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  • Feeling totally overwhelmed?
  • Do you doubt yourself all the time?
  • Find yourself on edge but don’t know why?
  • Worry about things that haven’t happened?
  • Think over and over about stuff that’s in the past?
  • Finding that Imposter Syndrome just won’t go away?
  • Fed up of feeling like this?

I’m here to help you work through all of these feelings and become less anxious, more confident and most importantly, more content. Worry, panic attacks, stress, imposter syndrome, shame and guilt come up a lot with my clients and you're not alone, much of the work I do is around anxiety. I want to help you understand yourself better, to identify your needs and be able to communicate them so that life becomes that much calmer for you.

Whether you’ve got a formal diagnosis such as generalised anxiety disorder, or social anxiety, or are just fed up of feeling like this we’ll work together to try and make sense of  your feelings and experiences. We’ll find ways for you increase your confidence, understand yourself better and be kinder to yourself.

As well as traditional weekly or fortnightly sessions I also offer one off appointments – or single session therapy. A longer session that can be a place for you to offload, a space to brain dump, a time to explore and be listened to and heard and for us to draw out important strands and areas of focus.

Ecotherapy / Outdoor therapy / Nature therapy is my passion and most of my work is outside with clients - we’ll go for a walk in a woodlands or park and talk (sometimes known as walk and talk therapy). You might find that it’s easier to talk whilst we’re walking, and feel less pressured than working indoors but at the core of my work is my training in person centred therapy meaning I’m focussed on you and what your experiences and needs are.

As well as anxiety I work with clients with their depression, grief, isolation, relationship breakdowns, work problems, family illness, ill health, stress, bereavements, chronic pain. I also work with counselling students from local colleges needing therapy as part of their studies.

Give me a call and let’s see how I can help you. But don’t worry, I get it; reaching out to a counsellor can be a huge, scary step particularly if you’re already feeling anxious and overwhelmed so if it’s easier you can email me and we can go from there.

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, such as anxiety and depression and delivering single session therapy. In particular I've done further study on counselling outdoors and hold various certificates around ecotherapy and nature therapy and most recently completed a supervision qualification.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I'm an outdoor therapist so offer walk and walk, ecotherapy and nature based therapy. If you find the thought of sitting inside across a room with someone a bit overwhelming this can be a great alternative. There's lots of research about how being outdoors has a positive impact on our mental health, and working outside builds on this.

I also offer single session or one off appointments which are usually longer than a normal session and are an opportunity to get things off your chest, whilst also looking at understanding yourself better in a very focussed way.

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My standard rate is £50 for a standard session, however I offer reduced rates for those in need or those studying counselling or psychotherapy.  Two hour one off sessions are £95.

Availability

Online appointments available weekdays and some evenings. Hoping to resume outdoor sessions in March

Further information

I work outdoors in a variety of spaces in and around Shrewsbury and Telford. Alternatively we can work online using some of the most common systems.

Telford
Shropshire
TF1

Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

As well as working from rooms which are accessible for those with mobility issues I also can work from an accessible woodland. Let me know if you would like more details

Online platforms

Doxy
Zoom
Skype

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

A person centred supervisor with a particular interest in outdoor work.

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Jennifer Deacon MBACP Reg

Jennifer Deacon MBACP Reg