Jennifer Cawley, MBACP, Dip Counselling
COVID-19 Update: In line with Government guidelines, I am offering online therapy only. If you would like to try online therapy and book an initial consultation, please do get in touch.
I am an experienced psychotherapist working with individuals privately and at The School of Life. I have also worked with women's groups in the NHS.
My style of therapy is integrative, which means I draw on a range of psychotherapy models to create a style that suits you. We can work on an open-ended basis or agree to a specific number of sessions.
I believe therapy is about more than looking at the past – it’s about building our self-awareness to give us healthier choices in the present and future. As a client, you have all the answers and resources within you – my role as a therapist is to help bring these to light.
I am experienced at working with clients who have anxiety and depression, relationship issues including divorce, separation and trust difficulties, career challenges, loss & bereavement, anger management issues, childhood sexual abuse, domestic abuse, eating disorders, panic attacks, addiction (sex, love, food), suicidal thoughts and trauma.
I have worked with clients from a diverse range of age groups, cultures, religious beliefs and sexualities.
I regularly contribute to Vitality magazine on subjects of mental health and wellbeing. I am currently conducting research on the role of the father and the effects of paternal absence following divorce or separation. I have also written for the e-journal Contemporary Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Foundation Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre, Europe's leading Integrative training centre. I'm also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and I work to their code of ethics with every client I meet.
My additional training includes:
- Eating Disorders
- Self-Harm and Suicide
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Death & Bereavement
- Gender & Sexual Diversity
- Embodied Intersubjectivity
- CBT Skills
My first degree is in English Literature (BA 2:1) from the University of Durham.
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
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