Jen Bellanich, Psychotherapist. MA, BA Psych (Hons), PgDip., MBACP
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
Humans have an an amazing capacity for change. Knowing ourselves is the key to unlocking that capacity.
As a psychotherapist, I am keenly interested in how our current-day lives have been shaped by formative past experiences and unconscious processes. Within this framework, I take a tailored approach to each client, allowing the needs of the individual to guide my work.
I am experienced in providing both short-term and long-term therapy, covering a range of issues with a straightforward style. I have worked extensively with trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, chronic illness, reproductive issues (infertility, pregnancy, bereavement), and have a strong interest in cultural identity issues.
I offer face-to-face sessions (including early morning and late evening availability) at my office practice at Chancery Lane, Holborn, (WC1V) as well as flexible FaceTime/Skype sessions. I also have availability on Saturdays.
I come from a 20yr background in social services. In my spare time, I enjoy running, art and independent music gigs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University
- PgDip Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University
- Foundation Certificate in Counselling, Regent's University
- BA Psychology (Hons), New York University
I have worked in charitable organisations and private practice, and have experience of running wellbeing workshops for corporate clients. Please contact me if this is of interest.
I continue to undertake professional development on an ongoing basis, including recent areas of working with: trauma, couples, the immigrant/refugee experience, suicidality, Transactional Analysis, EFT, mindfulness, eating disorders, and clinical assessment.
I am registered with BACP and UKCP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a strong interest in cultural identities, expat and "othering" experiences.
I also have a strong interest in gender/sexual identity and non-heteronormative/non-traditional relationship minority experiences, such as non-binary/gender-nonconforming individuals, or those in non-monogamous/polyamorous relationships.
I offer a reduced fee initial consultation at £45, allowing you to discuss the issues you'd like to focus on, and to decide if I'm the right fit for you as a therapist. Please contact me to arrange a consultation session.
Following on from the first meeting, sessions are weekly, either short-term or longer-term. Fees are £65/hr. FaceTime/Skype sessions are offered at £50.
Concessions may be available upon discussion of your circumstances. Please enquire if you are interested.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Early morning and late evenings also available. Saturday availability. FaceTime/Skype sessions available.