Jen Patrick

Felixstowe IP11 & Ipswich IP1
07925 134387 07925 134387

About me

Please note: I am currently working remotely as a result of the COVID-19 virus. I am still taking on new clients, but sessions will be via Skype or FaceTime until further notice.


Contacting a therapist is likely to be a scary experience. I understand that seeking support takes courage, and can feel like a very big step. Seeking to talk confidentially to another person is, in my view, a sign of self-respect and self worth, and can lead to new insight and understanding. As an introduction, I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation where we can discuss your needs, any questions you may have and decide whether to begin working together. Bringing openness and clarity to the process of therapy can often help ease any fears or uncertainties you may be experiencing.

Sometimes in life we find ourselves in situations, and experiencing feelings, which can seem impossible to move beyond. It is my belief that with the space and time to explore our depths, we can find our own way forward. I believe that every person is unique and has the capacity to change and gain new emotional insight. My aim as a therapist is to support and help people reconnect to a sense of empowerment, which can ultimately lead to change. I believe wholeheartedly in change, and am an advocate of the change process. I am personally aware of the challenges involved in breaking free of destructive and damaging patterns in order to reach potential, having been actively engaged in my own personal and professional development for some time now.

I am a professionally trained Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, with experience working with people from many different social and cultural backgrounds who are experiencing a wide range of issues. I offer a non-judgemental space within which to explore your feelings, thoughts and distressing experiences.

My job is to facilitate the process of you reaching your own potential - I will help you to identify your therapy goals and together we can work towards these. Based on what you bring to therapy, I hold in mind different interventions that I might use if and when I judge it is necessary, and if I feel it may benefit you further.

I am open and sincere in my approach to people, and the therapeutic space I provide is warm and comfortable.

If you have any questions about my practice or the therapy process please do get in touch. I work from my home in Felixstowe, and at the HUB in Ipswich town centre

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdA - Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling (1st) - University of Suffolk.
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency.

I am currently working towards BACP Accreditation

Some of the courses I have attended:

PODs Trauma and the Body: Somatisation & Dissociation (2014)

Lighthouse Applying Protective Interventions MARAC (2015)        

Creative Work with Children and Young People Workshop (2015)

Lighthouse Creative Tools Workshop (2015)

Theory & Application of Sandtray Therapy (2015)

Couple’s Counselling CPD (2016)

An Integrative Approach to Working with Hoarding (2016)

Personal Insights into Attachment Theory (2017)

Congress Attachment and Trauma - The Resilience of Mind and Body (2017)

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If there is a problem you are struggling with which has not been mentioned here, and you would like an open and honest discussion about whether we can work together, please do get in touch.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

My fee is £40 per session for individuals and £75 per session for couples. Sessions last for 40-60 minutes for individuals and 90 minutes for couples.

I have some concessionary sessions available for those on a low income.

If you choose to we can chat on the phone prior to meeting face to face - this is free of charge. It gives us the opportunity to share a brief introduction and answer any questions you may have regarding the process. It will also give us a clearer idea about whether we may be able to work together.


I accept bacs payment transfer in advance of a session. I accept cash.

Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1

Felixstowe
Suffolk
IP11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Flexible: I offer evening and weekend sessions.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Jen Patrick

Jen Patrick