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About me

"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."

You possess the innate ability to create profound and lasting change in your life. As a psychotherapist, I provide an authentic and safe relationship to help you achieve that, through exploration, support and challenge. Using a straightforward style, I take a bespoke approach with each client, allowing your needs to guide our work.

I have worked extensively with anxiety, uncertainty and upheaval, trauma and abuse, depression, feelings of emptiness/ emotional detachment, domestic partner violence, family and relationship problems, work stress, chronic illness, sexuality/identity and reproductive issues, complicated bereavement. I also have a strong interest in cultural identity issues. I am experienced in providing both short-term and long-term therapy.

My primary approach is psychodynamic - I am keenly interested in the formative and sometimes unconscious experiences which shape our current day lives.

My office is centrally located at Chancery Lane, Holborn, (WC1V), where I also offer early morning and late evening availability.

I also offer online therapy, which can be more convenient for people with limited time, mobility, access or availability.

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 feel free to text/email/call 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.

I offer a limited number of concession slots - we can discuss your personal circumstances if this is of interest

More About Me:  I come from a 20yr background in social services. In my spare time, I enjoy running, art and independent music gigs.

It is important to me that my practice is trauma-informed, intersectional, and supportive of all nonheteronormative/nonconforming ways of living/being. I undertake my own work on anti-racism, anti-ableism and anti-oppressive practice on a continual basis. My pronouns are she/her.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University
  • PgDip Psychotherapy and 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 regularly undertake professional development on an ongoing basis as best practice, with a particular interest in: polyvagal theory, somatic/sensorimotor modalities, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), trauma, the immigrant/refugee experience, mindfulness, eating disorders.

I am a fully qualified and accredited registered member of BACP.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a strong interest in supporting individuals who have experienced gender-based violence and lived-experience trauma.

My approach is GSRD (Gender, Sexuality, Relationship Diversity) affirmative - I have a strong interest in supporting non-heteronormative/nonconforming ways of living/being.

I have a strong interest in cultural identities, expat and "othering" experiences.

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Fees

£65.00 per session

Additional information

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 email, text or call 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.

Zoom/Skype/FaceTime sessions are available.

Concessions may be available upon discussion of your circumstances. Please enquire if you are interested. I am currently offering 20% concession for those who are furloughed/unemployed.

Concessions offered for

  • Unemployed

Availability

In-person (@WC1V) or online.

Early morning, evening and late evenings available.

Mon  - Fri.

Further information

https://www.stapleinnassociates.com/jen-bellanich.html

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Unfortunately my offices for in-person sessions are on the third floor in a 16th century building which is not wheelchair accessible, and may present challenges for anyone with mobility impairments.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Jen Bellanich, Psychotherapist. MA Psychotherapy & Counselling. MBACP (Accred.)

Jen Bellanich, Psychotherapist. MA Psychotherapy & Counselling. MBACP (Accred.)