Senior Practitioner in Psychotherapy Member NCS (Accred)
Janet has been described as multifaceted as she brings such a wealth of experience and knowledge to all she offers within her private practice. She has 1000’s hours of experience, in fact over 20 years of Counselling experience and offers a quality service, where immediate change is always possible.
Janet is highly intuitive, having intense Spiritual experiences in early childhood and being able to see beyond this dimension and where relevant, will bring all she has learned from her own life journey to each meeting you will have with her.
She also has over 35 years of working in within Health & Wellbeing, which brings a richness now combined with personal Self Inquiry and direct experience also.
Janet combines the skills of Counselling and Psychotherapy with her Management experience in local authority and this helps inform her within mentoring, business coaching and clinical supervision of any kind.
She brings all she has to offer in the support of her Clients wellbeing, whilst also fully enjoying and celebrating each and every Client success and breakthrough whatever that might be.
"The only thing that stops you being free, is the belief that you aren’t free already"
- Janet Astle
Speaking from personal experience I think the greatest gift you can give yourself or anyone you care for is too book a session with Janet, life will never be the same again, even if you’re not hurting right now you will discover so much that will enrich your life, find out more www.janetastle.com.Client Julie - Paignton, Devon (UK)
Janet's counselling has helped me improve my anger. We would talk about a certain subject and Janet would help me talk about my problems that I never thought I could talk about. She helped me a lot and I am very thankful for her service.Client J - Devon (UK)
I have been helped by Janet on so many levels. Health and wellbeing have been a huge part of my life for the past decade but it’s only been in the last year or so I’ve really looked into my emotions properly. I thought I was before but Janet has opened my eyes as to how to properly and deeply nourish myself. Janet has the most incredible way of getting you to see the absolute truth. Sometimes it was agonising, but other times utter bliss and peace. Whatever the emotions, I welcome them now and without Janet’s support I would have carried on denying them. What became apparent to me was that I was not recognising and really feeling all the great things that were already in my life. All to readily I’d beat myself up about something unpleasant but not feel the joy at all the good. Utter madness, but that’s all ended now. Janet has a real gentleness, but it’s also tempered with a bluntness when needed. She snaps it all back together. She has saved me having regrets because there are none. There have been lots of tears but lots of laughter too. Somehow Janet manages to remove the mist from the view so you can see clearly once again. Thank you Janet.Client Julie Harrison: Improve your Health - Paignton, Devon (UK)
I found the work I did with Janet has enriched my life, it was a safe, calm atmosphere. I felt I could trust her implicitly. She has given me the tools for self care, a concept I had no idea of before working with her. I have gained valuable insight into myself and a new way of being. This was a revelation to me. I was able to talk about things I had never told anyone in my life about, and gain a different perspective about the past which has enabled me to take forward positively in the future.Anonymous Client - Brixham, Devon (UK)
Janet reminded me about simplicity. Remembering simplicity was a huge relief. It was the building block I needed to re-align and re-assess (simply). Janet gave me direction to tools I could use day to day and indeed and gratefully still do. My first discussion with Janet was one of , what I considered at the time despair! I was feeling anxious and scared and extremely upset and I was looking here, there and everywhere for something, anything to break those feelings and emotions. Within a few minutes I was laughing and relieved of those dark and heavy (for that is how I saw them) feelings. Janet listened and then supportingly questioned me and in those few minutes I realised I was seriously over thinking and over complicating things. I feel that perhaps it took someone to listen without judgement and respond to my absurdities without judgement to help me come back to myself and notice that it was my thoughts that were being taken far too seriously and overtaking feeling. I learnt that my mind is like the sky and my thoughts are simply clouds - coming and going - not to be held on to or taken too seriously, the real me is in the moment of the breath changing from inhale to exhale, the real me is also the thoughts but only in a moment and the real me is ever changing, always imperfectly perfect and full of joy and laughter. Thank you Janet for your time and your listening but also and most importantly for the moment when you laughed and laughed (with love) at some of the things I told you I was doing to try and help myself - it is your laughter that lightened "the load" and was a real lightbulb moment for me because I saw I was taking myself way too seriously! Love to you and plenty more laughterClient Katy W - Torquay, Devon (UK)
Janet's Kindness and guidance helped me to get back on track with my life. Forever grateful. Thank youAnonymous Client - Brixham, Devon (UK)
I came to recognise how my reactions and behaviour is continually influenced by past experiences. I have moved from a Carers role to coping with the death of my partner. I often hear Janet's voice saying "is that really the case / true....?" Whilst exhausting I usually end up with a clearer picture of the issue, my reaction and the way ahead. I will carry much of what I l learnt about myself (with Janet) forward into the next phase of my life on my own, Deeply valuable as there is no-one else to be honest with me but myself!Anonymous Client - Brixham, Devon (UK)
Janet helped me understand and accept my emotions, particularly about things that happened in the past. I felt safe and supported through facing some difficult feelings about and around my childhood. Helped me with difficulties with low self esteem.Anonymous Client - Devon (UK)
The sessions with Janet have achieved everything I hoped for. I am much less anxious, feel more confident and more importantly I am much happier. I am surprised how being able to offload emotional baggage has made such a difference to my well being. I wish I had done it years ago! In addition I wish to say that Janet is an excellent listener and made me feel comfortable enough to be able to talk openly. It was nothing but a positive experience and hugely beneficial. Thank you Janet, not only are you a lovely person your help and encouragement achieved everything more than I could have hoped.Client Jo - Brixham, Devon (UK)
I would be very happy to recommend Janet to anyone seeking help and support in trying times. Janet has a very peaceful and compassionate aura about her, and allows you to open up to discuss events in ones life that require addressing. Janet allowed me to understand why I was feeling the way I did in the most challenging time in my life. Janet works in a very professional way and I trusted her implicitly.Anonymous Client - Devon (UK)
Feel more calm, able to pause and remain with whatever I am feeling. I feel my skills have been enhanced and the sessions really assisted me to recognise I would benefit from setting some boundaries in my life, which I have done. The sessions were so enlightening for me in many ways. I was able to recognise how much my previous experiences were affecting my life now. It was challenging at times, however if gave me the tools to be able to pause, reflect and focus on remaining present. Janet provides such a supportive environment with her professional approach and friendly character. It was such a relief to be heard and feel confident in my ability to move forward at my pace.Client S - Brixham, Devon (UK)
I have really learnt to listen to that feeling in my chest, that "gut feeling" & given it a chance to inform me of what it is I need. I have learnt to trust that feeling & make peace with that "little voice in my head" that appears infrequently now. Janet helped me to learn to hear myself, to sit with myself & allow myself to feel & accept & not question. With her guidance I found an inner peace & learnt to listen to my gut.Anonymous Client - Cornwall (UK)
Janet has really helped me to understand my problems! Janet was superb and so easy to talk to, I felt so at ease talking to her.Anonymous Client - Dartmouth, Devon (UK)
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