Hi, I'm Jen and I am an integrative counsellor working out of Macclesfield, Cheshire. I offer face to face counselling, telephone counselling and online counselling by video call or email. I also offer couples counselling.
Do you suffer from depression or anxiety? Have you been bereaved or suffered a loss? Perhaps you have relationship difficulties or would like to work on building your self-esteem. I offer face to face or online counselling by email or video call and together we can work on helping you to find your strength and the tools needed to help you through these challenging times.
I was trained in the Humanistic approach as an integrative counsellor and I have a strong grounding in the person-centred approach. This means I will work with you in a non-directive manner to help you find the right solution to your issues. The integrative aspect of my counselling means that sometimes I may draw on methods from other approaches if I feel this would benefit you.
I truly believe that everyone has it within themselves to grow and change, no matter their life circumstances. Together we will create a confidential, warm, empathic and non-judgemental space in which you can work towards achieving your aims and becoming the person you want to be.
On your contact we will have a brief discussion around your reasons for seeking counselling at this time and your aims for counselling, this will help us both to establish if we both feel we can work together. We will then agree a time and date to meet, where possible we will continue to meet weekly at this time. I offer both short or long term counselling to suit your needs but do look to review your ongoing needs on a regular basis.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a counsellor since 2012. I obtained my Foundation Degree in Counselling from the University of Bristol in 2013, I achieved a distinction. The course covered humanistic counselling approaches, with a strong focus on the person-centred approach. It also covered creative writing for therapeutic purposes.
I also have a Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling and a Certificate in Online Counselling.
I have trained in alcohol and drug addiction counselling through my time counselling at The SWAN Project in Bristol and Turning Point in Stroud. I have also attended training days on creative writing, mindfulness and Transactional Analysis. I have trained in bereavement and loss counselling and have worked both with individuals and with groups around the issues of loss and grief. I have also worked for Bristol Mind providing counselling for individuals suffering from depression and anxiety where I trained in telephone counselling.
Alongside my private practice I also work for Bupa Employee Assistance, having worked as a telephone counsellor, a senior telephone counsellor and now a Service Team Manager.
I currently take referrals from Anxiety UK as an approved therapist and I also welcome referrals fro GPs, employee assistance programs and other third parties.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Individual counselling (face to face and online)
Each 50 minute session is charged at £45.
Couple counselling (face to face)
Each 50 minute session is charged at £55.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There are a couple of steps to my front door. My counselling room on the ground floor by my front door. However, my bathroom facilities are located on the first floor.
I currently offer face to face or online appointments on Mondays during the daytime (11am - 3pm)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|