Jennifer Oh MSc, MBACP
When agreeing to a counselling arrangement, you create a space for yourself. A safe, confidential and creative space where you can explore thoughts, feelings, past experiences and current situations with a professional. You may find that the routine of attending counselling sessions will in itself offer comfort and structure. It is okay to not always be okay - seeking support from a trained helper can be one aspect of positive self-care and empowerment. If you were to approach me for support, I work in a warm, open and non-directive way with clients.I work from a foundation of psychodynamic understanding and concepts. In other words, I address and encompass one's past experiences and how they may have influenced current beliefs, patterns of relating, relationship dynamics and/or low self-worth. Perhaps even a combination of the above.
I have extensive experience working in the mental health sector in the community (with a nationally recognized mental health charity), working for the NHS as a counsellor and working in private practice. I have a particular interest in life transitions and the process of attributing meaning to life events.
I have worked with a wide range of issues and a diverse clientele, some of whom have chronic and enduring mental ill health as well as with clients who have been the victim of or witnessed domestic violence in the family. Currently, I work with clients who are exploring themes of loss, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, loneliness, low self-esteem, body confidence and relationship difficulties/marital breakdown. I also offer counselling to clients who would like to explore themes of migration and women's issues.
My attitude to counselling includes flexibility meaning I can adapt to the number of sessions available and presenting issues. While working in a short-term-way I will utilise a more solution-focused counselling model. To explore issues in depth, I offer an open-ended, long-term counselling arrangement. I try to attune my counselling service to suit my client's needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Harrow College, Certificate in Counselling Concepts (2011)
Birkbeck, University of London, Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling Skills & Concepts (2011 - 2013)
Birkbeck, University of London, MSc in Adult Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy (2014 - 2017)
Registered member with BACP
Trained Mental Health First Aider (Dept of Health England)
5 years working within a mental health charity setting. Building a knowledge base of relevant support services in the Harrow area.
2.5 years offering counselling to young people (13-25 years) at a council-funded agency. Experience working with short-term contracts (6-12 sessions) as well as open-ended work (1+ years).
6 months (to present) working within an NHS setting offering up to 12 sessions of solution-focussed counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Migration, immigration, identity, mixed-race identity, cultural identity, family pressures, academic stress, women's issues, body confidence, anxiety, depression, relationship problems/issues, low self-worth, existentialism, transitions
Standard fee is £35 per 50-minute individual session. Concessions are available for students (valid proof required at first appointment).
I am happy to arrange an initial telephone consultation, at no cost, to discuss availability, fees as well as lightly touch upon what motivates you to begin counselling. If we feel there is a 'good fit' we can arrange a face-to-face appointment.
Although most clients attend weekly, some clients prefer fortnightly appointments. I am open to this option if I am able to comfortably accommodate it in my diary.
After the initial consultation, you may like to go away and reflect on the session before coming to a decision and arranging a standing counselling appointment. This is fine and please do let me know if you prefer this option.
I have experience of working with clients who are on the autism spectrum, clients who present with restricted eating patterns, clients exploring their identity (adolescent, transgender, female issues, mixed-race identity) and clients who wish to explore their family relationships and/or other personal relationships.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, day and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|