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About me

We can all experience difficult times in our lives, during these times it helps to talk. Taking the first steps is often all it takes.... Let me help you on your journey.

Hello and welcome to my page.

I am Jen and I am passionate about counselling, its effectiveness and the transformative nature it can have on our lives. I am a warm and friendly qualified Humanistic Integrative counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

About counselling....

As a Humanistic counsellor I believe that you are the expert on yourself and have the ability to grow and heal and reach your full potential. I believe by looking inward and tuning in to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and offering yourself compassion, you have the ability to work through any issues that may be holding you back and discover your inner strength and resilience. I believe you hold the answers to your difficulties and we will explore them together

How we will work together....

Establishing a therapeutic relationship built on trust and respect is essential in our work together. Therefore, it is important that you feel comfortable and relaxed with me. I will offer you a gentle, safe, confidential, non-judgmental space to explore and work through the issues that bring you to counselling at this time to gain greater self-awareness and autonomy. I will listen empathically whist always being thoughtful, mindful and respectful of you. I will attune to you and gain understanding of you from your own perspective and life experience, whilst trusting your individual thoughts and processes. I will be alongside you as you lead the sessions at your own pace. As an Integrative counsellor I will offer a sound framework of blended theories to work with you at rediscovering yourself.

Our sessions....

I am offering face-to-face sessions in my private practice in Eastbourne town centre where I have a comfortable, cosy, confidential space for whatever you choose to explore.

Additionally I am offering zoom and telephone sessions, therefore I can work with any location within the United Kingdom. If you are inexperienced with zoom I can offer you instructions on how to download and join our zoom session. If we work together on the telephone I will call you.

Having a quiet, comfortable, confidential space for your counselling is important and we can discuss this at our initial session.

We will plan to work together weekly or fortnightly at a mutually convenient time and day. I offer short term (6-12 weeks) and longer term therapy.

Next steps....

Please feel free to call, text, WhatsApp or email me to arrange a 30 minute initial complementary consultation to discuss what you are hoping to achieve from counselling. Then if you would like to, we will arrange further sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from Wealden Institute of Psychology.

I am registered with the BACP and hold an enhanced DBS and am fully insured.

I have extensive experience of working with people, building relationships and working alongside others.

In my previous role I specialised in family support, parenting courses and supporting young adult parents.

In my current profession as a counsellor I can support you with:

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Feeling sad or stuck
  • Depression
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Relationships & Divorce
  • Family issues
  • Trauma
  • Low self esteem & Low self confidence
  • Life changes

From my work at a Cancer Drop-In Centre, Headway and Care for The Carers I have specialist experience in the following areas:

Clients who are carers for their parents, spouses and children. This includes carers of family members with Alzheimer's and Parkinson and carers of children with ASD/ADHD and substance misuse
Clients with an Acquired Brain Injury and their carers                                      Clients with cancer and their families

Most recently I have worked for Sussex Community Counselling specifically supporting clients who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic

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

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Fees

Additional information

Initial 30 minute complementary consultation.

Sessions are charged at £45 for each 50 minute session.

When I work

I offer daytime and evening sessions Monday to Friday.  Please contact me for availability.

Further information

I am currently offering sessions online, via zoom or telephone.  I have additional specialist training in online and telephone counselling to ensure this works well for you. To discuss this further with me or for more information please feel free to email me or please have a look at my website www.jencookcounselling.co.uk or contact me on 07717 616777.

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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I am offering sessions by zoom and telephone

Online platforms

Zoom