Jennifer Horsfall, Gestalt Psychotherapist & Couples Counsellor - BACP
32 Cambray Court
I'm a Gestalt Psychotherapist offering short term and open ended counselling, psychotherapy and couples therapy. I bring 20 years experience of working in the NHS and Higher Education as a therapist.
Alongside my therapy work I also work as a Wellbeing student mentor at a local university, a life coach, and a trainer. I have specialised skills in work related stress, trauma, and relationship/intimacy issues. My background as a mental health professional means I have extensive experience of helping people with anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, and eating issues.
Informed by training in Gestalt Therapy my approach is holistic. This could include exploring your feelings, beliefs, dreams, and expressions in your body. I also work relationally, attending to the dynamics between us, and using our therapeutic relationship as a tool for growth.
I provide an open, warm, and supportive space in which you can explore past or current issues. I bring a professional, honest, and creative approach and I'm deeply committed to my work. I practice in a collaborative way, so that together we can create a therapeutic relationship where you feel understood and accepted.
I can help you move through those difficult times in life where you may be feeling low, stuck, or uncertain about things. I can support you in finding deeper levels of acceptance, confidence and clarity. We can also experiment with new ways of relating so that you can make more satisfying and fulfilling life choices.
In addition I offer life coaching which can support you in clarifying the direction of your life and take effective action to achieve your potential and optimise your quality of life. I can help you to recognise and build on existing strengths, and develop effective approaches to your work, relationships and personal wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have substantial professional experience of working with a wide range of emotional and psychological issues, often related to trauma. I have supported many individuals who experience difficulties in relation to: depression, anger, anxiety, bereavement, eating issues, self harming, suicidal thoughts and alcohol/drug issues. Some of the common themes include loss, lack of control, low sense of self worth and difficulties relating to 'self' and 'others'.
I hold a post graduate diploma in Gestalt Therapy as well as a post graduate diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy. I also hold a Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Studies and have specialist skills in working with trauma. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred). Further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness allows me to integrate these approaches into my work if it seems appropriate.
I have worked extensively in a variety of NHS settings as a mental health professional and I remain registered with the Health Professionals Council (HCPC). I also worked in higher education creating a Wellbeing Service to support the emotional and psychological needs of students and provided training, supervision and consultancy to staff.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
£45 - £55 (depending on circumstances)
Initial FREE telephone consultation (up to 20 minutes).
As a member of MBACP (Accred) I follow the Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I receive regular professional supervision, and I am committed to continuing professional and personal development.
I am deeply passionate and committed to my work as a counsellor and coach and believe that all experiences, especially the challenging one's, can lead to growth, insight and healing.
I believe it is important to choose a counsellor that you can connect with. Therefore I am happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about counselling and psychotherapy so that you can make a decision that is right for you.
In Cheltenham I practice at the Practice Rooms located in the very centre of Cheltenham in a peaceful pedestrian walkway. It is a beautiful building and provides an ideal therapeutic setting. In Stroud my practice is based in a peaceful room of my home, with free parking nearby.
Based on your specific needs I can offer counselling, psychotherapy or coaching, in person or over the phone, so do please make contact if you would like to discuss these options further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening slots available during the week
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|