Jen OBrien

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MBACP (Reg) Dip Person-Centered Counselling & Psychotherapy
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Gloucester GL1 & GL2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome.

I offer a safe, calming, and non-judgmental space to support your journey and feel able to process the difficulties you may be experiencing in life. Life has its challenges and at times can make you feel stuck and overwhelmed. Seeking support can be the first step in helping you feel more in control.

I am contactable by email, phone, and text and will endeavor to respond as soon as I can. I offer a 20-minute free telephone, no-obligation consultation to help you decide if you would like to arrange a 50-minute initial session. When we meet, you will receive a therapy agreement that explains what to expect from the sessions.

I’m based within 2&6 Therapy rooms in Wainbridge House where I offer face-to-face, telephone, and online video sessions and can provide short-term and open-ended therapy.

A bit about me:

I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have 9 years of experience working as a qualified Person-Centred therapist. I have experience working with children, young people, and adults in a variety of different settings, including schools, charitable organisations and the NHS.

I have also completed training within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and have worked with a number of different mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic distress (please see the full list for details).

I work with individuals using an integrative approach, drawing on different therapeutic models such as the Person-Centred approach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which means I can tailor the therapy to fit your needs.

Professional Standards:

As a registered member of the BACP, I adhere to their ethical framework and code of professional conduct, which assures confidentiality. Any information that is obtained is stored in line with the Data Protection Act. Due to this, I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

I attend regular supervision as part of working within a safe and ethical way. My supervisor will also adhere to a professional body and follow a code of ethical standards.

I am fully insured and have my own Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Please visit my website for more information https://www.serenustherapy.com

Training, qualifications & experience

PGCert Psychological Therapies Practice Level 7 (High intensity Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) validated by University of Exeter 

PGCert Psychological Therapies Practice Level 7 (Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) validated by University of Exeter 

BA Hons (TOP UP) Level 6 in Social Care management validated by Plymouth University

DipHE in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy validated by Middlesex University 

FdA Creative Arts Therapy Studies validated by Plymouth University

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

20 free minute telephone no obligation consultation.

Sessions per 50 mins are £50.00

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

2&6 Therapy rooms, Wainbridge house, Shepherd Rd, Gloucester, GL2 5EL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Zoom
Jen OBrien
Jen OBrien