Jennifer Gourley, Dip. Couns MNCS (Acc)
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
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
Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse
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.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couples and Relationship issues
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.
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
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.