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Jennifer Gourley, Dip. Couns MNCS (Acc)

Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4DX
01746 787981 01746 787981 07837 261197 07837 261197 Registered / Accredited
Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4DX

About me

There are times when it may be difficult or impossible to cope alone, when we struggle with certain issues and situations and may have thoughts and feelings we find difficult to deal with.


I am a Integrative counsellor offering a safe and confidential counselling service where my clients are able to explore their issues without judgement. I can offer you the extra support and understanding needed to work through your thoughts, feelings and difficulties and to move forward more positively.

I work with individual clients and couples and i am based in Bridgnorth town and cover South Shropshire and North Worcestershire areas.

I work with individuals and couples covering a wide range of difficulties such as:

Anxiety, Bereavement, Compulsions, Phobias, Addictions, Family Problems,
Panic Attacks, Anger, Relationship Issues, Separation/Divorce, Sexuality, Stress, Lifestyle, Trauma, Depression, Low Self-esteem/Confidence, and many other issues.

I offer a safe and confidential service in which my clients are able to explore their issues without judgement.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma

Working with Couples

Working with Addictions

Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 5

Further CPD Training

Art Therapy

PTSD Counselling

Life Coaching

Child Counselling

Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse

Psychology

Mindfulness Diploma

Rewind Therapy


Currently Studying

Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma


I am on an Accredited Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
I am an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society and abide by their Code of Ethics.
I hold a DBS certificate (previously known as CRB)
I hold professional insurance for working as a Counsellor.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

Couples and Relationship issues

Separation

Divorce

Conflict

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Prices are from £30 for a 50 minute individual session, and couples are from £45 for 90 minute sessions.

Block book 6 sessions for £160 for individuals £240 for couples

The first initial session is FREE and lasts approximately 30 minutes. Home visits initial appointment is £10.

Concessions are available for those on low incomes, students and pensioners, please contact me for more details.

Clients are able to come to me or I offer home visits at extra cost within a 15 mile radius to Bridgnorth.

Further information

So how did I become a Counsellor?

When I struggled to cope, I felt alone, as though I had reached rock bottom and could see no way out of the dark place I was in. I had no energy, getting dressed was a huge achievement, even getting downstairs some days was difficult for me. To cope with the simplest of things would send my anxiety through the roof. I felt as though I was stuck at the bottom of a dark well with no way out.

I then received Counselling. During the sessions I began to learn who I was again, and gained the courage, and self-esteem to make the changes I needed to function more positively and move forward with my life. I saw the light at the end of the tunnel, and counselling gave me the resources to fight the darkness

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After having personal experiences of Counselling, realising the benefits and having such a positive outcome, I decided to retrain as a Counsellor. I wanted to give the support and help to others as I had received.

During my training as a Humanistic Counsellor, I had a placement as a student Counsellor for a local Bereavement Charity. I worked as a trainee for 2 years and a further 3 years once qualified. After completing my training I started my own private practice, and in 2019 I moved my Counselling Practice into the heart of Bridgnorth Town. I have continued with my training in many areas since qualifying, becoming an Integrated Counsellor. I am always looking to expand my knowledge so that I may provide a bespoke Counselling service to my clients dependant upon their own individual circumstances and requirements, and adjust my therapeutic methods to suit each individual client.

55a High Street
Bridgnorth
Shropshire
WV16 4DX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Mon 10.00 - 18.00, Tues 10.00 - 20.30, Wed 10.00 - 19.00, Thurs 10.00 - 20.30, Fri  10.00 - 20.30, Sat 10.00 - 14.00, Sun CLOSED

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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