Individual Psychotherapy and Couples Counselling in Bath and the surrounding area
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my psychotherapy and couples counselling website. My name is Janet Busse and I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist, providing both short and long-term therapy to adult individuals and couples in Bath and the surrounding area.
When is the right time to reach out for help?
We all at sometime or another reach a stage in our lives or relationship when talking to somebody in confidence, outside of our situation, can be of enormous benefit. Individual psychotherapy and couples counselling offers you the opportunity to do just that with someone who is experienced, empathic and non-judgemental. You do not need to be in crisis, many people come when they recognise that they are living with a level of irritation or frustration, unable to pinpoint its origin and feeling a lack of skills to address the situation. Or when they are feeling lost or sad and struggling with issues around confidence or self-worth. I believe we are all unique and reach out when we are ready.
What issues can I help with?
Below is a list of issues I can help with. It is not a comprehensive list, so please feel free to contact me if you feel you need help with something that is not mentioned here. We will then be able to discuss if I or another therapist might be a better fit for you.
Depression and feelings of Despair and Emptiness
Anger and Resentment
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Complex Trauma and PTSD
Issues Relating to Sex and Sexuality
Loss and Bereavement - including Infant Loss
Sexual, Physical or Emotional Abuse or Neglect
Issues with Confidence or Low Self-Esteem
General Dissatisfaction with Life, Relationships or Career
I am also an ‘approved psychotherapist’ for trainees of Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC)
Why Explore Individual Psychotherapy or Couples Counselling with Me?
My aim is to provide you with a space where you feel safe and supported, so that together we can explore and make sense of your feelings in confidence and without judgment and help you find a way to greater wellbeing and enjoyment in life. There are many reasons people seek help and I see each piece of client work as unique and collaborative with us both/all engaged its shape and pace. You will find me both supportive, gently curious and compassionate in my way of using my Humanistic and Integrative training to draw from a wide range of theory to encourage and bring about change.
As a UKCP registered psychotherapist I abide by their codes of practice to ensure that my work is both ethical and my skills current. I came to this profession in mid-life bringing my personal experience of the challenges of working in both the private and public sectors in a previous career to my work as a psychotherapist and I believe this continues to ground me in the real world.
Where is my Psychotherapy and Couples Counselling Practice Based?
I work from my purpose-built and dedicated garden therapy room on the southern outskirts of the city of Bath.
I am a five minute drive from the city centre with free unrestricted parking or accessible by bus on a route which crosses the city from Weston to Odd Down. There is also easy access to and from the surrounding BANES area, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset and both Bath University and Bath Spa University.
In an Emergency
As a practitioner in Private Practice I am unable to provide assistance in an emergency.
If you feel you need to speak to someone urgently the Samaritans can be telephoned for free any time day or night, 365 days a year on 116 123. Please see their website (https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/)for further details.