Janet Gay

Janet Gay

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07716 825329

Contact Janet


07716 825329
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

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 a number of years now and work with people of all ages, races, sexualities and genders and with a wide range of issues.

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 work with couples and a 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.

In terms of working for agencies I have over 5 years' experience in a drugs and alcohol agency and almost 4 years with a well respected local charity dealing with domestic and sexual abuse.  I work as a counsellor for employee assistance programmes and also currently work as a therapist for a children's home and school specialising in helping young people from traumatic backgrounds and affected by school exclusion.  In addition to my general counselling qualifications I hold an advanced certificate in couples counselling.  
I work with individuals and couples face to face and by telephone or skype/facetime.

My fee for an individual face to face session is £45, couples counselling is £55, for students undergoing counselling training the fee is £40.  For clients referred by employee assistance programmes I charge a surcharge of £5 per session which helps to cover my increased costs in respect of monitoring and invoicing.

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

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

Clients I work with

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

How I deliver therapy

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