Jennifer Heathcote-Osborne

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GBPSsS MBACP /MSc /BSc (Hons) PGCerts
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Leek ST13 & Stoke-On-Trent ST6
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About me

A university (level 7) MSc-trained therapist, counselling supervisor and counselling lecturer. 

If you're here you are likely looking for someone to help you with strong feelings or difficult thoughts or behaviours. 

Whatever is affecting your ability to function well, self-sabotaging behaviours, procrastination or perfectionism, listening to a negative inner voice 'should or oughts', or what ifs, feeling sad frustrated passive or angry, I'm here to support your mental health & well-being.

Issues that can be anxiety-related, such as those that impact relationships or sense of belonging, including social-emotional anxiety, diversity and difference, ADHD and Neurodiversity, encompassing a wide range of conditions, including ADHD, (Asperger's Syndrome), Dyslexia and Dyspraxia -working memory /learning issues to name but a few. 

Experiencing integrative therapy can reduce the impact of feeling overwhelmed panicked or stressed and help people cope better in what can feel like an accelerated pace of life of unrealistic expectations.  

As a UK professionally MSc qualified therapist with fifteen years of counselling practice online and face-to-face, I work from Leek in Staffordshire (town centre) nationally and internationally online,

In addition, in line with my interest in the human need to belong, I am a Barnadoes adoption-qualified professional.  I provide counselling insights and solutions, for people currently in or have been in transition, fostered separated and or estranged. 

As a Counselling lecturer and supervisor, I supervise trainees and qualified Counsellors for professional supervision as well as those working in roles that require regular giving and receiving of emotionally challenging and relationally complex communications, those in roles such as social work, health care nursing, HR management and directorships.  

One size does not fit all... With a flexible convenient booking page,  you choose your session time and day. Clients can either hop into a single session (SST) brief short-term or longer-term counselling to work on themselves. 

How do we get started?  You can arrange a free conversation where you can ask me accessibility and therapy environment-related questions, and to ensure our best fit, you can expect that I will ask you some questions too.
I'll then send you a link to a booking calendar so that you can choose a time that suits you best.

Finally, what am I like as a person? You will find me caring and focused on your well-being... I offer professional-level 7 counselling and takeaway techniques drawn from a long list of Post Graduate qualifications. 

Online or face-to-face, you can feel less anxious, feel more confident and make life-lasting positive changes. 

I look forward to meeting you soon

Jen 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Counselling Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology/Criminology 
  • PG. Cert Primary Care Mental Health (NHS IAPT)
  • PG. Cert Leadership of School Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Barnardo's Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling. 
  • Counselling Lecturer
  • Certified  Clinical Supervisor 
  • Certified Online Practitioner
  • Couples Counselling UK
  • Meriden Family Therapy UK
  • Love & Logic Parent Facilitator / Trainer 
  • Working with Relational Trauma/Attachment/Survivor

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Expat /repatriation, work-life balance /overseas/contract renewal dilemmas support for those living away from home, from International Baccalaureate (IB) school students to university professors and educators. 

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Fees

£60.00 - £75.00

Additional information

Think beyond a basic summer house and skip the trek back to the counsellor's house to use the facilities! 

This private practice offers a higher-end therapeutic experience with face-to-face sessions offering rustic yet spacious surroundings that exude an air of elegance. The rich textures and natural materials in this Grade 2 listed building, neatly located in the town centre of historic Leek, blend to create an inviting comfortable private space. 

Clients can expect to be offered refreshments and easy ground-floor access to the private courtyard toilets, is included.

Face-to-face fee attendance in Leek Staffordshire Moorlands (UK) for individuals couples and young people. 

When I work

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Morning
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In-person and online, appointments are flexible allowing you to access counselling via our safe encrypted video in 99% of all countries! E.g. work from Qatar, no problem! 

Further information

Online and Face to Face in Leek ST13, from the UK and internationally since 2009. 
One size does not fit all... I like to offer a flexible way of working via a convenient booking page that allows you the client, to choose when you want us to work together. You can either hop into therapy for a single session or take your time with short-term (say 6 weeks) or longer-term counselling to work on yourself. 

I have varied work-life experience, starting with a Master's in Counselling Psychology, post-grad qualified as a Psychological Well-being Practitioner, (NHS IAPT), and later transitioning to working in the field of education as a Counsellor in British international schools.

Alongside this work, I support estranged parents /separated /divorced or going through shared care court proceedings. For those considering adoption, and fostering  I offer a range of services providing parenting classes self-care and experience in preparing home study reports.  

Working with you (or your family), whether that be on shared care communication, anxiety-related issues, sibling-parent relationships, fears feelings or thoughts, UK or ex-pat issues, transitioning in life is not always as straightforward as we might expect. 

Sometimes all we need is a therapist Where We Are. 

HumbleBragging Alert ...
My work was published in Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families Volume 4: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques 2022.

In 2008, I was awarded for my work (West Mids 'Psychologist of the Year' awards) that focussed on the issues of parental alienation and the impact of separation and divorce. Since then I have worked with families worldwide, offering insights and solutions that benefit the whole family. 

I look forward to meeting you soon, Jennifer

Previous clients say 'super-efficient and skilful, Jen managed to help me with quite a few things in a very short period. I am very impressed with her Counselling Skills, she quite possibly is a Master of her craft. 'Jen was my guiding light when I enrolled in her “Love and Logic” parenting course'. 'Trust runs through her veins, book her while you can'.

The Unicorn, 75 St Edwards St, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5DN

Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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High St - Ground floor access. A three-seater sofa & 2 brown leather chairs, + hug cushions provide sensory support and distancing. Hot & Cold drinks, (offered cow milk) can request other as desired. Ground floor toilets. Questions welcomed.

Additional languages

I work with those whom English is a 2nd language

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Google Meet

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Trust is at the heart of the supervision journey.

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Jennifer Heathcote-Osborne
Jennifer Heathcote-Osborne