Jenna Clark - BACP
Hi, I'm Jenna, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.
Writing your skills in a paragraph is difficult, but also important so that you know whether I am the right therapist for you. So I hope to answer any questions you may have about counselling and myself.
Working with me
I am a person centered counsellor, which means my approach is non directive, it's all about you as a whole person. I work with everything in the room and use my skills to facilitate an environment (where a person can draw up the conclusions that they need too). This means we can look at the areas that are causing the emotional friction and turmoil, with the aim of taking this apart, to then get you to a space, where you feel as though you can move on in your life. The process of therapy will allow you to complete the work that you need to on yourself with a helping guiding hand.
Trauma and stresses of life, can be impactive- the impact can cause psychological, physiological and cognitive turmoil. This is due to the neurology of the trauma/stress in that it releases waves of cortisol through our system and with that there is a significant impact. It's important to recognise this, as by exploring these areas and the impact of significant events and stresses of life, we are able to take control over areas that we need to, to bring about change.
I currently have long term and short term clients, and I work with a whole host of matters such as PTDS, CPTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Social Isolation- people who find themselves in emotional turmoil... which is really, really difficult. We are human and although we are resilient, we all feel.
If you have any questions please let me know.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with people that are at crisis for over 12 years. In this time I have spent time working in the fields of Domestic Abuse, Human Trafficking- working with Men, Women and Children in variant situations and circumstances. I trained as a therapist four years ago, and have had my own practice for sometime.
I also work in the Hampton Trust with young teenagers, where I am currently writing programmes based on adverse life experiences and the impact it has on the child/adolescent brain.
- Diploma in Person Centered Counseling and Psychotherapy
- Level 3 Counseling Skills
- Law Degree (LLB Hons)
- Domestic Abuse training and the impact on young people
- Child protection Awareness Programme
- Child Sexual Abuse- making it everyone's business
- Motivational Interviewing
- Listening to and Responding to Children who may be at risk of harm
- Child Protection Training
- Effective Recording for Practitioners
- Motivational Interviewing training
- Understanding and working creatively with children and young people
- OISC training level 1 & 2 Immigration Law
- Safeguarding adults at risk training
- Solution Focused Skills
- Trauma Training
- GDPR training
- Adult Safeguarding
- Adverse Childhood Experiences Level 2 EDU Care
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic Abuse
A lot of my work over the years has been in these areas. I’m currently working in a specialist domestic abuse role alongside my therapy work, and this is inclusive of training to professionals.
- Our initial session is £40
- The sessions after the initial meeting are £40 for 50 minutes.
- Concessionary rate may be available - please contact me to discuss if interested.
- **** COVID 19* in light of this counselling is needed more than ever. I’m offering FaceTime sessions for £35 through this time, please contact me for further details*****
- if you work for the NHS right now and looking for therapy, please contact me as offering reduced rates for key workers. You
What to do next: You can contact me by text, phone or email to arrange a convenient time for our first consultation.The therapy and length of this is determined by you. If needed, I will review the therapy after six weeks, you can at that time choose to finish or continue. Payment for each session is payable by bank transfer 24 hours in advance.
Cancellations: I understand there may be times when you have to cancel and or rearrange a session. I will try to be as flexible as possible but require a minimum of 48 hours notice otherwise the full session fee will be payable.
I practice in Botley, Southampton, the City Centre and Portsmouth. I am happy to travel and see clients at their own address if this is suitable, as I believe that therapy in a comfortable environment, helps the process.