Jennifer Pomfret - Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Counselling
Lytham St. Annes
01253465440 / 07932943164
I am a qualified counsellor and offer face to face, telephone and email counselling. I work with individuals and couples.
I retrained as a therapist after many years employed as a Ward Sister in the NHS. I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor currently working with a wide range of client groups. I attend monthly supervision with a qualified supervisor to support my practice and have an enhanced DBS certificate. In addition, I am a member of BACP and adhere to its ethical framework to support my therapy practice and I am covered by professional indemnity insurance.
My training and experience
I worked as a counsellor for several years within the Primary Mental Health Team, a part of NHS Counselling Services, where I had a caseload of clients with a range of presenting issues including low confidence and self esteem, anxiety, grief and loss and low mood. As part of my role I received extensive training and guidance working within Data protection legislation,Clinical Governance and Confidentiality policies.
I hold a First class Health Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The type of therapy I offer
My initial therapeutic training was Integrative with a humanistic theoretical base. This means that I work in a Person-centered way offering the core conditions of Empathy, Genuineness and Unconditional Positive Regard to build a trusting relationship and promote client autonomy. As an Integrative therapist, I incorporate a number of different approaches within our sessions including: Solution Focused Brief Techniques, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive interventions, Problem solving, Goal setting and Anxiety management. All are evidence based techniques and support current best practice within NICE guidelines
I work with you in a way that offers you a safe, comfortable and confidential space. I don't judge you but listen to what you have to say, supporting you to explore your experiences, thoughts and feelings at a deeper level, encouraging self reflection, in order for you to gain a better understanding of yourself and so enabling you to make your own decisions with regard to issues you find troubling. In my work I endeavour to help my clients to gain a better understanding of their difficulties, and this in turn can help a person to consider different ways of dealing with issues both in the past, present and future. This often allows that sense of 'stuckness', which often accompanies emotional discomfort to shift,and thus enables and empowers an individual to move forward in their life.
I understand this is a difficult time for you and looking for a counsellor can be confusing and overwhelming. Please do feel free to contact me if you have any questions or you would like to have an informal chat on the phone. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation should you feel you need to discuss my services with you and to see if I am the right person to work with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Certificate in Education
Bsc Rehabilitation Studies (Health) 1st class
PostGraduate Diploma with merit in Integrative Psychotherapy
Extensive nursing experience in the NHS.
Experience of working in the education sector.
Experience of counselling with a voluntary organisation.
Over 3 years experience working as a counsellor with GP based mental Health team.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss - retirement, illness
Pet bereavement issues
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
Cost of sessions
£30 - individual face to face
£25 -Telephone session
£38 - Couple counselling session
Sessions will last 60 minutes.
I have experience of both short and longer term therapy.
A short number of consecutive sessions is advisable following which flexible sessions, for example fortnightly or monthly can be arranged according to a client's requirements.
I also offer maintenance therapy whereby clients having attended therapy may wish to access therapy periodically or may wish to access follow up one off sessions.
I can see clients in Lytham and Fullwood Preston.
Please contact me for appointment times.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client
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