Jennifer Procter MFETC (Ad Dip), MNCS(acc)
Do you feel persistently unhappy/depressed/anxious all the time? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties? Emotional Therapeutic Counselling could help.
I am a National Counselling Society accredited Counsellor and have a private practice in Cirencester. I have a wide experience in working with clients living with anxiety, stress, depression, low confidence and self esteem, relationship issues, bereavement and other life crises.
I specialise in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, which is person centred and, as its name suggests, holds the belief that dis-ease is emotionally based and that the healing of our emotional pain, which is often deeply buried, enables us to understand and change our behaviour, leading to a happier, healthier life.
It is a talking therapy, which is client led and interactive, using creative techniques designed to bypass the logical mind and work at an emotional level. I help clients to uncover, explore and express feelings in a safe, confidential and supportive environment, whilst, at the same time, working together to find strategies to manage current difficulties and improve self-esteem and self-worth.
The aim of ETC is to use the clients' own natural inner healing ability and, thereby, bring a greater self-knowledge and personal strength, from which they can cope with and enrich their lives more effectively.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, Advanced Diploma
Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society
Qualified Trainer for the Foundation of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills from the Gloucestershire Counselling Service
After teaching for twenty years, many of which were spent working with children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, I learned the real importance of emotional health for both young people and adults. I chose to train as an Emotional Therapeutic Counsellor, believing that its approach was holistic and integrative. This took four years and I now hold an Advanced Diploma. I have been practising for over nine years.
I have also trained as a Trainer for the Foundation of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, which is a registered charity. We train students to become Emotional Therapeutic Counsellors, but also those who wish to take our courses for personal development.
My work as a Trainer, Mentor and Supervisor continues to broaden and enhance my experience which, I believe, helps me to be a more effective therapist.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer an initial free consultation, which usually lasts about forty minutes. This gives the potential client time to find out about Emotional Therapeutic Counselling and feel confident about me as therapist/counsellor. Thereafter, my fee is £40 per hour. Concessions can be given.
The Foundation also has a subsidised therapy fund for those clients who are in need.
Before I came to ETC, I had tried a variety of other approaches, so was a little sceptical about whether this would help me. However, Emotional Therapeutic Counselling has given me the space to explore my feelings in a safe, comfortable environment, the opportunity to be truly myself and to feel supported in the exploration of all the feelings associated with that. I realise that I am good enough and this is a true gift.
I was pointed in the direction of ETC, after having suffered a traumatic car accident, with loss of lives, which I’d lived with ‘boxed-up’ for twenty years. ETC offered a very gentle way of looking at how my childhood had shaped the way I felt and also had dealt with my feelings and emotions. Using some of the techniques enabled me to understand how thoughts and feelings carried from childhood were hindering my healing. At no time did I feel unsupported or rushed through the process. At the end of the therapy, I knew, and still do, that I could pick up the phone and that the support would still be there.
It was a significant moment in my life when I found Emotional Therapeutic Counselling and was able to work through some of the emotional issues I was dealing with at that time. I only had a few sessions but they enabled me to understand myself better and to develop strategies to use in response to my situation. I found the approach gentle and non-invasive. ETC helped me to grow in confidence.
For more information about the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, visit our website www.emotionaltherapeuticcounselling.org.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Mon - Thurs, daytime and early evening. I try to be as flexible as I can.
Types of client