Judith Henjes UKCP Reg, Dr phil, MSc
3 Abbey Street
Hello and welcome
I'm an Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor working in private practice in Market Harborough. I see adults of all ages. I use a warm, relational approach which is suitable if you are struggling with difficult feelings, relationship issues or stressful circumstances.
What is the therapy like?
I offer a confidential space where you are safe from judgement. This helps to speak about private troubles and can bring relief and a new perspective. Together we can look at your thoughts and feelings in the context of your current life and previous experiences. I will join you in your search for understanding and the way forward. Between us, we form a working partnership dedicated to your needs.
How does it work?
As an Integrative therapist, I believe that everybody means well and tries to have a good life. When things go wrong, we can get stuck and become unhappy. In your therapy sessions, I will support you in the exploration of your difficulties and in the search for new answers. Having someone alongside can help you to try out different responses to old problems. We will work at your pace and to your goals.
How long will it take?
There is no fixed answer to this. Some people feel that a few weeks are enough to help them through a tough time. Others wish to engage more deeply in the process and move towards personal change. Depending on your needs and preferences, we can meet short-term (4-6 sessions), for a fixed time or open-ended. You will never be encouraged to stay in therapy longer than required.
My counselling room is in Market Harborough in the Mindtalk practice. The building is near the town centre with nearby parking. The practice has a private entrance, a small waiting area and a toilet. My room is on the second floor.
If you'd like to know more or book a first session, you can phone me or send an email or text. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Life experience and training
Growing up in Germany, my early interests were languages and health. I worked in nursing and business. Eventually, I studied literature to doctoral level. Twenty years ago, I relocated permanently to England where I taught German and later ESOL. Transitioning between cultures, languages, countries and nationalities brought challenges and enrichment.
Everywhere, I met people who were striving to have good lives but not always succeeding. I also got to know people who achieved a good quality of life despite difficult conditions. I often wondered about that and eventually trained in counselling. I started out in psychodynamic counselling because I found unconscious motivation fascinating. Later, I chose Integrative therapy because it addresses the whole person and the impact others have on us.
I have also been a client several times, most recently alongside my training in Integrative counselling and psychotherapy. Seeing a therapist helped me through difficult periods and improved the relationships I have with myself and others. I remain committed to my own professional and personal development.
Qualifications and work experience
2012-2016 MSc Integrative Counselling and Counselling (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and Staffordshire University)
2009-2011 Cert HE Counselling Skills (Leicester University)
1996 Dr phil Literature (Giessen University / Germany)
1991 MA German and English Literature (Giessen University / Germany)
3 years at Mind, Kettering
3 years at Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy, Leicester
3 years at Victim Support, Leicester
Membership in professional bodies
United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance (PPS)
I abide by the ethical codes of UKCP and BACP. I have regular supervision with a UKCP-registered supervisor to ensure that I work effectively. I also attend workshops and courses as part of my continuous professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Living with a difficult diagnosis; having a relative with a mental health problem; self-care and resilience; living with more than one language or culture; recovering from being a victim of crime.
The fee for 50 minute session is £50. Please talk to me about concessions if you are unwaged or on a low income.
I have special expertise in a number of areas:
Self-care to look after yourself during times of stress (1-4 sessions).
Living with a person with a mental health problem.
Managing life around IBS.
Issues around migration, e.g. exploring your identity, moving countries, or cultural conflicts in the family.
Recovering from being a victim / witness to crime.
Long-term psychotherapy with the aim to facilitate psychological transformation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wednesday, Thursday and Friday daytime and evening. If you're in distress, I'll do my best to meet with you as soon as possible.
Types of client