Janus founder, John Quigley qualified as a Therapist in the early '90s. Since then he has been running a private and corporate practice.
In 2001 has was invited to work for 6 weeks in a Liverpool school to see if his type of interventions would make a difference with a specific group of students.
After the 6 week 'trial' period he was asked to continue his work in the school as a Holistic Counsellor & Therapist, and to take his work into other primary and
secondary schools, 6th form colleges, student support centres and social inclusion units, with pupils, parents
John has a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy, is a
Mnemodynamic Therapist, Emotional Therapist and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
with a background founded in a broad base of complementary therapies which gives him additional
insight into the underlying cause of behaviour patterns and issues.
For many years, John has studied Neuroplasticity - the brain's ability to 're-wire' and adapt itself, he uses
neurodevelopmental movement techniques to help individuals bring about changes to behaviour and physical/mental health, by changing neural connections and pathways.
Some of the exercises he uses are based on the very latest neuro-science in order to work with retained primitive reflexes and
sensory integration issues - other techniques are based on very ancient martial arts within traditional Chinese medicine such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
||As well as engaging in one to one therapy sessions with pupils, staff and parents, John has run weekly training
for learning mentors and teaching assistants, Inset Day training sessions, weekend courses for staff, and
has delivered “Peace of Mind” courses for parents (validated by John Moores University) with a six to ten
John travels extensively in the UK and overseas running courses and
workshops on all aspects of his work - for a number of years he was a trainer for a leading International
school, teaching Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy to Post Graduate level, subsequently being awarded a
Fellowship by the school’s governing body.