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My name is Janine. I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor, qualified to work with Children and Young People aged 4-18.  I am also a certified sand play therapist and have trained as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and adhere to their ethical frameworks. For more details, please visit their website, here.

I offer individual face to face and remote support from my offices in Wokingham, Berkshire.  I am lucky enough to have 2 comfortable rooms, offering a safe environment for your child / Young person to work through their worries, concerns and feelings within a confidential and non-judgemental environment.

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My career has always focused on supporting children, I have had experience as a School Counsellor supporting children from Foundation to Year 11, and co-ordinated the Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) provision within a large secondary school.  I have also worked within CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Crisis Team for the NHS. 

Personally, I am a mother of three, all born and raised within the local Wokingham area.  We have had our own experiences of the highs and lows of life, this I feel has made me a more empathic and supportive counsellor and therapeutic practitioner to children as they try to work out their own places in life. 

I have a positive outlook on life, like being with nature and particularly love being at the beach.  I enjoy sport, going to the gym regularly, swimming for fitness and running both half and full marathons for charities.  

I like to challenge myself and have the mindset of ‘If I believe I can, I will!’

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Volunteering Experience:

Samaritans Telephone Support Volunteer (2019)
Text SHOUT 24-hour Crisis Support Worker (2020– 2021)
Cruse Bereavement Charity - Bereavement Volunteer (2021 – 2023)
Therapeutic Support Worker (Play Therapy Guidelines) – local primary schools (2021 – 2022)

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My Counselling Qualifications:

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (NCS)

Level 5 Certificate in working with children and young people (Princes Trust)

Certified Sand Play Therapist (BACP)

Advanced Level 6 Integrative Play and Creative Therapy (Trainee) (NCIP)

Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People

Walk and Talk Therapist

Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (National  Hypnotherapy Society)

Other Qualifications, Certifications and CPD Trainings:

Anger and Aggression Management Practitioner

Practitioner Trauma-Informed Practice (Schools and Communities) (TIS)

Level 4 Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ADL)

Level 4 Working with Parents (Intense Support for Families with Multiple and Complex Needs) (City & Guilds)

Level 4 Diploma in Social Care with Families (NCFE)

Level 3 Award in Eating Disorders and Awareness

Diploma in Sound Therapy

Trauma Informed Practice: Treating Complex PTSD 

Mental Health First-Aid Instructor (Mental Health England)

Foundation Degree Primary Teaching and Learning (open University)

I hold an enhanced DBS and Safeguarding Certificate to work with Adults, Children and Young People. 

I have also been a Safeguarding Lead (2020– 2022)

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