Jennifer Tomkinson, MBACP (reg), PGDip
I provide therapy for individuals in a safe, confidential and accepting environment. I work with adults 18 years and up on a short-term or long-term basis depending on your needs.
As a person-centred therapist I believe that as a client you are the expert on your own experiences, and that my role is to facilitate the process of you developing a deeper understanding of yourself.
We all have an in-built ability to grow and develop in order to reach our potential but this can get distorted or interrupted by our life experiences. Counselling is an opportunity to reconnect with our potential and explore what matters most.
The relationship between counsellor and client is fundamental to therapy. I offer an accepting, understanding and genuine relationship, and a space that is yours. Counselling can give you a rare experience of being truly listened to without judgement.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. This ensures I work responsibly and professionally, and follow the code of conduct outlined in the framework. For example, I receive regular clinical supervision to critically reflect on my work with clients and all aspects of my counselling practice.
My counselling practice is inclusive of all races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities and religious beliefs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally trained and qualified person-centred humanistic therapist.
I have nearly a decade of experience providing counselling in different settings. I have worked in further education, young adult wellbeing services, and in mental health charities. I currently offer individual counselling in my private practice in central London and at ELOP, a LGBT charity offering a range of wellbeing services in East London. I also run therapy groups and workshops for clients with serious mental health conditions at a homeless charity in the borough of Westminster.
I completed my postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at York St John University, a course that is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Following qualification I have completed various training courses to develop my knowledge further, on subjects including Trauma, Domestic Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Hoarding, Supporting people who hear voices, and Bereavement.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Initial assessment (one hour)- £50
Weekly counselling sessions (50 minutes)- £55
An initial assessment will allow you to discuss what has prompted you to seek counselling, and to explore how we will work together. It is a mutual assessment.
During the assessment we will agree how we will work together. I offer short-term therapy over 14 sessions, or open-ended therapy over a longer period.
Payment is by cash or cheque initially, and by bank transfer after 6 sessions if you prefer.
I practice from two locations- Haggerston, Hackney and Angel, Islington.
My room in Haggerston is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible, in a light and welcoming building a 1 minute walk from Haggerston Overground station, a 10 minute walk from Hoxton Overground, and 10 minutes walk from Dalston Junction.
My room in Angel is on the ground floor of a quiet and peaceful Georgian Townhouse, a 5 minute walk from Angel tube station, a 15 minute walk from Old Street station, and a 20 minute walk from Kings Cross St Pancras station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evening 2-8pm Thursday 12-4pm, Friday 7-11am
Types of client