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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 believe passionately in de-mystifying the therapeutic process and showing up as my fully human self with you. 

I have worked extensively with anxiety, uncertainty and upheaval, trauma, self-esteem, depression, feelings of emptiness/ detachment, sexuality/identity, emotional abuse, family and relationship problems, work stress, chronic illness, childhood emotional neglect, reproductive issues, bereavement. I also work with a lot of people in their 20s and 30s who feel a bit "lost" and are struggling to find their life's direction and meaning.  I have a strong interest in cultural identity issues and immigrant experiences. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. 

My main approach is psychodynamic - I am keenly interested in the formative and sometimes unconscious experiences which influence the 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 am once again offering face-to-face sessions.

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 £85/hr.

I dedicate 20% of my availability to concession slots - we can discuss your personal circumstances if this is of interest.

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

My pronouns are she/her. It is important to me that my practice is intersectional, trauma-informed, and affirmative 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. 

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 am a fully qualified, registered member of BACP.  I have also achieved formal accreditation through BACP - this is a voluntary rigorous quality assessment process for experienced practitioners which takes several months to complete and signifies “that you have achieved high standards of knowledge, experience and development”.

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), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), gender-based trauma, the immigrant/refugee experience, mindfulness, eating disorders, and the Highly Sensitive population (HSP). I am undertaking training in EMDR.

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 committed interest in supporting non-heteronormative/nonconforming ways of living/being.

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

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

£85.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • HealthAssured

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 £85/hr.

Zoom/Skype/FaceTime sessions are available.

Concessions may be available upon discussion of your circumstances. Please enquire if you are interested. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

In-person (@WC1V) or online.

Early morning, evening and late evenings available.

Mon  - Fri.

Further information

I am registered with Pink Therapy, a directory for LGBTQ+ therapy services https://www.pinktherapy.com/Home/Practitionerprofile/tabid/148/ctl/ViewPractice/mid/403/_UserId/5893/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

I am also an affiliate of Staple Inn Associates https://www.stapleinnassociates.com/jen-bellanich.html

London
WC1V

London
SW2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

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.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Jen Bellanich - Psychotherapist. MA Psychotherapy & Counselling. MBACP (Accred.)

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