Hi, I am Jennifer, an experienced and qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist.
I originally worked as teacher for 18 years and taught in a variety of settings over the years, including Independent Schools, public schools and special schools.
Counselling and Hypnotherapy is my passion, speaking from personal experience, Counselling and Hypnotherapy has enabled me to move forward from grief, trauma, stress and anxiety during difficult times.
The realisation of how powerful Counselling and Hypnotherapy was for me subsequently led me to leave the teaching profession to follow my heart and work with teenagers and adults to enable them to discuss, explore and ultimately improve their life.
People often ask me what Counselling do I offer, so I am an integrative counsellor which means that whilst I specialise in the Person Centred Method, I have the skills to use other models of therapy such as CBT, Gestalt Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Using the Person Centred Approach means that you are the most important person in my room. My relationship with you is key to our success as we work together to understand your issues. Each client is unique and wonderful, therefore, the treatment plan I create for you is specific to you and the issues that you bring to my Therapy Room.
Our Initial non-obligation Consultation session enables you to take that first step, which I know can be challenging.
Current research shows that Counselling is incredibly effective in helping people to manage their mental health and experts say that it’s worth it and everyone should have counselling at some point in their lives.
If you are still unsure of taking that first step, ask yourself if you have experienced any of the following.
Having unexpected mood swings, undergoing a significant life change, withdrawing from things that previously brought you happiness, feeling isolated or alone despite having people around, feeling a loss of control, strained relationships, using alcohol as a coping mechanism or having feelings about self harm. These are just some of the reasons why clients have came to see me.
Whatever your reason is for seeking Counselling, even if you are not sure yet, you can be assured of a warm welcome without obligation as the timing has to be right for you.
My Therapy Room is located within Fieldways Hotel and Health Club in Trowbridge, it is easy to get to with plenty of free parking.
Finally, if you are reading this because you feel you need help, you have made the first step in changing things. I hope to meet you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Advanced Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling (AD.DIP.PSY C)
Level 4 Diploma Counselling Skills and Theory (DIP. CST)
Certificate Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (CERT. HYP CS)
Bachelor of Education Degree with Honours (B Ed. Hons)
I have worked with Wiltshire Mind as a Volunteer Counsellor for over a year.
I am now setting up in Private Practice, whilst continuing to develop my skills. I am particularly interested in using a therapy dog and this will be my next goal.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
30 Minute Initial Consultation is free and without obligation for both Counselling and Hypnotherapy.
Counselling session of 50 minutes is £40.
Bookings made of 6 sessions and paid for in advance is £200 - saving of £40.
Hypnotherapy is £50 per session.
Bookings made of 4 Hypnotherapy Sessions and paid for in advance is £175 - saving £25.
Payments must be made 24 hours before the session by BACS transfer or paid in cash at the start of the session.
Cancellations - If a client cancels an appointment it must be at least 24 hours before their session, otherwise the full fee for the session will be charged. If cancelled by the client, more than 24 hours before the session, there is no charge.
If the session is cancelled by the Counsellor, there will be no charge.
Due to Covid Restrictions, the counselling sessions that I can offer are over the phone or by video call.
Please also note that I will be closed over the holiday period from Monday 21st December 2020. I will reopen for Counselling on Monday 4th January 2021.