Janet Gay

Janet Gay

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07716 825329

Contact Janet


07716 825329
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Covid-19- I am working by video, ‘phone and also by face to face for clients who particularly need this.  I have introduced a range of measures to make sure sessions are as safe as possible.

I am based in the Hamble/Netley Abbey area of Southampton and provide supportive, caring and non-judgemental counselling. I have been in private practice for many years and work with people of all ages, races, sexualities and genders and with a wide range of issues.  I offer face to face counselling and also online by video call and by telephone.  I also work with both individuals and couples.

I have extensive specialist experience in working with trauma (in particular, sexual and domestic abuse) and with alcohol and other addictions (for example, gambling, drugs, food, porn, shopping).  I also specialise in working with young people.   In addition to this I also work with a very wide range of other issues including anxiety, depression, sexuality, bereavement, relationships, family and work issues, o.c.d. and eating disorders to name but a few.  

I have 5 years experience in a drugs and alcohol agency and 4 years with a well respected charity dealing with domestic and sexual abuse.  I have also worked as a therapist for a children's home and school specialising in helping young people from traumatic backgrounds and affected by school exclusion.  As well as my private practice I also work as a counsellor for employee assistance programmes and at the local university. I hold an advanced certificate in couples counselling.  

My fee for individual sessions is £45, couples counselling is £55, students undergoing counselling training pay £40. There is a surcharge of £5 per session for employee assistance programmes and I have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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