MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, BA (Hons), MBACP
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Hello, I’m Jen and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. Life can sometimes feel challenging and things do not always work out the way we may have planned with everyday stresses and events easily becoming unmanageable. We all need support at some point in our lives to overcome difficulties. Counselling can provide you with the space to explore your feelings and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain leading to a more positive outlook on life. I have worked with clients on a broad range of issues including depression, low mood, anxiety, low confidence/self-esteem, abuse, bereavement, relationship issues, family issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. I currently only work with clients 16+. My particular interests are working with young adults 16+ experiencing emotional and mental health issues.
Although I am predominantly trained from a Person-Centred perspective, I can incorporate other forms of counselling to suit the needs of my client such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My integrative style allows me to adapt in accordance with your needs. I am able to offer both short and long term counselling.
How counselling can help
I know that taking that first step and reaching out for help can feel daunting. I will do my upmost to offer you my genuine understanding, openness, and respect. I place great importance on providing a confidential non-judgemental safe space where you feel comfortable to explore problem areas in your life. I will work alongside you on your journey to help you to find resolutions and develop coping strategies. Counselling can also help you to develop a different perspective and identify the root cause of your problems, which can lead to a happier more fulfilling life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- CPCAB Level 4 in Counselling Children.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- BA (Hons) in Social Work.
Additional Training (CPD)
- Training in Domestic Abuse.
- Training in Self-Harm.
- Training in Connect 5 Mental Health and Wellbeing.
- Training in Skills-based Training on Risk Management.
- Training in Mindfulness Skills.
I subscribe to the concept of continuous learning throughout my career, including training updates as new knowledge becomes available.
I have a wide range of experience within the field of mental health dating back to 2009 when I started to support both adults and children with a variety of different mental health issues. Alongside my private practice, I am a qualified social worker and work currently for a local authority providing early intervention and prevention services to children and families. I have previously worked as an emotional health and wellbeing practitioner with children and young people. I have experience of counselling clients from a local charity MhIST and have also provided counselling to children in schools through Place2Be.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation where we can explore how we might work together and what your expectations are for therapy.
£40 per 50-minute session. I can offer face to face, online or telephone counselling.
Reduced rates available for trainee counsellors.
When I work
I currently have availability on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
My practice is based in the Blackfriars area of Manchester, which is a 10-minute walk from Deansgate and 20-minute walk from Piccadilly Gardens. There is free on street parking available on the road outside the cul-de-sac.
I adhere at all times to the British Association for Counselling Ethical Framework where I am a registered member, which includes regular supervision. I have relevant insurance and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
I understand how difficult it is to take the first step to reaching out for help. I treat all enquiries with understanding, empathy and total confidentiality. Please contact me via email or phone to discuss how we may work together.