Helen Jenkins - Warmth & Acceptance
I am an Integrative Counsellor, meaning that I use a combination of theories - Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), with the aim of best matching the approach to the client.
I currently work for the NHS Let’s Talk Service, part of IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). Within the organisation I have gained vast counselling experience as well as more recently, the role of Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, which involves co-facilitating wellbeing courses and telephone screening. I also work as a counsellor for the NHS Gloucestershire Pregnancy Advisory Service and SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre).
I also worked for Terence Higgins Trust, working with issues such as living with HIV and HIV related problems as well as sexuality.
I am open in my approach and welcome people of all ages and backgrounds and with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, panic attacks and relationship issues.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by their Code of Ethics. For further information, see www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
In my personal life I am a keen singer and cook. I have a strong passion for learning about diet and nutrition and am interested in how the food we eat contributes to our overall wellbeing.
I practice in a therapy room in my home in the centre of Gloucester. There is plenty of parking available outside. Please let me know in advance if you have any special requirements regarding accessibility.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative - Person-Centred/Psychodynamic)
Two years training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Certificate in Engaging and supporting Nomadic and Travelling Communities
Certificate in Working with People who Self-Injure
Certificate in Understanding and Recognising Sex Addiction
Challenging Ideas in Mental Health Open University Module
Myers Briggs Awareness Training
Terrence Higgins Trust Volunteer Training Course including HIV Awareness, Living with HIV, Stigma & Boundaries and Treatment
GSCB Inter-Agency Child Protection Course
Integrated Clinical Risk Assessment and Care Management
Equality & Diversity - General Awareness.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£40 per hour (individuals)
Reduced rates available with pre-payment. Please ask for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytimes and evenings
Types of client