Jennifer Tomkinson, MBACP (reg), PGDip
28 Black Prince Road
I provide therapy for individuals in a safe, confidential and accepting environment. I work with adults 18 years and up on a short-term or long-term basis depending on your needs.
I offer person-centred counselling, providing three core conditions in therapy which allow you as the client to share your story:
- Unconditional positive regard: being accepting and non-judgemental
- Empathy: understanding the perspective of another person
- Congruence: being genuine, open and honest
We all have an in-built ability to grow and develop in order to reach our potential but this can get distorted or interrupted by our experiences. Counselling is an opportunity to reconnect with our potential, explore what matters most and understand ourselves better.
The relationship between counsellor and client is fundamental to therapy. I offer an accepting, understanding and genuine relationship, and a space that is yours. Being truly listened to without judgement can be a rare experience, one that counselling can give you.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. This ensures I work responsibly and professionally, and follow the code of conduct outlined in the framework. For example, I receive regular clinical supervision to critically reflect on my work with clients and all aspects of my counselling practice.
My counselling practice is inclusive of all races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities and religious beliefs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally trained and qualified person-centred humanistic therapist.
I have nearly a decade of experience providing counselling in different settings. I have worked in further education, young adult wellbeing services, and in mental health charities. I currently offer individual counselling in my private practice in central London and at ELOP, a LGBT charity offering a range of wellbeing services in East London. I also run therapy groups and workshops for clients with serious mental health conditions at a homeless charity in the borough of Westminster.
I completed my postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at York St John University, a course that is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Following qualification I have completed various training courses to develop my knowledge further, on subjects including Trauma, Domestic Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Hoarding, Supporting people who hear voices, and Bereavement.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
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Initial assessment (one hour)- £40
Weekly counselling sessions (50 minutes)- £50
An initial assessment will allow you to discuss what has prompted you to seek counselling, and to explore how we will work together. It is a mutual assessment.
During the assessment we will agree a time that is convenient for you and meet at that time on the same day every week for 50 minutes. After six sessions we will review how things are going and agree further sessions depending on this.
Payment is by cash, cheque or bank transfer at the end of every session or on a monthly basis in advance, whichever is best for you.
I practice in a quiet and comfortable room in Albert Embankment, Vauxhall. The room is located in a multi-purpose office space with a central reception. It is on the second floor and accessible via a lift or stairs. There are a couple of steps to enter the building and while the reception area is being redeveloped the accessible entrance is temporarily unavailable.
The room is a 10 minute walk from Vauxhall station (Victoria Line, National Rail), with Westminster, Waterloo, Kennington and Lambeth North tube stations all within 15-20 minutes walking distance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday afternoon and evening sessions available
Types of client