Jennifer McMillan Psychotherapist & Counsellor MBACP
Hello I’m Jennifer and I am a qualified Person-Centered Counsellor. Things are a bit difficult for all of us just now and during these difficult times, in line with COVID restrictions, I can offer telephone and online sessions.
I am based in East Kilbride and offer a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences, helping you to make sense of things.
I know first hand what it can be like when life becomes overwhelming, when we feel there is nowhere to turn. Having the opportunity to talk openly with a therapist can help.
I will work with you individually or together as a couple, in a confidential, non judgemental way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience supporting clients with different issues during my work as a counsellor with;
-Marie Curie Hospice - supporting family members dealing with loss
-Tom Alan Centre/Crossreach - supporting and counselling people with concerns such as anxiety, depression, chronic illness and abuse
-Time for Talking - providing therapy to employees of large organisations
-Lifelink - providing counselling and assessment for those dealing with issues such as OCD, grief, substances abuse
My qualifications include;
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy (Person Centred)
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Mindfulness practitioner
- Working with Attachment issues
-Child Protection certificate
- Business coach
- BACP Registered member
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
I want to ensure counselling is inclusive, available to all, therefore I offer reduced rates for students, key workers and those currently on lower incomes.
The first, initial, telephone consultation is free of charge.
Concessions offered for
Asking for help takes courage and considering therapy may feel daunting. Choosing the right therapist for you is so important and it's difficult when all you really have to go on is a picture and some brief details! I always suggest an initial call together to make sure you would feel comfortable with us working together and to ensure I am the best therapist to support your needs.
Person-centered therapy enables you to take more of a lead in our discussions so that, in the process, you will discover your own solutions. I will work with you in a non-directive way, encouraging, supporting and guiding you through your process of self-discovery.
It's important to know that therapy can feel a bit difficult at times, but know that as you explore your feelings and experiences I will be there to support you. Although challenging at times, therapy can also be really enlightening and we will celebrate life's good moments together too.
If you want to arrange that first conversation or if you perhaps just want to have an informal chat together about how therapy might help, please do get in touch.