Jennifer Deacon

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MBACP Reg
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Telford TF1 & Shrewsbury SY4
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Is anxiety holding you back? Are you struggling with low self esteem or no confidence in yourself? Do you worry too much?

If you’re looking to break your cycle of overthinking, tackle your anxiety or work through the emotions and beliefs that are holding you back then I’m here to help.

I work with people to help them understand their feelings and become less anxious, more confident and most importantly, more content.

Things like worry, panic attacks, stress, procrastination, imposter syndrome, low self confidence, shame and guilt come up a lot with my clients and my aim is to help you understand yourself better, to identify your needs, to work out your boundaries and be able to communicate them so that life becomes calmer for you.

Ecotherapy / Outdoor therapy / Nature therapy is my passion and I mostly work 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 helping you make sense of what’s going on for you. We’ll find ways for you increase your confidence, understand yourself better and be kinder to yourself. Being outside in nature brings a whole new dynamic to our work and for some of my clients clients they want to explore that - in particular to make sense of their feelings of anxiety or grief with regards to the climate crisis. If eco-anxiety or climate grief is something that is on your mind then I am happy to explore this with you.

As well as anxiety I work with clients with their depression, grief, isolation, neurodivergency, relationship breakdowns, stress, burnout ,work problems, family illness, ill health, stress, bereavements and chronic pain. I also love working with other counsellors and therapists!

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.

Reaching out to a counsellor can be a huge, scary step particularly if you’re already feeling anxious and overwhelmed, professional counsellors know this and understand. I won't judge you, just drop me a line and we can set up a time for a quick chat to see how I might be able to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since my original traininng (in Person-Centred and Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy at Glyndwr University) I've worked in a variety of different settings including working in charities and the third sector and have counselled many people at a variety of life stages: from young people through to those retired.

In 2017 I set up in private practice and throughout my work I have undertaken additional training so I can support you better on a whole host of topics: anger, loss, grief, shame, depression, life changes, neurodivergency (including Autism and ADHD) and much more.

In particular I've done further study on counselling outdoors, ecotherapy and nature therapy and most recently completed a supervision qualification. Currently my training interests are particularly around our emotions relating to climate change - such as ecogrief and climate anxiety - and I am a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance.

Member organisations

BACP
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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

£45.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

We'll start with a quick free phone call to introduce ourselves and see how we might work together, then our initial session is £45. This is always an online or telephone session. Going forwards we'll my usual counselling rate is £65 for a standard session (50 minutes) or two hour Outdoor Focus Sessions are £150.

I offer a limited number of spaces at reduced rates for those in need or those studying counselling or psychotherapy.  If you would be interested in one of these please do let me know and i am happy to discuss.

Supervision rates are from £70 an hour or £90 for 90 minutes.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Because of the nature of outdoor work, evening sessions usually only available during British Summer Time (March - October) unless by special arrangement

Further information

I work outdoors in a variety of spaces in and around Shrewsbury and Telford including both private and public options. Alternatively we can work online or on the telephone.

Telford, Shropshire, TF1

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

If you've questions about accessibility please do get in touch! I have various spots to work from, including those with paths suitable for wheelchairs / mobility aids and would like to help remove any barriers to accessing outdoor therapy where possible

Online platforms

Doxy
Zoom
Skype
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online

A person centred supervisor with a particular interest in outdoor work available for both regular sessions, as well as one-off sessions as needed

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