Hello and welcome to Janice Laverick Counselling

I offer a safe, peaceful and confidential space in which people can talk freely and explore what is happening in their lives and importantly, to be heard.   I do see counselling as a journey and whatever it is that you wish to work on  – then I will be beside you on that journey.   I think it is important to work at your own pace and visit only those aspects of your life that you are ready to visit.   I do see you as your own expert and firmly believe that no one knows “you” better than “you”. I do not provide advice or direction. However, if we are working with trauma, then I work slightly differently as it is vitally important that we work safely.

For some clients, the counselling journey can be straightforward and the work can sometimes be short term.  For others, the difficulty that brought them to counselling can sometimes be linked to past life events.  This can occasionally make the journey painful and at times challenging and in these situations, I will always work at your own pace, safely.   I firmly believe that healing and recovery from trauma is possible.

When working with trauma, safety is key

I believe that being heard and having historical pain witnessed by another, who meets this pain with empathic understanding,  kindness and compassion is a key foundation stone for recovery.

Best wishes


“We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy.  Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.” ~ Carl Rogers