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About me

Hi, my name is Jennie and I am a therapeutic counsellor and supervisor.

I qualified as a Person-Centred counsellor in 2000 and as a Therapeutic Supervisor in 2005. I have experience of working with adults around a range of issues, including people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

We all experience difficulties at some point in life; that can seem overwhelming, painful or hard to get through.  There are occasions when we can overcome these challenges quite easily: we bounce back and get on with our lives.  Some other times, our experiences can leave us stuck and unable to move on, perhaps even affecting our lives deeply. That is when we need professional support – no one has all the answers all the time.

I offer an opportunity for you to talk through your problems in confidence and without judgment or agenda, but with warmth and empathy.  I respect your right to make your own decisions. I will encourage and support you to build up and strengthen your inner resources so that you feel empowered to live the best version of your life.

If you would like to find out whether counselling is for you, have any questions or would like to make an appointment, I can be contacted by email at: jennielevers@yahoo.co.uk or by telephone: 07900 543 025 - please send me a text message (or email) if I am unable to answer your call at the time.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling - 2000
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Supervision - 2004
  • Introduction to Psychology - 1996
  • Introduction to Gestalt Psychotherapy - 1996
  • RSA in Counselling Skills - 1998
  • Lewisham Mayor and Cabinet Women of Achievement Award 2004
  • Domestic Violence Awareness - 2006
  • Anti-Stalking and Harassment Training - 2007
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Training - 2008
  • OCN Accredited: Developing and Delivering Domestic Violence Training 2009
  • Positive Therapy - 2008
  • Working with Caribbean Families: Fathers and Sons - 2009
  • The Impact on life and relationships based on culture, upbringing and experiences - 2009
  • Child Bereavement - 2011
  • Empires of the Mind: Colonial History & Its Implications for Counselling & Psychotherapy - 2011
  • Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process - 2011
  • The Effects of Separation and Loss: Therapeutic Approaches - 2012
  • Transference and Interpersonal Perception in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship: An Adlerian Perspective - 2013
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid - 2013
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid - 2013
  • Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Training - 2014
  • Accredited Skills course Working with Female Survivors of Sexual Violence - 2014

I am committed to personal and professional development and, with this in mind, I attend training, seminars, supervision and am an avid reader to support my knowledge and work with clients.

Member organisations

BACP

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with issues pertaining to race, culture and identity.

Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Counselling:  60 mins - £65 per session

Supervision:  60 mins - £65 per session

When I work

I am available Monday to Thursdays and I see clients for 1 hour on a weekly basis.

Further information

I offer counselling and supervision via Skype or telephone.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Social