Jennifer Porter

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Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10
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About me

I am an experienced relationship counsellor who specialises in working with couples. I aim to help those I work with, both couples and individuals, understand and work towards more satisfying relationships.

This is not an easy process and sometimes if we are feeling low due to anxiety, depression or just the things life throws at us it can be increasingly difficult to know where to turn or what to do next. The fact you are reading this means you are already starting to think about how to make some changes in your life. Ideally we all deserve the opportunity to be 'heard' regardless of our age, gender, culture, race or sexual orientation. Many issues we face in our lives can be linked directly, or sometimes even indirectly, to our relationships. These can be relationships from our past, our present, (sometimes we have fears about making new relationships) and they may be with family, friends, partners or work colleagues.

My aim is to provide a safe, respectful, non judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore,  and gain insight into and make sense of the very thing that impacts on all of us at some time in our lives, our relationships with others. I offer counselling in-person or online.

I would describe myself as an integrative practitioner, using primarily psychodynamic, systemic and person-centred approaches. I am able though to draw on many different theories and techniques in order to find an agreed approach to exploring the issues you bring.

I have over 25 years experience in delivering all aspects of relationship counselling. I am also a clinical supervisor and trainer, having trained many other counsellors to work with couples.

I believe in working collaboratively, which means we will draw on our collective skills and experience to find a solution that best fits you and your situation. Together we will assess the options available in order to navigate our way through the complexity of thoughts, feelings and emotions that go into any one human relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

My formal qualifications include:

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person-centred), CENTRA    
Certificate in Marital & Couple Counselling Theory & Practice, Relate
Postgraduate Dip. Systemic Practice with Families and Couples, Institute of Family Therapy
Postgraduate Dip. Clinical Supervision & Consultancy, Regents College
MA Counselling Studies, Chester University
Post Graduate Certificate in Relationship & Psychosexual Therapy

I am a member of BACP and COSRT. I adhere to a strict code of ethics and practice.

My private practice is delivered from my home on the Welsh border, just to the north of Oswestry. I am able to offer a comfortable, private consulting room in a quiet, yet accessible rural location minutes from the A5.  I am within easy travelling distance from Chester, Cheshire, Shrewsbury, the Wirral, North Wales and North Shropshire.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling                        £50.00
Young people & Families    POA
Clinical Supervision            £90.00 for 1.5 Hours
Group Supervision              Price on application

On occasion I have spaces available for concessionary rates for those on benefits or on low income please contact for further information.

Availability
Please contact me for availability.

Payment
I accept payment by cards, cash or bank transfer.

All terms and conditions of the counselling will be discussed at the first session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I do try to work flexibly with clients in regard to appointment times, please contact me for more information.

Further information

Please contact me via email or my mobile number. I am always happy to answer your questions about therapy in general, about the service I offer and to discuss availability. Please be aware, I'm not always able to respond immediately but I will reply as soon as possible.

If you contact me I will offer you an initial session to explore what you are looking for in terms of support/help, and then together we can assess how the service I offer might help and then if we both feel we can work together, we can plan a way forward for the therapy.

People often ask how long counselling takes, sadly there is no easy answer to that question! However once we have met and decided to work together, we will review our working relationship at regular intervals to allow the space to check how things are going and to make sure it is still the right thing for you.

Anyone interested in Clinical Supervision, either individual or group; or any training requirements, please contact me for further information.

St. Martins, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

My supervision training was based on a multi-modal approach, although that said I am almost certainly informed primarily by the two main theoretical approaches I have studied; psychodynamic and systemic.

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Jennifer Porter
Jennifer Porter