Stressworks Counselling, Psychotherapy & Anxiety Coaching in Shepshed
for Loughborough, Ashby-de-la-Zouch & surrounding areas

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Janice Judson has over twenty five years experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. She has also worked as a trainer and consultant specialising in personal development and stress management training in industry.

Janice is an experienced and careful therapist, and has completed the rigorous training which led to entitlement to registration as a psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Specifically, she has completed the 4-year Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, followed by the 4-year Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at Leicester University, following which she was awarded professional membership of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. She offers both short-term focal and long-term work, and accepts both GP and self-referrals. She also offers professional supervision for other therapists and employee assistance within companies.

Janice is experienced in facilitating groups as a group therapist. She has been Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Leicester University for a number of years where she was, until relatively recently, Director of the MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling .

Janice also offers life coaching, individually and in groups, and also specialises in mindfulness and meditation practice, relaxation techniques and spiritual mentoring.

Janice was originally an English and Drama Graduate, and taught those subjects for a number of years before leaving to develop her own training in the field of therapy and life coaching. Having worked towards attaining Chartered membership status of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Janice worked extensively in the voluntary and statutory sectors, and later in industry, specialising particularly in the areas of Interpersonal Skills, Personal and Management Development, Time & Stress Management.

Subsequently, she also trained as a counsellor before going on to the rigorous and extensive training which led to registration as a psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). She currently runs a busy private practice, and was, until recently, also Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy and Director of the MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling at Leicester University.

Janice has recently, and as a result of new ways of thinking encouraged by her experiences as a therapist, begun a career as a writer. She writes under the pen name of Janny Juddly. Her first book, "Dancers Amongst The Stars" was published in January 2015. She is also a columnist with Elephant Journal, and has been published in the magazine "Kindred Spirit."


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Nicky Daly is a psychology graduate with a background initially in nursing and mental health. She has worked extensively with individuals and families in the mental health sphere, and has for some years developed, written and delivered a highly successful training programme supporting families affected by mental illness. She is an experienced group facilitator and trainer.

Nicky is an experienced and gifted counsellor, having trained for four years at Leicester University, followed by a subsequent further year trainiing in group therapy. She has also worked for Leicester County Council's counselling Service, and provided employee assistance counselling within companies.

She has over ten years of clinical experience working with individuals, aswell as several years of working with groups. Nicky's core models are Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Mindfulness Based Therapy. She also offers coaching in stress reduction and offers techniques for stress management and personal empowerment.

Nicky is particularly interested in the Mind-Body-Spirit connection and its relevance for health and well-being, and the importance of balance and life-style change to our overall happiness as human beings.


It's always helpful to have had personal experience of the kind of situations we offer to try to help others with. In both Janice's and Nicky's case, stress led to becoming ill to the point of having to leave work and develop a different life-style.

Although that was some years ago now, the learning remains, as does the awareness of the toll that stress can take on our bodies, on our minds, and for our emotional or spiritual well-being.

Both therapists live what they preach. They don't just talk the talk, they have incorporated the knowledge they possess into their own day to day living. You can therefore rest assured that they understand at least some of what it is to be out of balance, confused and frightened, and to be searching for the cganges in perception and life-style that will make a permanent difference.

It's precisely because they've managed to do it themselves that they are so passionate and motivated, and so encouraging and supportive to others on a similar journey.


Our approach is a personal one

Janice and Nicky are warm and empathic therapists, who see the quality of the therapeutic relationship as central to the successful outcome of therapy.

They combine significant life experience and a core knowledge and understanding of the way in which our current difficulties often relate back to past experiences and events, together with an awareness that we all have a rich and dynamic way of being which encompasses not only our day to day conscious life, but also a creative and lively unconscious one.

They believe that lasting change happens not simply at a cognitive level, but more deeply at an emotional one, and that becoming self aware and accepting of ourselves in the company of a therapist who understands us is a truly healing and empowering experience.

'For us, the relationship is the therapy.'

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