Jenny Harknett - Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
- I am a qualified, registered, accredited BACP counsellor and have been practicing since 2009. I have a breadth and depth of experience gained from several years of consistent work in the public, charitable and voluntary sectors.
How I Work
- I offer warmth, sensitivity, integrity and acceptance to my clients. As the client, your best interests are at the heart of the counselling and will guide how we work together. I have had considerable success helping clients with a wide range of issues; including depression, anxiety, bereavement and relationship problems. I work in an open, collaborative, professional way; abiding by the BACP's Ethical Code of Conduct.
What to Expect in Your First Session
- Should you contact me, we would discuss your needs and arrange to meet for an introductory session. This session gives you the opportunity to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
- I offer flexible hours; including daytime, evenings and weekends.
- I work from a first floor room in Stony Stratford High Street. There is ample free parking, either on the High Street itself or in one of several long or short term (2 hours) car parks. There are also plenty of buses covering the Milton Keynes area which stop at the top end of the High Street.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a qualified, registered, accredited BACP counsellor and have been practising since 2009.
- An accredited counsellor means that the BACP has deemed that my practice meets their higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
- I have a level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am committed to continuing professional development in order to broaden my skills and enhance my practice. I am educated to degree level - MA (Hons) History, 1990 - and found my way to counselling in my late thirties. In training, I counselled refugees, most of whom had suffered severe loss, trauma & violence. I also volunteered for a NHS bereavement service and for a local charity supporting young people's mental health.
Between 2011 and 2017, I counselled part-time for a charity supporting young people's sexual and emotional health. From 2014 to 2019 I worked as a secondary school counsellor.
I currently work with the Victims First Specialist Counselling Service to provide therapeutic interventions to victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
- If you have been a victim of crime and require support you can contact Victims First on 0300 1234 148 or by visiting www.victims-first.org.uk
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Introductory 50 minute session is £30.
My standard fee is £40 per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer flexible hours; including daytime, evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|