Hi, I'm Jen and I am an integrative counsellor working out of Macclesfield, Cheshire. I offer face to face counselling, telephone counselling and online counselling by video call, email or instant message.
Do you suffer from depression or anxiety? Have you been bereaved or suffered a loss? Perhaps you have relationship difficulties or would like to work on building your self-esteem. I offer individual face to face or online counselling by email, instant messenger or video call and together we can work on helping you to find your strength and the tools needed to help you through these challenging times.
I was trained in the Humanistic approach as an integrative counsellor and I have a strong grounding in the person-centred approach. This means I will work with you in a non-directive manner to help you find the right solution to your issues. The integrative aspect of my counselling means that sometimes I may draw on methods from other approaches if I feel this would benefit you.
I truly believe that everyone has it within themselves to grow and change, no matter their life circumstances. Together we will create a confidential, warm, empathic and non-judgemental space in which you can work towards achieving your aims and becoming the person you want to be.
On your contact we will have a brief discussion around your reasons for seeking counselling at this time and your aims for counselling, this will help us both to establish if we both feel we can work together. We will then agree a time and date to meet, where possible we will continue to meet weekly at this time. I offer both short or long term counselling to suit your needs but do look to review your ongoing needs on a regular basis.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a counsellor since 2011. I obtained my Foundation Degree in Counselling from the University of Bristol in 2013, I achieved a distinction. The course covered humanistic counselling approaches, with a strong focus on the person-centred approach. It also covered CBT, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and creative writing for therapeutic purposes.
I have trained in alcohol and drug addiction counselling through my time counselling at The SWAN Project in Bristol and Turning Point in Stroud. I have also attended training days on creative writing, mindfulness and Transactional Analysis. More recently I have trained in bereavement and loss counselling through a bereavement charity where I am currently working providing individual counselling and bereavement group support. I have also worked for Bristol Mind providing counselling for individuals suffering from depression and anxiety where I trained in telephone counselling.
Alongside my private practice and my voluntary work I also work for Bupa as an employee assistance program telephone counsellor.
I currently take referrals from Anxiety UK as an approved therapist and I also welcome referrals fro GPs, employee assistance programs and other third parties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
I charge £40 per session. Each session is 50 minutes, typically on a weekly basis. I can offer a small number of half price concession appointments for students, please call me to discuss this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently offer face to face appointments in the daytime on Wednesday's and on Saturday mornings. Online counselling appointments are available evenings Monday to Thursday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|