Jennifer Pennington - BACP Accredited Integrative Therapist
I have been in the counselling sector for 10yrs years working in and around the North West. During my time I have experienced a vast range of clients. As well as becoming the founder of Seasons Counselling & Psychological Therapies.
Over the past couple of years I have experienced working on a Through the Gate Project working with ex offenders covering a number of presenting issues such as Addiction, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.
I have worked for a few counselling agencies over the years, along with working in the NHS (IAPT) team. I am trained in a person centred way, which allows me to work with the client from their frame of reference while also having the skills to integrate techniques and use pycho-education.
Other therapeutic models which I integrate into my Person Centred Counselling when needed are CBT, Solution focused, life coaching and NLP.
I am a accredited, registered member of the BACP, Bupa Recognised and a member of the Counselling Northwest.
I work with private self referrals, insurance companies, businesses, health care sectors, EAP's and community charities .
What is Counselling?
Counselling is a form of talk therapy, usually held in a 1-2-1 setting. A place where you can share and explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours at ease and confidentially. A therapist can help you to see things that you may not have previously been aware of, while also helping you to see things from a different perspective. They can help you to work on making changes or accepting something that you may not be able or ready to change. You may explore ways of coping and managing situations or difficulties. Going for counselling can seem like a terrifying experience if you have never been before. A therapist should offer you qualities such as, having a non judgemental approach, so you can feel at ease and share any concerns or difficulties that you may be experiencing in confidence, without fear of being judged . Along with these qualities, good use of listening and reflective skills are used to help you gain the most out of your experience, along with other counselling skills which are used, depending on your reasons for counselling, which are tailored to meet your needs.
Counselling helps you to feel settled, promotes self awareness and increases confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accreditation
- Post Graduate Certificate in CBT
- Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)
I am a member of the Counselling Northwest networking and continuing professional development group, as well as one of their committee members.
Other courses i have attended include
- Anger Management
- Psychological first aid for trauma
- Psychological interventions for trauma
- Certificate of Proficiency (through BACP)
- Confidence, Assertiveness and Attitude
- Eating disorders
- NLP Diploma
- Women's Sexual Health
- People, Pins & Prevention (drug Abuse)
- FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)
- Stress & Burn Out
- Meditation & Relaxation
- Personal Development
- Problem & Solutions
I deliver workshops in Stress Management and Confidence Building.
I have chosen to deliver and focus more on these two areas, as I have found that if you are Stressed or Lack Confidence in either one or more of these areas; Work, Social, Relationships or Family life, you are more likely to seek therapy.
Stress is a Physical, Mental, or Emotional Strain or Tension:
- Stress affects us all at some point in our lives
- It’s believed to trigger 70% of visits to the doctors
- 80% of serious illnesses
- Costs UK Business Employers in the region of 700 million every year
- If not treated can cause serious burnout
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer short term and long term therapy.
1-2-1 Counselling/CBT £45.00 per 50min session Manchester (free side parking available)
Hypnotherapy: Please contact me to discuss.
Stress Management: £50.00 per head 10am-3pm
I also offer Relaxation/Meditation classes - 60min group sessions £10.00 per head