Information About Me
Hello I'm Jenni and I founded my Private Practice All Ears Counselling Ltd in East Sussex in 2017 and I recently gained my BACP Accreditation status. I am keen to widen the conversation and encourage everyone to look after their mental health as much as their physical health and welcome the opportunity to talk about how talking therapies can be beneficial to anyone who is experiencing difficulty, particularly in these complex and uncertain times.
I have experience working with Adults throughout East and West Sussex across a wide and varying range of issues. In addition, I work with Charity Oscars Wish Foundation, offering bereavement and counselling support to couples and families who have sadly experienced baby loss, including IVF, miscarriage, stillbirth and neo natal death.
Prior to becoming a Counsellor, my early working years were spent in publishing, marketing and advertising. In later years and whilst raising my family, I began working at a local school for the disabled, which I found immensely rewarding and gave me the experience of caring for others and meeting families whose personal situations were incredibly difficult and challenging.
Counselling has been invaluable in my own life and I have personally experienced how supporting and life changing this can be. I began my professional training 8 years ago, qualifying in a BACP approved Counselling Diploma. After working with a number of charities as a volunteer counsellor, I opened in private practice to continue my Counselling career.
I appreciate how overwhelming modern daily life can sometimes feel, pressures from work, the demands from family and relationships, financial pressures, our concerns for the world's environment and society pressures.
We can be constantly bombarded with news updates as we connect to our tech. In recent years the possibility for a 24-hour on-line lifestyle has led to a culture of constantly 'switched on', inhibiting our ability to 'switch off'. Spending more time on-line we can witness hurtful commentary, trolling and shaming. It's not surprising we have seen a rise in anxiety, depression and feelings of low self-esteem, and not just amongst the younger generation. How easy it is to fall into the pattern of coping, whilst underneath sensing an increasing struggle to keep on top, telling the world 'I'm fine' or 'I'm ok'.
The world moves fast and it's easy for us to ignore the niggling stress signals and carrying on as usual often seems like the most tempting option. Teaching my clients how to slow down and take notice of what in their life is affecting their wellbeing is important. Helping them to find new ways to think, feel, communicate and behave differently can contribute to their change. As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, I offer impartiality and work using a number of different psychotherapies and styles, meaning I am able to tailor your therapy to suit your individual needs and recognise when to work gently or perhaps more challenging and to a pace that suits you. I provide a welcoming, comfortable, safe and private space for you to talk confidentially about whatever your struggles or difficulties may be.
I believe that everybody has the potential to grow and change. It's possible to get rid of unhelpful habits and remove deeply embedded shame from the past. It's possible to improve communication and relationships in life and increasing our self-esteem.
Located in South Chailey, I welcome people from all neighbouring areas including Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Uckfield, Lewes, Newick, Plumpton, Cooksbridge and Crawley amongst others.
To begin your counselling journey, I will invite you for an initial assessment, which gives us both the opportunity to meet. At the assessment I will run through some medical and family history questions and explain in further detail about what you can expect from the sessions. This also gives you the opportunity to ask me any questions with no obligation to book. Working in blocks of 6 sessions, the overall number of counselling sessions will be dependent on your individual needs and will be covered at the assessment.
Counselling sessions with me are currently £50, duration 50 minutes.
The Assessment session is £20 and also 50 minutes.
If you are interested in any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone, email or via my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Experience and Qualifications:
Working in my Private Practice 'All Ears Counselling' since 2017.
Most recently teamed up with the charity Oscars Wish Foundation, offering counselling support to bereaved parents through neo-natal death, stillbirth, miscarriage and IVF complications.
I recently achieved my BACP Accreditation Certificate and now hold
BACP Counselling Accreditation status.
I studied and qualified at the Wealden College of Counselling and Psychotherapy in East Sussex achieving a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling - 2014-2016
TA 101 2014
Certificate in Counselling Skills 2013
Volunteer Counsellor at Sussex Community Development Agency, Newhaven (SCDA) (2015-present)
Volunteer Counsellor at Care For The Carers, Eastbourne (2014-2016)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions available face to face and via Zoom.
Regular sessions Tuesdays - Thursdays 8.30pm - 6pm
Please enquire for availability outside these days or for evening sessions.
Currently working via Zoom. Face to Face sessions on-hold.