Jenni Gates

Lympstone, Devon, EX8

About me

Please see:

For: A style of counselling tailored to your needs.

I work in an integrative way, and also creatively (sand-tray, expressive-arts, holistic)

  • Self-esteem and 'feel-good' work.
  • Relationship and family work.
  • 'Mindfulness' for all.
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
  • CBT.
  • Person Centred.

My counselling is about finding out what YOU need and facilitating the changes you desire.

Training, qualifications & experience

Academic degrees:

MA (hons) 2.1 University of Glasgow - English Lit / Psychology

Adv Dip Int Counselling - The Iron Mill Institute, Exeter

Several other qualifications (of university recognised standard, including training qualifications and experience) based around:

Youth work (various UK recognised)
Sexual Health and LGBT support (Terrence Higgins Trained) Experience in schools.      Gender Specialist (British Association of Gender Identity Specialists)                          Families work (specialism young people pre-court -YOT Dorset)
Autism (specialism/training, specialist sensory needs - Scotland and Goa, India)
Domestic Violence (awareness for adults and young people, trainer on RESPECT)
Self-Harm (trainer on 'coping with self-harm') experience NHS Highlands (Scotland)
Depression (various and integrative)
Suicide Intervention (ChooseLife, NHS Scotland)
PND and post/pre natal needs (Children's Centres Exeter)
Needs of carers (C4C - Devon Carers)

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialisms in 'Families work - all issues', Stress, Suicide and coping with Bereavement, Loss, Anger, Self-harm, Ambition, Self-esteem and 'Coping', Sexuality and Gender Identity.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£40 per hour


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Flexible hours for private counselling & online option. See website for more details.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Jenni Gates

Jenni Gates