Jenna Marie Clancy MBACP (Registered)
Hello and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Jenna and I wish you a warm welcome. I hope you will find all the information you need here or on my website. If you would like to speak to me before making an appointment or ask any further questions, please get in touch.
I offer confidential counselling to adults on a one to one basis both in person and over the phone. Most people find that telephone counselling is just as effective as face-to-face, and in many cases find its easier because you are in the comfort of your own home.
Regardless of how you wish to receive counselling, my role is the same; I am here to listen and help you find your own answers to the problems that you face. Reaching out for help can be daunting and for this reason I am committed to providing you with a safe space to talk about your concerns, where you will be listened to with respect, empathy, warmth and acceptance.
My experience as a counsellor began over 10 years ago in a voluntary organisation where I counselled people for general life problems around the issues of home, work, relationships and family. I gained valuable experience in a number of areas to do with:
- unwanted sexual experiences
- OCD and panic disorder.
I later progressed to working with a national sight loss charity where I now manage a dedicated counselling service for people living with a sight impairment. Far from only dealing with sight loss, this experience has opened me up to working with a variety of common concerns such as:
- grief and loss
- mental health
Together with my experience as a private counsellor, I feel I have encountered many problems that people are likely to bring to counselling a number of times.
How I work
The model of counselling I work from is known as ‘relational’ and this simply means that I tend to focus on our connectedness to others and how early relationships impact our psychological development. I often describe the counselling process as a journey in which You decide where we will begin. On that journey we may revisit events in your life that have been significant in shaping the person you are today. Together we will unpick your past to get a better understanding of what thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour have brought you to this present moment. Then we will look at where you want to be and what steps you need to take to get there.
I work with clients of all ages (18+) on a wide range of issues, so do please get in touch if I haven’t mentioned your particular concern above. The length of time I work with people differs according to individual need and includes both longer term as well as short term therapeutic work.
What should I expect from our sessions?
Unless you're looking for telephone counselling, all sessions take place at my home, which is close to local bus routes and 5 minutes drive from Southport town centre. There is plenty of free on-street parking.
Your first session will be about why you are looking for therapy and what you want to gain as well as agreeing how we are going to work together. This will involve me asking you a number of questions and checking that I can offer you the most appropriate support. If, at the end of this session you feel happy about working with me and want to continue, we will make a regular counselling arrangement.
If you think I might be the right counsellor for you please get in touch by email, phone or text and I will be pleased to hear from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc in Psychology, University of York (2005)
- Diploma in Counselling COMPASS (2009)
- Certificate in Introduction to Transactional Analysis 101
Professional Membership Status
It is important for you to know that I am a Registered Member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical codes and standards of practice. This means that you have somewhere to go if you are not happy about any aspect of our work together. I am also committed to life-long personal and professional development and as such I undertake regular training to update my skills and also attend monthly clinical supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- sight loss
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My fee is £40 per 1 hour session, payable after each session for face-to-face counselling or before the session for telephone counselling.
Sessions usually occur on a weekly basis, but other patterns can be accommodated.
I require 24 hours notice for the cancellation of a session, otherwise the cost of the session will be charged.
My website contains more information about me and what to expect from counselling. You can also read more testimonials from previous clients for an insight into what they gained from the service that I offer.
"I can't begin to thank you enough for the time you've given me. I felt broken and lost before I met you with no direction and was left feeling pretty hopeless. But I can honestly say I now have my confidence back, I have plans for my life and for the first time in a long time I'm feeling happier in myself and that is all because of you. You were patient with me, allowing me a safe place to talk openly, and I felt like my struggles were taken very seriously. Thank you for all of your help, kind words and encouragement, the strength I have now is because of you."
Hayley, April 2016
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My availability varies so please get in touch to see what slots I can offer you. I have both daytime and evenings free and my fees are £40 per hour session.
Types of client