Jean Callender MBACP

Jean Callender MBACP

16 - 18 Fenkle Street
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1HR

0795 2737 523

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16 - 18 Fenkle Street
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1HR

0795 2737 523

About me

My name is Jean Callender,

I am a person centred integrative counsellor with 17 years experience of working with adults and children.
I provide respectful, honest, non judgemental, professional support. I have a gentle, warm yet focussed approach.
In your counselling sessions you can explore aspects of your life. You will find that you can talk about yourself in a deeper more truthful way that is rarely possible with friends or family.
Emotions such as: Bottled up anger, depression, anxiety, grief, guilt and embarrassment can become very intense and overwhelming.  Counselling offers you an opportunity to identify, explore and understand your feelings, then work with me towards a positive outcome.

Adults

I gained my counselling experience by counselling the adult survivors of sexual abuse, emotional abuse and physical abuse. I have worked with a range of clients from a wide range of different cultural backgrounds and sexualities. I have also worked for Mind with people with mental health issues.

I work with a very wide range of issues including anger management, bereavement, divorce and separation, infertility, depression, relationship issues, anxiety, work related issues, self esteem, shyness and social phobia. (please see below for a more extensive list)

I have also considerable experience of mentoring and supervising students who are training to be counsellors.

 I teach counselling skills in colleges and in adult and further education.

I am a registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their ethical framework, I strive to offer the highest standards of ethical practice at all times.

Children and Young People

I specialise in offering therapy to young people aged 4 -25. I have enjoyed working with young people for twenty years as a teacher, school counsellor and creative art and play therapist.

I have a gentle warm, yet focused approach. I have extensive experience of working with young people in schools, in foster care and adoption. I use talking therapy, creative art, and play therapy.

I value and respect each young person's personal information, and work towards empowering them towards achieving their full potential. I give them a confidential space to explore their issues.
I liaise when appropriate with parents and carers (for younger children) to ensure the best outcome.

I work with a range of issues including school phobia, anxiety, shyness, panic, loss, bereavement, low mood, depression, relationship issues, sexuality, and issues relating to bullying.

I have extensive experience of working with young people who have been physically. emotionally or sexually abused, issues around anger, and anger management, depression, low self esteem and confidence issues.

I am a registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their ethical framework, I strive to offer the highest standards of ethical practice at all times.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Supervision, 2010

PGCE in Teaching and Training Practice, 2009

Bachelor of Philosophy in Counselling in Education, Degree, University of Newcastle, 2005

Working with Young People, The Open University, 2003

Diploma in Counselling, University of Newcastle, 2003

I regularly attend conferences and read research journals to update my knowledge and training.

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

My fees are £ 36.00 - £40.00 per session

The first session is charged at £20

Further information

I use a Person Centred Integrative Counselling Approach

I also offer:

Child Psychotherapy

Play therapy

Creative Art Therapy

One to one or group anger management.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Mindfulness

Maps & Directions

Alnwick, NE66 1HR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am available between 9.30am to 7.00pm on Thursdays and Fridays Your sessions will last 50 minutes.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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