in counselling and therapy and has a unique approach in looking at all aspects of an 'issue' or 'problem' to track it back to it's root cause - be it a hurt, rejection, expectation, abusive relationship or other. Janet has a passion for working with children and young people, but works with clients of all ages and with a wide range of life challenges. Her approach support clients to re-connect to the pristine awareness, love and wisdom that everyone has inside, which can get obscured by emotional hurts and traumas.