Welcome to Janet O'Connell Counselling
Please note - my counselling practice is currently closed. I will be unable to take new referrals for counselling or supervision until further notice.
Hello, my name is Janet and I am a fully qualified counsellor and counselling supervisor and an accredited member of BACP. I work from my home in Burnham on Sea and offer counselling to individuals, couples and families. I have over 15 years experience in helping my clients work through painful issues so that they can feel happier and more confident in their lives and have a deeper understanding of themselves.
I have worked as the counselling service manager for a large 6th form college for a number of years and so am experienced in counselling adolescents, and providing support for them and their parents when relationships or communication becomes strained.
I am also experienced in working with older clients. If you are used to looking after everybody else it can be particularly difficult to allow yourself to be cared for. Please consider meeting me for an initial session - just to see if it helps.
Previous clients have told me that they felt supported and cared for right from their first sessions with me - which is good to know as my role as your counsellor is to help you to feel at ease talking to me, and to support you as together we work through whatever may have brought you to see me.
I am down to earth, friendly and hope to provide a safe, confidential space for you to talk over anything that might be distressing you.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.You can check my professional status at BACP. I am also registered with Counselling Directory.
I hold full Professional Indemnity insurance and attend regular professional supervision.