Jen Woodward Reg.MBACP, MA
Who Am I
As a therapist, I have been described as calm, patient and intuitive. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings for a total of 11 years, including the NHS and Place 2 Be. Today I work in a private practice setting in Headingley, Leeds.
How I Work
I draw techniques from the psychodynamic modality - exploring your past experiences and consciousness in a curious and objective way. Psychodynamic therapy, based on a trusting relationship, involves a deeper exploration of your unique processes including repeated patterns and unconscious thoughts.
Therapy can offer a space in which to process conscious and unconscious thoughts, develop self-reflectivity and learn to accept yourself as you are. Many people - including me - have found it helpful to explore life's struggles in a confidential space.
Counselling can be challenging, as you navigate parts of yourself that are normally kept hidden it may prove difficult to face these areas.
I also offer nature-based psychotherapy, using Meanwood Park as the space or therapy room.
A session lasts 50 minutes, we would meet at the same time each week and would go wherever our feet take us. Nature-based therapy allows for exploration of the natural world, and your relationship with nature.
Who I Work With
All genders, backgrounds and identities are welcome.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over the last four years I’ve immersed myself in the study of psychodynamic therapy, meditation and yoga. My passion led me to complete a Masters in Counselling at Goldsmiths University.
BSc in Psychology
Masters in Counselling from Goldsmiths, University of London
Nature based psychotherapy, The Nature Therapy School
I am passionate about our early experiences echoing into adulthood.
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic counsellor and a member of the BACP.
I regularly attend supervision and professional training and stay up-to-date with the latest research as part of my continuing growth and development.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a 50 minute session from £50. Sessions generally take place at the same time each week in a safe and comfortable consulting room. I hold a small number of concessionary sessions, please enquire about these. I also offer Nature-based psychotherapy.
I currently have some evening sessions available and Saturday's for Nature based psychotherapy.
I offer short or long-term open ended psychodynamic therapy.
I will endeavour to respond to your enquiry within two working days.
I practice in We Are Wellness and The Heart Centre in Headingley, Leeds and Meanwood Park for outdoor sessions.
Unfortunately there is no have wheelchair or mobility scooter access to We Are Wellness.