Jennifer Deacon MBACP Reg
Overwhelmed, or stressed?
Anxiety taking over your life?
Fed up of feeling like this?
Hello, I’m Jen and firmly believe that counselling can change lives, I want to be part of helping you change yours – yes even in the middle of a global pandemic!
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 many other areas such as anxiety, depression, working with self harm and working outdoors with clients.
If you're comfortable meeting face to face we can work outside, I'm an experienced outdoor counsellor and happy to have a phone conversation to discuss how this works before we meet. Alternatively we can work online using a secure and easy to use system. There’s nothing to download and you can use it on any device with a forward facing camera.
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.
Outside of lockdown I work in both Shrewsbury and Telford and 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.
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
- Working Online with clients
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
"Walk and Talk"
Nature based therapy
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.
Concessions offered for
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.