Jennifer Deacon MBACP Reg
- Overwhelmed, or stressed?
- Anxiety taking over your life?
- Fed up of feeling like this?
Hello, I’m Jen, let's work together to tackle what's going on for you. I’m passionate about how counselling can change lives. I’ll listen without judgement and won’t tell you what to do, but will support you working out what you want to change.
Whatever is going on in your life or is affecting you, counselling can help you find a solution. I’ve worked with people with anxiety, panic attacks, shame, guilt, depression, grief, isolation, relationship breakdown, work problems, family illness, ill health, stress, bereavement, chronic pain, separation anxiety as well as those struggling with autism, bipolar and generalised anxiety disorder. I'm a registered member of the BACP, with extra training in various areas such as anxiety, depression, working with self harm and working outdoors with clients.
Some of my clients have a formal diagnosis, others are looking to explore themselves further, and perhaps are looking to make sense of their feelings or past experiences. Is anxiety is taking over your life? Perhaps you can't shake your depression? Is there something niggling at you causing you unhappiness? Or maybe you’re a counselling student needing therapy as part of your studies. Whatever has brought you to read this page I’d be happy to start with an informal chat to see what we can do.
Interested in working outside?
As well as offering counselling in rooms in both Shrewsbury and Telford I can also work with you outdoors here in Shropshire. Ecotherapy or Nature Therapy or "Walk and Talk" can add another element to counselling giving you the opportunity to look at things in different ways. Some clients prefer it as feel it’s easier to talk when not sat face to face, whilst some prefer to work indoors in a more traditional way.
Whatever you prefer it’s up to you, but drop me an email, or give me a call and let's see how we might work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially studied Person-centred and Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy at Glyndwr University. Since then I have undertaken further training on various aspects of counselling and psychotherapy. In particular I've done further study on counselling outdoors and hold a certificate in therapeutic practice in outdoor natural spaces and one in ecotherapy.
Some examples of other training that I've done recently includes:
- Depression and Older People
- Understanding Self Harm
- Motivational Interviewing
- Maastricht Interview Technique for working with Voice Hearers
- Working with mental health and susbtance misuse
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
"Walk and Talk"
Nature based therapy
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My standard rate is £50 a session, however I offer reduced rates for those in need. Discounts are also available for those studying counselling or psychotherapy.
I see clients both in central Shrewsbury and in Telford. If you're looking for outdoors work then we have plenty of options to choose from in the area, including the opportunity to work in a private woodland.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available daytime, evenings and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|