Janine Charles

Janine Charles

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07939 108480

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Therapist - Brighton

Brighton BN1
07939 108480
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I work Monday to Friday, office hours and early evenings as well as  Saturday morning.  

About me and my therapy practice

Starting therapy for the first time can be a nerve wracking experience for some and for others another step on an existing journey.  Whether you are seeking a first experience or to develop, enhance or further progress previous counselling, I will aim to meet your needs.  I am trained to help you connect your current difficulties in life to experiences in the past including in childhood and the family.  Through this kind of therapy we can make sense of things now and develop ourselves and our approach to life in transformative ways.  I hope I will be able to help you to experience life as you wish to in future.

Practice description

My initial training was in Child Psychotherapy and using the Arts in therapy, but following a change in direction I instead qualified as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working mainly with adults and some adolescents.  Both trainings have been very influential in my thinking about the difficulties that clients bring to therapy especially understanding how we are formed through our experiences in childhood and through relationships we have then. In adult life patterns seem to repeat and difficulties can get worse over time, becoming more established symptoms such as anxiety or depression.  Support through therapy can help us relieve these symptoms and change patterns, developing our 'self' as someone who can manage life better and enjoy our experiences to the full.  I work quite intuitively, aiming to attune to you and to offer a relational experience that will help you to develop as you need. More recently I have built on my initial trainings with specialised training.  I have undertaken training with Nick Duffell in working with Boarding School survivors and the trauma experienced in separation from families during childhood.  I am currently training to become an Adoption Support Therapist so that in future I can offer counselling to those who are adopters or adopted.

My first session

I offer an initial 30 minute assessment session (please contact me to enquire about costs and payment).  During this I will ask you for some background information about yourself,  any current difficulties and your family history.  This is also a chance for you to meet me and ask any questions about how things work and to see if you wish to proceed.  We will look at our diaries at that time to see if I can offer a suitable appointment time and day for your session each week.  I can offer appointments in person at a Clinic in Brighton or by Zoom from my home office.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited