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Hi, my name is Dr Jennifer Ofori DProf, MProf, PGdip, BA(hons), UKCPreg/ Accredited (MBACP) and I am a professionally trained and qualified counselling clinical psychotherapist based in Clapham (SW4), 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 gained an extensive amount of experience working for private, voluntary, educational and public sectors- of which includes work for the: South London and Maudsley Trust NHS, Richmond, Kingston, Wandsworth, Ealing as well as various other IAPT services at boroughs across the UK, 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 currently work as a private consultant tutoring trainees at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling training institution (NSPC), with a charity offering services to ethnic minority populations and as a clinical supervisor for students/trainees.
I have the following qualifications: Ba (Hons) Social Sciences degree in Psychology, Criminology and Sociology, a Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents, a Postgraduate level award in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling, Masters of Professional studies award in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Doctorate of Professional studies award in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I recognize the importance of continuing my professional development and have listed some of my completed CPD courses below (this list is not exhaustive:
- 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, the transition to boarding school, cultural/ racial issues, family issues and those experiencing depression/ anxiety.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£100 for Adult Face-to-Face Individual Sessions
£100 for Child & Adolescent Counselling Sessions
Online Counselling Fees:
£100* for Online Sessions
*Reduced rates available for low-income earners and full-time students