Catherine Jennings

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MBACP MA Couns, Psych Bsc, Dip Midw, Life coach, ADHD - CCSP
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8
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About me

Hello, my name is Catherine Jennings, welcome to my profile. I am a Nottingham based counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience offering individual therapy for adults and teenagers.

I work face to face and via Zoom, WhatsApp and telephone.

I am educated to MA level and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

I specialise in exploring romantic attachment, working with teenagers and supporting those with ADHD or who think they may have ADHD.

What I offer:

Clients seek me out for all sorts of reasons - maybe they're having relationship problems, have a heart sink boss/colleague are experiencing anxiety and panic attacks, depression or loneliness. Sometimes clients want emotional support and a safe, confidential space in which to address and talk through specific problems such as a painful breakup, end of a friendship or childhood abuse. Others may want support in making decisions, coping with crisis, working through feelings and inner conflict or improving their communication and relationships with others.

I have a special interest in the subject of "Attachment in Romantic Relationships" and find that although people come to see me about all sorts of issues, sooner or later, our conversations lead to the subject of their love lives...or lack of or how previous relationships were sometimes not peaceful closures. Through my knowledge on the subject of Adult Attachment, I am able to help clients learn more about their own unique attachment style (for example their need for closeness and intimacy within a relationship or perhaps feelings of discomfort and avoidance of such closeness) and find a more positive path forwards in their personal relationships.

I previously worked as a midwife so both men and women contact me regarding upsetting birth experiences, antenatal and postnatal depression, infertility, IVF, miscarriage, relationship changes, loss and adjustment to parenthood.

Having worked in education as a college counsellor I have an understanding of the issues teenagers face. I have supported many young people through challenging times. Common themes young people bring are around identity, wanting to fit in and belong, sexuality, school/college pressures, sleep problems, nightmares, anxiety, homelife worries, self-harming, drugs, loneliness, anger, love, rejection... If you are a teenager or parent of a teenager looking for a private counsellor please contact me with any questions.

I am a Certified Clinical Services Provider ( CCSP ADHD) and am taking on clients with ADHD, I have an understanding of the challenges those with ADHD have and am happy to support. 

Whatever the reason for seeking counselling I always aim to provide a warm, safe and empathic environment for the exploration of painful and sensitive subjects. I believe you are your own expert and will offer you time, attention and respect. I want to help you find your own way through challenging issues and believe this is possible with trust and support.

Benefits of counselling:

If you are wondering whether counselling is for you - there are many positive aspects of coming for counselling: first of all, it can feel a huge relief to express your private thoughts and feelings (and often tears) in a non-judgemental, confidential setting to somebody you trust who is totally separate from the rest of your life - it can feel much better than bottling it all up! Ideas, thoughts and feelings that you feel embarrassed or ashamed of can be aired, explored and contemplated together within the privacy and safety of my therapy room.

A longer term benefit of counselling is positive change. Time and time again I see that clients have a natural tendency to move towards their own growth and healing. After just a few sessions clients often notice that they are beginning to see themselves more clearly, are able to explore their options more deeply and make more conscious choices as to the direction they wish their life to take.

Clients may choose to explore previously fearful or upsetting experiences - abuse, neglect, violence, bullying. Whilst this can feel difficult at the time and there is no “quick fix” it can be positive to witness clients gradually coming to terms with negative past experiences and see the power these negative thoughts and feelings used to have, gradually diminish and lose their hold. It can be liberating to finally leave certain issues to rest and for certain issues to eventually become non-issues.

Often as we get to explore, discover, know and understand ourselves better - we can’t help but become more aware of our feelings and those of others and start to live more spontaneously and mindfully in the present moment. Which is positive for our wellbeing and potentially for our relationships with others.


I hope I have given you a flavour of what I offer. If you would like an initial appointment with me you can text, phone or email me to arrange it. I can usually offer you an appointment within 1 week.

I offer flexibility regarding appointment days and times and work mornings, afternoons and evenings.

I look forward to hearing from you and will always respond promptly to your enquiry.

Finding me:

If you are arriving by car I live on a residential street with free, unlimited on street parking. If you are driving from Derby or Leicester I am situated between Junction 25 and 26 of the M1.

If you are arriving by bicycle I have bike storage.

If you are arriving by bus - the Nottingham City Transport number 35 bus from Nottingham city centre to Bulwell passes near here and the Trent Barton "the two" stops on Trowell Road just around the corner.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters in Counselling (Distinction) (University of Nottingham).
  • Psychol BSc Hons Psychology (Manchester Metropolitan University).
  • Pre Reg Dip Midwifery (University of Nottingham).
  • Certificate, Life Coaching (Newcastle College)
  • Supervision Diploma (Not completed yet - Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute Nottingham).
  • TA101 Transactional Analysis The Berne Institute
  • Dream Training with Alan Leach
  • LGBTQ Training with Sam Hope
  • Let's talk about Sex - Inspire CPD
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Working with Adult Attachment- Inspire CPD
  • Certified Clinical Services Provider ADHD - PESI 

I have worked as a counsellor for 22 years, initially in a GP surgery and local college and in Private Practice for 18 years.

As a member of the BACP, I work within the BACP "Ethical Framework" and within their "Guidelines for Good Practice".

I have full Public Liability Insurance and attend weekly clinical supervision. 

I am actively engaged in ongoing Continual Professional Development  (CPD) and run monthly Personal development/CPD groups.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other issues people might want support with are:

  • Transgender issues (support in transitioning from male to female or female to male)
  • Life transitions (such as career change, moving house/area, empty nest, new parenthood)
  • Work issues (redundancy, panic attacks, bullying, stress and pressure)
  • Ageing parents
  • Sexual issues
  • Low mood
  • Bullying
  • Loss (of a relationship, through aging, of friendships)
  • Bereavement (of a loved one or loved pet)
  • Spiritual exploration
  • Personal development

Therapies offered


£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£55 per 60 minute session for individual counselling (£50 for those on a low income)
£45 per 45 minute session (£40 for those on a low income 
£30 per 30 minute session often suitable for teenagers

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can offer emergency appointments at short notice and initial appointments within one week. Morning, afternoons and evenings appointments available. Concessions for those on a low income.

Further information

I work individually with each client and will work creatively together if that is what you like. I'm a Humanistic counsellor and am open to working with clay, sand, objects, drawings, time lines and memory jars if we agree it will help our therapeutic goals. I have received Dream Training and enjoy working with your dreams.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Although not wheelchair accessible my therapy is ground floor and can be accessed by clients with limited mobility.

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Catherine Jennings
Catherine Jennings