Jen Woodward

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Leeds LS6 & LS16
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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 Place2Be. Today I work indoors in Headingley and outdoors in Golden Acre.

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.

All my sessions are tailored to the persons needs, ensuring the best outcomes form my clients. I have worked with a range of people and have a good understanding of neurodiversity.

Face-to-face Outdoor Psychotherapy

I offer nature-based psychotherapy, this is currently on pause but if you are interested in outdoor therapy do get in contact.

A session lasts 50 minutes, we meet at the same time each week in Golden Acre Park. Nature-based therapy allows for exploration of the natural world, and your relationship with nature as well as yourself.

Who I Work With

All genders, backgrounds and identities are welcome.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over the last few years I’ve immersed myself in the study of psychodynamic therapy, meditation and yoga. This led me to complete a Masters in Counselling at Goldsmiths University. I continue to do training based on who and what I'm working with in order to keep up to date and further my professional growth.


BSc in Psychology

Masters in Counselling from Goldsmiths, University of London

Nature based psychotherapy, The Nature Therapy School

Compassionate Enquiry by Gabor Maté

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.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£55.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a 50 minute session from £55. 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 sessions available on Tuesday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's.

I offer short or long-term, open ended psychodynamic therapy.

I will endeavour to respond to your enquiry within two working days.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Consultation Rooms

I practice in The Heart Centre in Headingley, and Golden Acre Park for outdoor sessions.

There is wheelchair or mobility scooter access at The Heart Centre in Headingly.

Cottage Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4DD

Golden Acre Park, Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 8BQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Jen Woodward
Jen Woodward