Jennifer Davies-Owen

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Liverpool L3 & Chester CH1
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

PLEASE NOTE: All sessions are now being offered remotely (video or telephone)

Hi, I'm Jen. I'm a counsellor, coach and trainer who specialises in working with eating disorders and disordered eating. I love supporting people to find freedom and self acceptance from distress related to eating, food, weight and body image issues. I offer a weight neutral and neuro-affirmative approach. 

I also have a special interest in supporting PhD students and academics to navigate the unique challenges faced in higher education after facing my own struggles through the PhD process.

In all areas of my work I meet people where they are and support them to find their own solutions so they can live the life they choose. Common themes I support people with are low self-esteem, anxiety, imposter syndrome, never feeling good enough and feeling stuck. 

I take a humanistic, integrative approach to therapy and coaching. This means I value the relationship between us and see therapy as a collaboration between us.  I use research to inform the way I practice but I also recognise every person is unique and deserves a personalised approach. You know yourself better than anyone so I trust you to guide us as we find an approach that feels right for you by taking into account your individual needs and preferences.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and qualifications:

As a counsellor I am trained in Integrative Psychotherapy (MA). I also have additional training and experience to work with eating disorders including NCFED Master Practitioner Programme, as well as training in CBT-T and Mantra. I am currently completing training in CBT-E.

As a coach I hold an EMCC Senior Practitioner in Coaching Diploma and I am also a chartered Psychologist (please note, this is a research qualification, not a clinical/counselling qualification)

My background:

I began volunteering at an eating disorder charity in 2014 and since then have volunteered and worked in local and national eating disorder charities in a variety of roles including facilitating support groups for individuals and their loved ones, and training staff and volunteers to understand eating disorders and offer more effective support.

At the same time as I began volunteering, I began a PhD in the psychology of eating behaviour which I completed alongside various  roles in third sector organisations. I have also worked as a specialist mentor in higher education since 2018 supporting disabled students to help them to get the most out of their time in education. 

Both my PhD and my therapy training has taught me a lot about my own challenges with not feeling good enough and how fear of failure can get in the way of living life authentically. I’d like to share what I’ve learned with you so that you can overcome your fears and live life on your terms.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fees for counselling are £60 per 50-minute session. I do have a small number of spaces at concessionary rates available. Please contact me to discuss.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I aim to offer flexible session days/times to accommodate shift workers where possible.

Further information

I offer a free no obligation 30-minute initial call to answer any questions you have and help you decide if you would like to work with me. 

Liverpool, Merseyside, L3

Woodbank, Chester, Cheshire, CH1

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Jennifer Davies-Owen
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