"My experience was truly eye-opening and heartwarming. Being able to talk to such an open-minded and non-judgemental person really helped me sort my problems out. Having someone by my side to assure me during a hard time in my life, was super comforting and an experience I will never forget. It was one of the few times in my life I had talked to someone who seemed like they truly cared about me, and wanted to help me."
Client aged 16, July 2022
“Janina provided a very safe and welcoming environment. I felt comfortable when talking to her. She has helped me to work through lots of trauma. I always enjoyed my sessions with Janina and looked forward to them knowing that my mental health would benefit from them as well as continuing to build a relationship with Janina”
Client aged 17, November 2021
“Janina and I have been using wingwave to get to the core of my problem and it has really helped. Uncovering things I wouldn’t of usually thought about from my past and making me think about things differently. We used techniques I’ve never heard about before from any other counsellor and it really managed to go deeper than anything previous. Janina is very helpful, knowledgeable and easy to talk to.”
Client aged 23, November 2021
“I came to Janina with a bundle of tangled trauma, a completely abnormal experience that happened in my life which I couldn't make sence of. After 6 months I finally unpicked and understood the whys and reasons of what was going on in my head.
Everything has to come from your self, Janina never answered for me what I should do, or why something happened, she aids me to work it out my self so I feel confident in the facts in my own brain, this means I didn't feel dependant or scared when reaching a natural end to councelling.
With Janina, councelling can be anything, I used miniature figures to play different people involved in my traumatic experience where we discovered a specific feeling by the placement of my self among the other figures. We used postit notes nearer the end of our sessions where I compiled all the unpicked feelings, organised them into categories and now I have a physical validation, my feelings are solid objects and have weight.
Janina is someone who in the midst of all the stuff going on in your life, she's on your side, she's there for you and you only in whatevers going on in your head. Janina is extremely understanding non-judgemental and down to earth which creates a safe comfortable environment where I was able to discuss any feelings I was ashamed of having.
The first thing I noticed when walking in to the councelling room was how it wasn't some serious, straight faced woman waiting to have daunting discussions with me about all the deep dark things in my head, instead it was an inviting smile and a warming environment with a casual feel whereby humour and laughter was welcomed.
I would recommend Janina to anyone who is finding it hard to make sense of complex emotions. Counselling might not be the answer to every single aspect of your trauma or experience but what it will do is help you make sense of things and that's a powerful thing to be able to do and to take forward in life.”
Client aged 18, June 2021
“Janina is incredible. She has completely changed my mindset and perspective, I could not recommend her enough.”
Client aged 17, May 2021
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amount you have helped me. I didn’t think I would actually be able to to improve as much as I have and that’s all thanks to you! Keep being your amazing self and thank you for saving mine and so many others’ lives“
Client aged 18, May 2021
“Excellent! She was absolutely amazing. Changed my life for the better“
Client aged 17, May 2021
“It was a pleasure knowing I was heard and understood by providing me with a good quality and comfortable environment”
Client aged 18, May 2021
“There is a comfortable and relaxing feel where I feel I can open up and get a different outlook on scenarios. Janina is soo kind and friendly and instantly makes you feel relaxed”
Client aged 18, May 2021
“It provided a safe and comfortable environment for me to open up about things i struggled with, with zero judgement whilst also guiding me through dealing with and making sense of these struggles.”
Client aged 18, May 2021
“I’d like to say a big thank you as well, because our time together made me confront a lot of things and your ability to point me in the right direction to see what these things are has been a big help. It’s greatly appreciated.”
