Janet Joosten is Registered psychotherapist with the United Kingdom of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKCP)
I am a graduate from the School for Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychology Regent’s College London.
A BA Honours degree in Psychology was followed by a seven year training as a women centred counselllor working with women survivors of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse. In 2001 I embarked on a professional training at Regent's College in London, reading Integrative Psychotherapy at postgraduate/MA level, graduating in 2004. I trained as an Existential psychotherapist at Regent's College graduating in 2007. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at PgD level and a couples counsellor in training. My first three years as a counsellor were spent working with women survivors of domestic violence. I have worked within the prison setting as a prison counsellor. During the two years of my Advanced Diploma I worked for MIND. The work was varied and included working with client's with mental health issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement, male and female domestic violence and sexual abuse.
I have worked with men and women who were experiencing infertility problems at a private clinic. I have also worked as a school counsellor with young people aged 13-16 and young people aged 16-25 in the community. I also work as a counsellor for a number of organizations providing work place counselling and have a private practice in Soulbury, leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes.
I gained a:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling .
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
- Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
- A Diploma in Psychology (reading Child Psychology and Cognitive Psychology)
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology
I offer the type of therapy, or combination of therapies, that is most appropriate for the particular need of each client. I am always looking for new and creative ways of working with my clients in order to help them reach their full potential.
I advocate a thoughtful approach to the practice of therapy and a questioning of the cultural norms and assumptions that may be implicit in a person’s suffering, or in accepted ways of making sense of it.