Jennifer Maria Onwufuju
I am a passionate, warm and friendly integrative Children and Adolescents Therapist (4-18yrs) MBACP (Accred). I have worked with Children and Adolescents, and their families for 25 years in both the voluntary and statutory sector, as well as the education sector. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents who are survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. My training in Child Counselling and Traumatology and PTSD has enabled me to have a strong foundation in understanding the emotional, social, and psychology, of child’s mental health.
I draw on creative arts and evidence based treatments such as Narrative Exposure Therapy with Children (KIDNET), Trauma Focus – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) and Children Accelerated Trauma Treatment (CATT). Creative and evidence based treatments is a flexible tool for me to follow and adapt to your own uniqueness and spontaneity,
Taking the brave step of coming to therapy is a first stage of a journey to rise and cope with adversity, develop empowerment and a stronger sense of self, robustness, resilience and determination. I will work alongside you to achieve personal goals.
I leave with with one of my favourite quote of hope and healing. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
"I learned that courage was not an absence of fear. But the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear “ (Nelson Mandela)
Contact me for a free 20 minutes telphone consultation
Training, qualifications & experience
My training in Child Counselling and Traumatology and PTSD has enabled me to have a strong foundation in understanding the emotional, social, and psychology, of child’s mental health.
I draw on creative arts and evidence based treatments such as Narrative Exposure Therapy with Children (KIDNET), Trauma Focus – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) and Children Accelerated Trauma Treatment (CATT). Creative and evidence based treatments is a flexible tool for me to follow and adapt to client’s own uniqueness and spontaneity,
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 for 60 minutes· (Taking into consideration the financial impact of the pandemic, concessional rate will be considered upon request).
Free telephone consultation for up to 20 minutes, providing an opportunity to explore and discuss reasons for wanting therapy. This gives you the opportunity to see if I am the right therapist, I strongly believe this is the most important part taking the first step into therapy.
I am available weekdays only Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesdays: 6pm- 9pm
I offer a safe, confidential, warm, honest, transparent and non-judgemental space.