Janet Sandford

Janet Sandford

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
01376550595 & 07876075420

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Therapist - Braintree

Braintree CM77
01376550595 & 07876075420
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I am a dedicated Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a warm personality, easy to communicate with and highly qualified. I specialise in anxiety & depression, low self-esteem and many other issues.

My practice is in Rayne, Braintree. I am a BACP accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and CBT practitioner, with over 17 years experience. I hold a first class degree in Counselling and a post-grad diploma in CBT from Anglia Ruskin University. I have a medical background having worked in hospital and clinical settings. Whilst working with cancer patients I became interested in the mind/body link. I recognised how influential thought patterns are in relation to how we live our lives and the importance of exploring worries rather than allowing them to build to crisis level. This has inspired me and been the driving force underpinning my work.

I aim to help people find meaning and fulfilment in their lives, rather than be controlled by negative beliefs and thought patterns. I believe life is a journey, during which time we are faced with difficult challenges. This can sometimes be overwhelming and we can feel very alone. Counselling provides opportunity to grow through your difficulties. It also offers tools and techniques to help manage life more effectively, to cope with the pressures of modern society.

I use an integrative model, drawing on a number of different approaches to suit the needs of clients. I work in a collaborative way, encouraging clients to take an active role in the way we work. I endeavour to provide a safe, confidential and professional environment, where you feel able to explore your worries and make decisions in your own time. Having experienced counselling at different stages of my own journey I am mindful of how daunting this can be. If you can take that first step, it could change your life.

My first session

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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