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About Me

Hello, I’m Jen and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. 

I have a wide range of experience within the field of mental health dating back to 2009 when I started to support both adults and children with a variety of different mental health issues. Alongside my private practice, I am a qualified social worker and work currently for a local authority providing early intervention and prevention services to children and families. I have previously worked as an emotional health and wellbeing practitioner with children and young people. I have experience of counselling clients from a local charity MhIST and have also provided counselling to children in schools through Place2Be. 


One of the reasons I decided to train as a therapist was due to my own personal difficulties. Having experienced counselling myself and this being hugely beneficial, this increased my passion to want to help others with their difficulties. I have worked with clients on a broad range of issues including depression, low mood, anxiety, low confidence and self-esteem, abuse, bereavement, relationship issues, family issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. I currently only work with clients 16+. My particular interests are working with young adults 16+ experiencing emotional and mental health issues.

Qualifications

  • MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

  • CPCAB Level 4 in Counselling Children.

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills.

  • BA (Hons) in Social Work.


Additional Training (CPD)

  • Training in Domestic Abuse.

  • Training in Self-Harm.

  • Training in Connect 5 Mental Health and Wellbeing.

  • Training in Skills-based Training on Risk Management.

  • Training in Mindfulness Skills.

I subscribe to the concept of continuous learning throughout my career, including training updates as new knowledge becomes available. I also adhere at all times to the British Association for Counselling Ethical Framework where I am a registered member, which includes regular supervision. I have relevant insurance and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.