Jennifer O'Neil (MBACP, MUPCA)
By offering a non-judgemental and genuine space I hope to empower you to make decisions about how you live a life that is 'right' for you.
Hello, my name is Jennifer - thank you for visiting my page. I offer a warm, supportive and encouraging space where we can explore your thoughts and feelings together.
People come to counselling for a very diverse range of reasons and everyone's experience of counselling differs because of this. Some people come to talk about specific problems such as depression, relationship issues, anxiety, bereavement etc. Others come with no sense of what is wrong, they just feel that something isn't right.
The counselling space can give you the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into your relationships and why you behave in the way that you do. It's a space where you can look back at the past and look forward to the future.
Perhaps most importantly it gives you an opportunity to be really listened to without advice giving and opinions.
A common thread in my work is helping people to realise their potential, whether on a personal level or in a work/career capacity. It is often the case that we feel held back by other people in our lives, by society as a whole or by our own negative beliefs about ourselves. The counselling space can give you time to reflect on the way you want to live.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with a BSc. honours degree in Integrative counselling.
I am also a fully qualified Psychosexual therapist.
Being an Integrative counsellor means that I believe certain counselling styles suit some people more than others. I, therefore, draw from a range of approaches to provide the right support for you.
My experience as a counsellor has been extremely varied and has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people.
Previously I have worked within the mental health sector with the charity 'MIND' and within Camden 'Women and Health'.
I have also worked at the student counselling service at Glasgow University.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with