Jen Patrick

Jen Patrick

Felixstowe
Suffolk
IP11

07925 134387

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Felixstowe
Suffolk
IP11

07925 134387

About me

Contacting a therapist is likely to be a scary experience. I understand that seeking support takes courage, and can feel like a very big step. Seeking to talk confidentially to another person is, in my view, a sign of self-respect and self worth, and can lead to new insight and understanding.

Sometimes in life we find ourselves in situations, and experiencing feelings, which can seem impossible to move beyond. It is my belief that with the space and time to explore our depths, we can find our own way forward. I believe that every person is unique and has the capacity to change and gain new emotional insight. I believe wholeheartedly in change, and am an advocate of the change process. My aim as a therapist is to support and help people reconnect to a sense of empowerment, which can ultimately lead to change. I am personally aware of the challenges involved in breaking free of destructive and damaging patterns in order to reach potential, having been actively engaged in my own personal and professional development for some time now.

I am a professionally trained Counsellor, with experience working with people from many different social and cultural backgrounds who are experiencing a wide range of issues. I offer a non-judgemental space within which to explore your feelings, thoughts and distressing experiences.

My job is to facilitate the process of you reaching your own potential - I will help you to identify your therapy goals and together we can work towards these. Based on what you bring to therapy, I hold in mind different interventions that I might use if and when I judge it is necessary, and if I feel it may benefit you further.

I am open and sincere in my approach to people, and the therapeutic space I provide is warm and comfortable.

If you have any questions about my practice or the therapy process please do get in touch. I offer a free half hour face-to-face consultation where we can discuss your needs and decide whether to begin working together. I work from my home in Felixstowe, and at the HUB in Ipswich town centre.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdA - Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling (1st) - University of Suffolk.

I am currently building towards BACP Accreditation

Some of the courses I have attended:

PODs Trauma and the Body: Somatisation & Dissociation (2014)

Lighthouse Applying Protective Interventions MARAC (2015)        

Creative Work with Children and Young People Workshop (2015)

Lighthouse Creative Tools Workshop (2015)

Theory & Application of Sandtray Therapy (2015)

Couple’s Counselling CPD (2016)

An Integrative Approach to Working with Hoarding (2016)

Personal Insights into Attachment Theory (2017)

Congress Attachment and Trauma - The Resilience of Mind and Body (2017)

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If there is a problem you are struggling with which has not been mentioned here, and you would like an open and honest discussion about whether we can work together, please do get in touch.

Photos & videos

  • The therapy space
  • sand tray and toys

Fees

I charge £35 for an hour-long session, with some concessionary sessions available.


I accept bacs payment transfer in advance of a session. I accept cash/cheque.

Maps & Directions

Felixstowe, IP11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Flexible: I offer some evening and weekend sessions.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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