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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Dip) MBACP, UKCP

About me

Are you struggling to feel okay enough just to keep going? Are you looking for somewhere to take a troubling or painful aspect of your life? Or perhaps things that seemed important to you don’t have meaning anymore. Maybe you want to have a fresh look at the direction in which you’re heading – or to check out if there is a direction for you to head in.

What might I, as a therapist, have to offer you?

A different quality of attention, a different kind of being heard...

Who am I?

Hello, my name is Jennifer. I am a UKCP accredited and BACP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor, based in Sudbury, Suffolk C010. 

In my counselling work, I have been privileged to witness incredible growth in clients, many of whom had given up on the idea of self-acceptance. There are parallels between tending to the needs of plants and people. And I believe passionately in the power of both to flourish, given the right conditions.

My approach draws on many different schools of therapy (some of which are outlined further down this page) but is based in compassion; both for self and others.

Some of the issues I can support you with:

Our work together may include giving space to your heartbreak and grief, fear and anxiety, feelings of depression, sadness and anger. We might explore finding meaning in your life and managing transitions such as relationships ending, mid life and getting older.

My experience includes working with all types of loss - including loss through bereavement and loss of belonging; suicidal thoughts and feelings; and helping to create an environment that may lead to greater acceptance, understanding and compassion for different parts of your self.

You may be exhausted from 'being strong', holding secrets or feelings of shame and guilt. Whatever you bring, I offer a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental space where we can look at what is troubling you.

More information:

You can find out more about me and the way I work at: www.co10counselling.co.uk

Next steps:

Do get in touch if you are considering counselling and would like to find out more. If you are interested in working with me, I am happy to offer an exploratory, no-obligation telephone call to discuss your hopes for counselling; to ask me any questions you might have; and see if we might be a good fit to work together. 

Please note, I am working online (via Zoom) and by phone, until we are through the virus.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warmly,
Jennifer

T: 07739 413559  |  E: jennifer@co10counselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

My background:

I trained at the Re-Vision Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy in North London and have a Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling.
www.re-vision.org.uk

I also hold a Practitioner Certificate in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes from the Metanoia Institute (www.metanoia.ac.uk); and a Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care.

I have many years of experience of working with people struggling with feelings of low self-worth, loss, uncertainty, depression and despair. Prior to training as a psychotherapeutic counsellor, I was a palliative care volunteer, supporting people with life-limiting illness and also worked with the Samaritans.

My experience in life and in counselling is rich and varied. I draw on this experience to inform the counselling process and facilitate growth.

My work is:

  • Person-centred, in that your needs and process forms the central thread of all the work.
  • Psycho-dynamic, in taking seriously the way that formative past experiences influence our make-up.
  • Cognitive, in considering and updating how you think about and construe your world.
  • Relational, in believing that how we relate to each other (as therapist and client) may offer something of how you relate to others.
  • Existential, in acknowledging the key questions about life and death.
  • Transpersonal and holistic, in recognising that we are all an essential part of a larger whole and that our problems themselves may be the doorway into a wider and more enriching life.

Assurances:

I am a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) - the leading organisation for the education, training, accreditation and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors in the UK. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I adhere to their respective ethical frameworks for good practice, hold full professional insurance, an enhanced DBS certificate and am committed to continual professional development and regular supervision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

> Midlife transitions 
> Getting older
> Loss of identity / sense of self
> Who am I in this part of my life?
> Issues of belonging - feeling like an outsider
> Existential issues and 'meaning-making'

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Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • All appointments, whether online or via phone, are for 50 minutes
  • I offer a free 30-minute introductory phone call, to answer any questions you might have about therapy and explore your hopes for counselling. This initial call should give you a sense of me and if we might be a good fit to work together.
  • I hold a couple of places at a discounted rate for counsellors-in-training. 

When I work

Daytime and early evening appointments.

Further information

Zoom calls until we are through the virus

Please note that counselling meetings are currently offered online (via Zoom) or by telephone - connecting us from wherever you are to my home therapy room. 
In-person meetings will be resumed when it is safe to do so.

Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom