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 London Bridge and Crystal Palace.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 Tuesday daytimes and evenings available.
I offer open ended psychodynamic therapy. The length of the therapy will be discussed as we proceed.
I will endeavour to respond to your enquiry within two working days.
I practice in We Are Wellness in Hyde Park, Leeds.
Unfortunately I do not have wheelchair access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday daytime and evening available.
Types of client