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 and trauma, 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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I am a full-time, professional counsellor and three areas I have specialised in are working with men and women who have survived childhood trauma and 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 over three years counselling at an agency which specialises in supporting men and women as they process 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.
Most clients want to talk about their relationships, or lack of relationships, and I see 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. I am happy to work with same sex couples.
In terms of more general counselling, I support men and women 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 offer face-to-face counselling in a small, private office a few minutes walk away from Beckenham Junction station and tram stop, with pay and display parking and several bus routes nearby, but please be aware that I am on the first floor with no lift access. I also offer online counselling (via Skype). However, if the idea of sitting in a small room or online counselling don't really appeal to you, I am now offering walk and talk therapy - please get in touch if you would like more information about this.
Please have a look at my website if you would like to know more about the way I work and information about fees.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please see my website for information about fees.