Jennifer J Freeman - Dip Couns, MBACP
Newlands Medical Centre
315 Chorley New Road
Hello, I’m Jennie and I am an experienced and highly qualified counsellor who practises person-centred therapy based in Manchester.
Sometimes life can seem full of anxieties, problems and stress. You may feel low, lacking in self-esteem, depressed and unsure why you are feeling these emotions. At times like these it can feel that life is becoming unsatisfying, overwhelming or even debilitating. I understand the pressures of life, I can empathise with those feelings and I have the training, skills and disposition to work with you towards a brighter and easier future.
I recognise that the first step to making changes can sometimes be the hardest. Change can feel frightening and daunting; sometimes finding the time to change can seem yet another problem rather than the solution. If you are reading my profile and considering counselling you have taken that difficult first step to feeling more fulfilled, content and happy. I would like to help you continue on your journey.
What to expect from person-centred counselling:
You may be wondering what to expect from counselling and how it is different to talking with friends, family and colleagues. As a person-centred counsellor, I offer an unbiased, non-judgemental and totally confidential safe space in which you can talk freely and where I will listen and work with you to explore and identify the issues that are troubling you. I will never give advice or tell you what to do; the ability to change will come from within you and from our working together with trust, mutual respect and honesty.
What to expect from our initial session:
At our first session you will have the opportunity to discuss the issues that have led you to seek counselling. Often knowing where to start can feel overwhelming however you will have the space and time to be able to talk freely about what is troubling you. At the end of our session, if you feel that you would like to continue with counselling, we can talk about the next steps which will include organising subsequent sessions, agreeing how we will work together and payment options.
If you feel that I can help you move forward, please call me for an initial chat with a view to making an appointment.
Where I practice:
The Newlands Centre is a well known and long established centre based on Chorley New Road, Bolton, conveniently located close to the motorway networks and easily accessible via public transport. The centre also has well lit free on-site parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professional therapeutic counsellor who has undertaken a total of almost 6 years training, resulting in the following qualifications:
- Diploma Level 5 in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Ongoing Professional Development: Includes short courses in a wide range of areas e.g. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training; Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse; Recognising and Responding to Abuse
I am currently working towards a qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
In addition to my own life experiences I have gained a wealth of knowledge as a volunteer at Beacon Bolton Counselling Services where I have worked with a variety of people from all walks of life who have faced and lived through a diverse range of issues.
I am a full member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work according to their principles and ethics. For further information on the BACP Ethical Framework please copy and paste the following URL into your search engine: http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
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It is important to make sure that you feel comfortable and that I will be the right counsellor for you. I offer an initial, free of charge, thirty minute session and if you decide that we can work together subsequent 50 minute sessions will be charged at £45.
It is not always obvious why we experience low mood, a lack of fulfilment or depression. Sometimes what we think is causing the problem may not be the issue or the only factor.
You may wonder where to start in explaining why you feel the way you do and that in itself can feel overwhelming.
Together we can work through whatever you decide to bring to counselling; nothing is too small, too insignificant or too great. It may be that the issues you bring cannot in themselves be fully resolved, however how you feel about them and yourself, the impact on your life and the way you think has the potential to bring change and this change can enable you to move forward with your life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available evenings and Saturday afternoon.
Types of client