Hi, my name is Jennifer Ofori BA(hons), UKCPreg, (MBACP), O.A.Dip and I am a professionally trained and qualified counsellor & psychotherapist based in Clapham (SW4) and Mayfair (W1), offering individual long-term and short-term counselling to both adults and/or members of the younger generation (Aged 7+). I also offer Online Counselling to Adults (18+).
Life has a way of throwing us into situations beyond our control. It is in these moments that we begin to question, seek a deeper sense of meaning or purpose and eventually begin to re-connect with who we are and what we want. Therapy provides the space to support this process.
Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, wanting to make personal changes, or are simply seeking to explore aspects of yourself in a contained environment; my aim will be to provide you with a non-judgemental confidential space to support you as you embark on your journey. As an integrative existential humanistic practitioner, I work from an existential and integrative base, encouraging my clients to authentically confront and challenge the difficulties they may be experiencing, by inviting them to consider new ways of coping. I will often draw on other modalities such as: CBT techniques, psychoanalytic concepts and relaxation techniques if it is deemed as being beneficial to your individual process.
Please feel free to Call or email to arrange a free initial telephone consultation!
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive experience working for private, voluntary, educational and public sectors- of which includes work for the: South London and Mauldsey Trust NHS/ IAPT service, offering counselling to clients on a short-term basis. I have also gained experience volunteering for HRH The Duchess of Cambridge patron organisation: The Place2Be, counselling children on a longer-term basis.
I have a: Ba (Hons) Social Sciences degree in Psychology, Criminology and Sociology, a Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents and a Postgraduate level award in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am also currently in the process of completing a Doctoral research study in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling with Middlesex University.
I recognize the importance of continuing my professional development and have listed some of my completed CPD courses below:
- Mindfulness Skills for Therapists
- How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?
- Focusing as a Method of Working With Trauma
- Safeguarding and Ethics for Counsellors working with Children and Young People
- Attachment Theory- at the heart of building resilience in schools
- The Many Roles of the School Counsellor: Jack of All Trades and Master of one
- Differences and similarities between CBT and the Person Centred Approach
Due to my extensive professional training, I have had the opportunity to work with a range of presenting issues and have connected with many diverse population groups. I am particularly interested in those facing existential issues, cultural/ racial issues, family issues and those experiencing depression/ anxiety.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 for Adult Face-to-Face Individual Sessions
£60 for Child & Adolescent Counselling Sessions
Online Counselling Fees:
£40* for Online Sessions
*Reduced rates available for low-income earners and full-time students