Kristine Jenkins BPC FPC MBACP
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. - Carl Jung.
Sometimes life can seem so overwhelming that we do not know how to cope or where to turn. We can become angry and take our frustrations out on everyone around us. Or we can become depressed and withdrawn, making us feel isolated and lonely. Loss and grief can feel very frightening, impacting negatively on our relationships with others. In such cases, it can be difficult to confide in family or friends, for fear of burdening or offending them.
Seeking out a counsellor can feel very daunting. I am an experienced BPC registered counsellor and psychotherapist, and over the years I have gained valuable experience in working with a range of different issues. I offer a safe, confidential space to explore what is troubling you, in your own time and at your own pace. In this way of working, we look at what is troubling you now, while exploring events in the past that may impact on how you live in the present, the relationship you have with yourself and others. Many people find this approach very helpful, leading to new insights and increased self-awareness.
Couples therapy can be a powerful way for two people to explore, enrich and heal their relationship. As in individual therapy, we look at the issues that are troubling the relationship here and now, while exploring events in the couple's past, both their individual backgrounds as well as going back to the beginnings of the relationship. Couples therapy is, therefore, a powerful journey of self- discovery for the individual as well as the couple.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, qualifying as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with wpf Therapy (one of the most prestigious therapy organisations)
Trained bereavement counsellor with The Peace Hospice, Watford.
Experience: open-ended and short-term therapy, working with Eating Disorders, anxiety disorders, Bereavement specialist, Assessment counsellor, couples counselling and psychotherapy.
Honorary couples psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic (NHS)
Registered with the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC)
Registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
As a member of these organizations, I am bound by their Code of Ethics and Practice. I am fully insured, in regular supervision and fulfill the requirements of the above organizations for continuing professional and personal development (CPD)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Initial assessment: £50.00 (individuals and couples)
I occasionally have sessions available at a reduced fee if you are unemployed or on benefits. I also work with students and trainee counsellors.
I offer an initial assessment where we can explore what is troubling you in the strictest confidence and find out whether counselling is for you. Please give me a ring or send me an email to arrange an initial meeting. If I am unable to answer the phone immediately, do leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Your message will remain confidential.
Subsequent appointments are based on 50-minute sessions at the same time each week. Sessions can be open–ended or short term (typically 10-12 sessions initially).
I can also point you in the direction of other colleagues and agencies if it would be helpful.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday daytime and evening Tuesday- Thursday daytime until 6.30 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|