One to One Sessions

janet matthews
Janet Matthews

At Emmaus House, we provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions on-site with our trained counsellor, Janet. Janet has a COSCA accredited Scotacs Diploma in Counselling and Group Work from the Centre for Therapy in Glasgow. She has been practising since 2012 and has recently started integrating CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other forms of counselling.

Janet provides a safe space where you can truly be yourself, share what is on your mind, and begin to discuss what you feel is holding you back in your life. She has helped clients with a range of issues:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Addiction
  • Self-harm
  • Anger
  • Post-traumatic stress

It is important that both you and Janet feel comfortable working together, therefore she offers a no-obligation, discounted, introductory appointment so that you can get to know one another.

By listening to your story Janet will start to gain an understanding of the issues at hand and will use this to tailor a programme that is right for you. She will support you as you learn how to be kind to yourself, how to get in touch with your feelings, and change unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours. Building on your strengths, these new life skills will help you manage stress, resolve problems and achieve your full potential.

Introductory session – £30

Sessions thereafter – £45 p/h

Group work

Price – £25 for a two hour session

At times throughout the year, Janet also runs CBT group sessions. Whilst group work is challenging, Janet works to make sure it is fun and very supportive. Members of the group work together on shared problems, and progress can happen quickly as you discover you are not alone. For prices and more information about upcoming group sessions please contact Janet. Group sessions include:

  • Overcoming social anxiety
  • ‘Living Life to the Full’ (this is about overcoming anxiety and depression)
  • Assertiveness training

(Currently no group running)

Working with Organisations

With extensive experience working in the NHS and in academia (nursing, management, education and curriculum development) Janet can provide you and your staff CBT skills training workshops tailored to your organisation’s needs. This can be particularly helpful for teachers, lecturers, and health & social care professionals as it will enable them to apply these skills to their professional field.

Price – £25 per individual as part of a 2 hr group session (booked as a group, on request)