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·       Is anxiety taking over your life?

·       Feeling totally overwhelmed?

·       Do you doubt yourself?

·       On edge all the time?

·       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?

My goal is to help you go from struggling with anxiety to feeling calmer and 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.

All sorts of people come for counselling - some of my clients have a formal diagnosis - whether that’s generalised anxiety disorder, or social anxiety - whilst others aren’t quite sure what’s wrong but know they don’t want to feel like this anymore. Some are looking to explore themselves further, and perhaps are looking to make sense of their feelings or past experiences. 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 how I can help.

Ecotherapy and how nature can help your mental health is one of my specialist areas so a lot 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). Some people prefer this because they find it easier to talk whilst we’re outside and here in Shropshire we’ve lots of amazing places to explore!

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.

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. In particular I've done further study on counselling outdoors and hold various certificates around ecotherapy and nature therapy.

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

Eco-therapy

"Walk and Talk"

Nature based therapy

Outdoor therapy

Photos & videos

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

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.

Availability

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

Further information

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.

Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1

Telford
Shropshire
TF1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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

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Jennifer Deacon MBACP Reg

Jennifer Deacon MBACP Reg