Jennie Saunders Registered Member MBACP Snr Accred, UKRCP Reg
Asking for help is not a statement that you cannot cope. It is a firm decision to take control and begin to understand your distress. I offer you a safe and supportive space in which we can explore what it is that troubles you.
Who am I
I am a Senior Accredited/Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of the UK Register of Independent Counsellors.
Throughout my life I have always worked closely with people in many different fields. For the past 23 years, as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I have worked within Mental Health, a G.P Practice, with the families of drug users, as staff counsellor for a Hospice and in the workplace. I now work mainly as a private practitioner taking referrals from individuals who contact me privately and I also take formal referrals from the NHS, Education and am the in-house staff counsellor for a special school and various companies.
What do I do
Counselling is a talking therapy and through a skilled process of listening and responding I will help you to explore the issues that are troubling you. Throughout your counselling with me, confidentiality will be of the highest priority and I will work always toward helping you to feel safe, respected and heard. I will endeavour to be non-judgemental and offer you a supportive relationship in which we can explore the best way forward for you.
You may want to work with clearly defined issues, for which short-term solution focused counselling could be appropriate. Alternatively you may want to have the opportunity to explore the issues that are troubling you in greater depth. This may mean re-visiting past experiences and influences that could be affecting your present life and have implications for your future. This longer term counselling promotes deeper understanding of yourself and the ways you interact with the world and those around you. Whether your counselling is short term or long, there is nearly always an element of the work which looks to the future and at ways to make positive changes in your thoughts and behaviour.
My counselling model is Integrative (humanistic). This means that, of the various different counselling approaches I trained with, I now use whichever combination suits the needs of my individual client.
I work with people of all ages and from all walks of life. I also work with couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional status
My Senior Accredited status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) guarantees that, over many years, I have met very strict and far-reaching criteria and continue, through annual re accreditation to do so.
These standards are maintained through continuing professional and personal development with appropriate needs led training and regular clinical supervision. Through accreditation with my professional body (BACP), I am accountable for the work I do with clients and I also work in accordance with its Ethical Framework and am subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.
My initial training to Advanced Diploma level was over five years and encompassed many different models and theoretical approaches to counselling. During this training period all the more common issues which might be brought to counselling were explored in great depth. This initial and extensive training has been followed by further on going training which has included: Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Post Traumatic Stress, Supervision, Sexual Abuse, Suicide and Self Harm, Spirituality, Attachment, Creative Therapies, Body Psychotherapy, to name but a few. My training is continuous and carefully structured to meet my professional development plans which are in line with BACP re-accreditation requirements
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I often work with clients who are struggling with change and adjustment in their lives. For instance: transition from adolescence to adulthood: child birth: retirement: break up of relationships: menopause: children leaving home: ill health: loss. In fact all of these life transitions are related to loss of some kind.
I do work with couples
£40 - 45 per session for individuals
£50 per session for couples (£60 for 1.5 hrs)
A counselling session lasts for 55 minutes
I am available during the normal working day from Monday - Friday. The last appointment that I offer is 5 - 6 p.m.
Where I work
I work from Clive in North Shropshire.
Tel: 01939 220568. If I am not available to answer your call, you can safely leave a message and I will get back to you very quickly or please feel free to email me using the link at the top of this profile.
I also offer supervision to counsellors, personal therapy to student counsellors.