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Counselling services for all ages, based in Bath, Somerset, UK.

Offering short term or ongoing support with everyday life challenges - such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, relationship issues, lack of meaning or self worth and loss.

"I work with a wide range of clients from young adults 16-24yrs to seniors, in a private practice close to the centre of Bath" - READ MORE

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Developing awareness and confidence with practical tools to deal with the pressures of modern day life.


Fostering change by supporting clients to make new and positive choices for themselves.


Encouraging a willingness to open up and talk about what can be very isolating conditions.


Helping young adults to find alternative coping mechanisms to relieve distress.


Working with the body to release the persistent nervous system impact of single event or recurring trauma.


Support with building self-acceptance and awareness in order to develop healthy relationships with others.



Welcome to the Altair Counselling Services website!

In case you are wondering, Altair (Alpha Aquilae) is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila, and the 12th most luminous in the entire night sky.

Altair is located in Bath, UK, and I offer a range of Counselling Services including private counselling, group workshops and corporate presentations. My main specialisms are trauma, eating disorders and relationship issues but I work with adults in all stages of life and can tailor make programmes for specific client groups.


I also offer my private practise in Belfast, Northern Ireland, so do get in touch if you or a loved one are in this neck of the woods and are looking for some extra support with any mental health challenges.

I look forward to hearing from you with any questions, or to make an appointment for a FREE half hour consultation to assess the specific needs of yourself, a family member or friend.

Yours truly,

Janet Williams

Director and Founder

White Sand and Stone

About Janet & Testimonials

- BA Hons
Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma (L5),
- Post Qualifying Diploma (L7) in - Counselling Children & Young People,
- MSc Psychology

- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

I have 20 plus years experience working in counselling and therapy and have a unique approach in looking at all aspects of an 'issue' and tracking it back to it's root cause - be it a hurt, rejection, expectation, abusive relationship or other. Quite often the originating cause is some form of recurring or single event trauma, so this has become my area of specialism.

No matter how distressed I maybe feeling or what events have occurred in my life, Janet has a way of supporting me back to myself and the bigger picture. After each session I go back out into the world empowered, where I make loving choices - choices that are truly valuable. There's a transformation that takes place within the session that then continues beyond.

Working with Janet has been immensely valuable for me; the progress I have made in the six months I have been with her has been phenomenal, I have never before experienced this steady and consistent breaking through old beliefs and long held attitudes, reaching a depth that is already enhancing my relationship with myself and others.

When I first started seeing Janet I had been struggling to cope for a long time. Janet offered a loving and safe environment for me to peel back the layers and look at what I was holding onto. It has been a powerful and transformative process, and I never thought I would be where I am today. It’s been life changing. My utmost thanks to Janet. 

Janet's easy way of being with people is a gift she gives to each client. Her non-judgemental way of listening is so refreshing. Completely accepting of where I am – in each moment – allows the safety that is vital in any healing environment.

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 For further information, or to arrange an initial free half hour consultation, please contact Janet:
07731 548914

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