Integrative Counsellor based at Hooton Business Centre, Ellesmere Port

I’m Janine and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor and I work from my private counselling room at Hooton, Ellesmere Port. I offer one to one therapy sessions and also Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for organisations that have experienced a critical incident and require support for staff.

I hold an enhanced DBS check and I am an integrative therapist which means I use different modalities in my work with clients and these include Person Centred approach, Psychodynamic Theory, CBT and Trauma. I am registered member of the BACP and an accredited member of the  NCPS and I work in accordance with the BACP and NCPS ethical framework.

I  work with adults and young people who are experiencing the following:

  • Anxiety, Stress, Panic attacks
  • Trauma
  • Depression, lack of motivation, low self esteem,
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Drug/alcohol addiction
  • Work Related stress
  • Family issues, bereavement, relationships difficulties, domestic abuse, narcissistic abuse
  • Relationship counselling


I have extensive experience in working with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, confidence issues, trauma, suicidal ideation, child sexual exploitation/child criminal exploitation with young people.

I specialise in working with survivors of narcissistic abuse after my own lived experience of this abuse through what I believe was a parent, a sibling and a previous ex-partner. I will work with you to support you in understanding narcissism, gaslighting and trauma bonding. Counselling will focus on you putting healthy boundaries in place so that you can take back control of your own life and working with you to build your self esteem and confidence. 

What therapy can help with

You may have experienced things in your life which have felt frightening or upsetting and may have been traumatic. These things may have happened in childhood or during your adult life and you may be struggling to manage due to memories or difficult feelings associated with these experiences. 

Traumatic experiences can leave us feeling that we are over reacting and are to sensitive when dealing with others and this can really impact on our relationships. 

Depression, anxiety, guilt, shame and low self esteem are common after a difficult event and therapy can help you work through your emotions in a safe space. Trauma therapy can support you to understand what you have experienced and how your emotions are valid. I will help you to recognise that flashbacks are a trigger connected to difficult past events and work with you to help you understand that although the brain is incredibly clever it does not know the difference between a memory of a threat or a real threat.  Therapy can help you to recognise your triggers and find strategies to help you manage them.

Young People

I also work with young people around self esteem, anger, depression, anxiety, bullying issues and general wellbeing. 

What happens in our sessions?

In our first session we will explore what has brought you to therapy and what you hope to change or gain. As an integrative therapist I will work with you to tailor your therapy to meet your needs, this will enable you to get the best out of the therapy sessions. Integrative therapy consists of using different approaches such as person centred, psychodynamic, CBT, solution focused and trauma therapy.

Different types of therapy

Person centred therapy focuses on the here and now and can help you with personal growth and self expression and minimize negative feelings such as low self worth and low self esteem. You are the expert in your own life and as the therapist I will work with you and what you bring to therapy.

Psychodynamic theory looks at how the events in our childhood may have shaped our personality and have impacted on our behaviours as adults. Basically, our behaviour and how we feel as adults which may be affecting our lives or relationships may be rooted in our childhood experiences. 

CBT theory can help you to recognise how your thoughts are creating your feelings and behaviours. Are you stuck in a cycle of negative thinking that you feel you can’t get out of? 

Maybe you have self-esteem issues or you are co-dependent and feel you always put other peoples needs before your own. Negative experiences in our early and adult life can have a huge impact on how we see ourselves and the world around us. Our core beliefs are the rules we live our lives by and negative core beliefs can leave us feeling we aren’t good enough, and don’t deserve to be happy and don’t have any purpose in life. Therapy can help you to challenge these core beliefs and show you how they are not set in stone and can be changed at any time.

Relationship therapy

You may be looking for relationship counselling to build better communication or you may be in conflict with your partner and cant seem to stop repeating the same negative patterns. 

Whatever your reason for relationship therapy I can help you both reconnect emotionally, learn to communicate more effectively and create if appropriate a happier and healthier relationship going forward.

Through therapy we will work together to explore your thoughts and feelings and what difficulties you are experiencing and I will support you to work towards any changes you wish to make using a mixture of therapeutic tools.

I work in an Integrative way with Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT being at the centre of my approach. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work within their ethical standards and continue to work within their framework and code of ethics.  I offer a warm, friendly safe space for you to explore your concerns. I have experience of working with narcissistic abuse, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, domestic abuse and relationship issues.

I offer daytime, evening and weekend face to face appointments in Hooton Ellesmere Port or online appointments via zoom.



I was really nervous about seeing a counsellor until I met Janine-she is remarkable at what she does and truly helped me get my life back together when I didn’t think it was possible. Janine is reliable, professional and incredibly knowledgeable about mental health, but never comes across as being condescending or like your concerns are beneath her.

Janine helped me work through everything and come up with ways to move forward and I never once felt judged. You really feel like you have someone firmly on your side when you work with Janine.


In our first session we will explore together why you are seeking counselling and what your aims are. Counselling for you may consist of setting future goals, exploring your past and difficulties you have had or it may a space for you to share your thoughts and feelings and validate your experiences and how they have made or continue to make you feel.

If goal setting is your aim a mixture of CBT and Solution Focused therapy can be used in the sessions, with you taking responsibility for setting your goals. CBT therapy includes us working in collaboration and agreeing a treatment plan so that you can get the most of out the therapy sessions. 

If you prefer a safe space to share your feelings and work through them during our sessions then that is something we can do together. You as the client are the expert in your own life and therefore I will, as the therapist support you in understanding and validating your feelings.

A free 15 minute telephone or zoom consultation is offered so you can decide if I am the right fit for you as the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important things in therapy. Contact me today to book your free consultation.

Specialising in narcissistic abuse, domestic abuse, depression and anxiety..

I will work with you to help you move past the obstacles in your life that may be causing you difficulties. I will help you identify your personal values, strengths, and abilities and support you to reach your personal and professional goals. Contact me to see how I can help you develop skills to manage your difficulties and achieve the outcomes you’re striving for.

I offer a free 15 minute Zoom or telephone consultation so we can discuss if I am the right counsellor for you.

I work with clients in Europe via Zoom..

 Contact me today to book your free 15 minute consultation.

Evening and weekend appointments are available.

£40 Psychodynamic and CBT counselling for 50 minutes

£50 couple therapy for 50 minutes