Client, aged 36
“I have been able to feel comfortable to be able to share what has been on my mind and this has enabled me to feel more comfortable about sharing my problems“
Client aged 17, August 2020
“Janina has always been very helpful and has always made me feel very comfortable in our sessions”
Client aged 18, July 2020
“My sessions have been really helpful and I felt it was a safe environment to talk through what I was feeling”
Client aged 17, June 2020
“Comforting experience and it helps a lot. You feel like you can talk about anything and say anything that is on your mind. It makes me feel more safe with my emotions and happy that i have someone trustworthy to talk to. Janina is a really honest and trustworthy person and she helped me through many things. She gives the best advice and makes sure you are happy in every way possible. I don’t know what I would do without her”
Client aged 13, March 2020
“I found it helpful; it made me be able to communicate with people around me a lot more and also help me tell others my feelings. 100% recommend”
Client aged 17, January 2020
“I could honestly talk to you for days on end. You are so caring and friendly and lovely and at the same time really professional. Honestly seeing you makes me feel warm and safe and protected and you understand everything without me having to even say much or explain.”
Client aged 14, January 2020
“Thank you for being amazing.
Our sessions have helped massively.
Going to miss them.”
Client aged 15, December 2019
“It has been extremely helpful and has allowed me to offload my worries and anxieties. I had never thought before that counselling could help me - I am very much a pessimist - and I’d say that it has really helped me to solve and make sense of my worries. She is the first person I’ve been able to fully trust upon meeting for about 10 years! I don’t think there is anything to improve on; everything was free-flowing and enjoyable even. Easily to anyone who is having problems then I’d recommend Janina in a second”
Client aged 14, November 2019
“I found the experience of counselling with Janina to be exceedingly helpful, and carried out in a very caring and professional manner.”
Client aged 40, June 2019
“I’ve learnt to be kinder to myself and to think more about what i want alongside what others want.
It was private and comfortable, so it made it easier for me to talk.”
Client aged 14, May 2019
“My daughter seems happier and more accepting of herself, which equips her to cope in social situations.
Good location and lovely atmosphere in the room.”
Parent, May 2019
“My daughter loves her meetings with you. She keeps talking about you and how easy it is to talk to you. I am glad she met you and finds comfort in confiding in you.
Thank you for seeing her. She was walking on a cloud after seeing you and her stress levels have gone down a lot”
Parent, April 2019
“My son has become so relaxed and able to cope with situations he couldn’t prior to seeing Janina.”
Parent, February 2019
“Janina has helped me cope with my anxiety and given great coping mechanisms to use.
I would 100% recommend. She was amazing and has helped me a lot.”
Client aged 13, February 2019
"It has been helpful when I get to go through situations and talk about them. I would recommend Janina because it has helped me a lot."
Client Aged 11, January 2019
"It's helped my daughter and I to see things from a different perspective. It has helped my daughter more than I thought it would. I would absolutely recommend Janina."
Parent, January 2019
"Imagine being lost. I sink into this enigmatic place alone and isolated. Imprisoned here. Feeling like my existence is desultory. The evanescence of my happiness was rapid and the diatribe internal monologue I call my thoughts broke me. I was trapped in a melancholic trance for what felt like all eternity. I crumbled into a pit filled with sorrow. So I surrendered. I lay there solitary and lifeless.
Until a ray of light shone my way. So magnanimous and angelic. I was astonished by her gentle and welcoming manner. She was such a paragon to many. Lifted me and my spirit out of this hellish setting and directed me to better. Helped me extract what I already knew but had hidden under my interpretations. "Thank you" is insufficient for what you have done."
Client aged 15, May 2018
"I found it very helpful to have someone to talk to every week about different problems and things that had gone on in the week. The place was really clean and great for my parents to get to and places to sit and wait for me. I really would recommend it, it was really great and she is a very lovely lady."
Client aged 16, February 2018
"Just went to the Emotional Fitness workshop at the Y - what a friendly, relatable and helpful time! Janina offers counselling at the Maidstone Wellness Centre and just from this workshop I'd really recommend her. We all have emotional and mental health and sometimes that needs a bit of tlc - we looked at a few really simple, practical ways to help get things back into perspective and feel better again.Thanks for a really helpful and relatable workshop, I loved it. You made a fairly challenging subject really friendly =)"
Emotional Fitness Workshop Attendee, January 2018