Jenny Barlow MBACP (Accred)
Whether you are struggling to cope with a critical issue, have a long term problem, or simply need to understand yourself better, I can help. Based in the pretty village of Rushden away from the bustle you will find a safe and comfortable space where you can talk freely with skilled support to help you find your way forward.
With the Person-Centred approach as my base I model my work to suit your individual needs, adding in aspects of other schools of counselling when I feel it will help you.
I understand how important it is that you find a counsellor you feel comfortable with and who suits your needs, so our first session gives you the opportunity to decide, without any obligation, whether or not I might be the right one for you.
Becoming a Counsellor
My pathway to counselling started in the nineties when I attended a ‘Foundation Year in Counselling’ course at evening class. As a result of the personal growth that I experienced and my affinity for the process I wanted to take the study further, but it was not until some time later that I was free to complete the training.
My wide range of life experiences, both personal and in the workplace, has given me depth and breadth of understanding that enhances my ability to empathise at a deep level. Also my personal therapy, undertaken both at critical times in my life and as a weekly requirement when I was training, helps me to understand counselling from your viewpoint. I know just how hard working through issues that come up in counselling can be, not only difficult but sometimes painful, and will support you through this.
I am based in Rushden, a quiet little village tucked away between Baldock and Buntingford. Parking is not a problem as there is plenty of room in the drive.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics. I carry full public liability insurance.
1995 – 2008 Guideposts Trust Friendship Scheme – volunteer befriender for adults with learning difficulties.
2014 – Sept. 2017 – CGL Spectrum drug and alcohol recovery agency – volunteer counsellor
2015 – Sept. 2018 – Women’s Resource Centre, Stevenage – volunteer counsellor
Nov. 2018 ongoing - Garden House Hospice Care, Letchworth - volunteer counsellor
2015 - Higher Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 5, Integrative) Sirvana Banks Training
2013 - Certificate in Counselling Level 3
1996 – Foundation Year in Counselling – Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
My sessions last 50 minutes. I charge an introductory rate of £30 for the first session and thereafter a standard rate of £40.
I am able to offer concessions, by arrangement, for students (aged 18+) and those on limited income.
Recent CPD Courses
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Limited French|
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday Daytime and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|