I qualified as a counsellor in 2000, and since then have worked with many people from different walks of life. I am passionate about working with people and supporting people to grow and manage their lives in an ever-changing and ever-challenging world.
I work with individuals and couples. For individuals, it may be you are looking to get over an obstacle, change a pattern or find a deeper understanding of yourself. For couples, you may want to find a way of improving communication, or moving forward from a problem.
I will listen without judgement, and support you in finding your way through the ever-changing world we live in.
I offer both short and long term counselling, and can arrange a brief chat via email, Zoom or Skype at no charge to see if we can work together.
Jennie Geddes BA (hons) PSYCH/ Soc, PG Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)
BACP membership number: 00573247
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a degree in Psychology / Sociology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling gained in 2000. I have had in-depth training in areas including: trauma, PTSD, sexual health and trans-cultural working. I have experience in working within the fields of relationships, trauma, trans-cultural therapy, HIV, sexual health and homelessness.
I qualified as a counselling supervisor, completing my training at the Metanoia Institute in 2008. I offer clinical supervision to student counsellors, experienced counsellors, groups and other workers in the statutory and voluntary sectors.
I have 28 years’ experience of working with people and counsellors in the support and voluntary sector in management and as a practitioner.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with social anxiety, health anxiety and social isolation
I have over 17 years experience in working with loss and dislocation, and people living in the UK from overseas
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I charge £50 per hour for counselling and supervision.
There is no charge for cancellation over 72 hours notice.
I charge £10 for sessions cancelled with less than 72 hours notice to cover my costs for non-refundable room hire charges.
I charge for a full session if cancellation is within less than 24 hours
I can offer appointments from 8.00 am until 8.30 pm
I can offer appointments via Zoom between these times, and face-to-face