An experienced integrative counsellor,Janet is experienced in cognitive behavioural therapy & mindfulness, and has been working in both health & educational settings since 1989. She is a member of the BACP. She offers a counselling service to both adults & young people in a confidential setting which is within easy access of Bolton town centre, just off Chorley New Road (opposite Bolton School).


Here at Bridge House, JANET is able to offer a variety of counselling approaches including:

Cognitive Behaioural Therapy
Solution focused Therapy
Person centred Therapy
Integrative therapy
Couples counselling

Packages of care include:

•Individual therapy
•Couples therapy
•Commissioning for Independent Organisations.

Janet graduated from Sheffield University with a 1st class Honours degree in B.Med.Sci (speech) in 1989 and went on to work with both children & adults for Bolton NHS as a speech & language therapist and specialised in the treatment of Autistic spectrum disorders.

Following a career break to raise a family, she retrained as a counsellor and homeopath. Currently, Janet runs her own private homeopathy clinic & works as a private counsellor for counselling2gether and Janethigginscounselling @ Bridge House, and has volunteered as a counsellor @ MhIST.

From a medical background in Speech & language therapy & homeopathy, Janet is suitably experienced in the understanding of a wide range of medical issues & the drugs used to manage these. She uses her skills to complement treatment they are already getting or as an alternative and takes a holistic approach to their care. She works closely with GP`s/specialists when a client wishes to look to withdraw from medication.


  • janethigginscounselling

    Practising counsellor and manager
    2011 - Current
  • MhIST

    2009 - 2012
    Counselling service to people with mental health issues in the Bolton Area
  • Janet Higgins

    - Current

Education History

  • Diploma in the theory and practice of counselling

    Bolton Community college
    2009 - 2010
    Integrative counselling


Diploma and certificate in CBT

Clubs and Associations


Interests and Hobbies

I am a keen swimmer and train regularly swimming up to 10 km /week My ambition is to try to swim open water in the epic swim events in the lake district lare this year.

I have recently started to cycle and would like to improve bike fitness and endurance!

I am interested in all alternative therapies in particular homeopathy in which I have my own busy private practice in Bolton.

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