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.
I qualified as a social worker in 2013 and have many years experience of working for a local authority providing early help services to children and families as well as providing statutory services to children and families. Alongside my private practice, I currently work for the NHS as a counsellor, which involves working with adults who have a range of common mental health problems. 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 including emotional, physical, sexual, neglect and domestic abuse, childhood trauma, 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.
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.