Jean Young BACP Accredited Individual and Couples Counsellor
As well as counselling for anxiety and depression, I specialise in supporting male and female survivors of child sexual abuse, bereavement and relationships. I am a qualified relationship counsellor and work with individuals and couples who need a safe space to explore their issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
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Three areas I have specialised in are working with men and women who have survived childhood abuse of all types (which includes neglect as well as emotional, physical and sexual abuse), bereavement and relationships. I spent two years on the NAPAC support line (napac.org.uk) and I spent over three years counselling at an agency which specialises in supporting men and women as they work through issues arising out of childhood abuse, sexual violence and trauma experienced at any age. I acknowledge that men can sometimes find it hard to ask for help, but it is important to recognise that looking for support is a strength and not a sign of weakness,
My experience of bereavement includes supporting people who have experienced many types of loss including childhood bereavement, the death of a child (including miscarriage and abortion), the loss of a parent, sudden and traumatic death and bereavement by suicide.
As soon as I started seeing clients I witnessed the impact that any kind of emotional or mental health problem (not just abuse and bereavement) can have on relationships. I decided to train as a relationship counsellor with Relate and I now work with individuals and couples who need a safe place to explore their relationship difficulties. It can be quite daunting for men to engage in couple therapy, so I do my best to work in a way which validates the positive qualities which both men and women bring to relationships. I am a straight woman but I am happy to work with gay and straight couples.
In terms of more general counselling, I support people who are experiencing a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal feelings, anger, symptoms of PTSD (such as dissociation and flashbacks), trauma, loneliness and work-related stress. I also enjoy working with people who have borderline issues.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and my qualifications include a Diploma in Relationship Counselling, a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and an Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling.
I work in a small, private office a few minutes away from Beckenham Junction station and tram stop, pay and display parking and several bus routes. However, I sometimes visit clients in their own homes when appropriate. Please have a look at my website for information about fees.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Borderline personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Please see my website for information about fees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime, some evenings and Saturdays
Types of client