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About me

I am Jen, a person-centred therapist working online and in person with LGBTQ+ and GSRD clients. I am a proud member of the queer community and a passionate ally for trans, non-binary and gender-noncomforming folk. My heart is with working with queer clients, and my experience of being othered allows me to relate to and empathize with a range of experiences inside and outside of the queer community.

If you’re trans and living in the UK things are far from easy at the moment. I provide a safe, accepting and affirming relationship in which you can be your full self, and explore the impact of living in a world that can be unwelcoming and sometimes dangerous for those who don’t fit gender norms, or who have any kind of identity that is not considered ‘mainstream’ (cisgender, heterosexual, white).

My approach is about giving you space to explore what is important to you, and involves us both being curious about your experience and how you can understand yourself better. Through offering a deeply empathetic relationship, I aim to counterbalance the discrimination and lack of validation you may encounter in the world.

This can enable you to become kinder to yourself. We can explore whatever is getting in the way of you thriving and living in a way that has meaning for you.

If any of this resonates with you please get in touch to discuss meeting for an assessment or having a short chat on the phone first.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and training

  • Postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2012 York St John University)
  • Accredited Professional Registrant with the National Counselling Society (2022)

Continued professional development (CPD) including:

  • Working with Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender-Questioning Clients (2021 Nscience)
  • Queering Psychotherapy (2019 Confer)
  • Trauma and the Body (2019 Nscience)

Experience

  • over 10 years of experience providing counselling skills in different settings
  • background in mental health support in charity sector
  • worked in LGBTQ+ charities 
  • mentoring trainee LGBTQ+ therapists

Additional information

  • Fully insured
  • registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Initial assessment (50 minutes)- £50-70
Ongoing weekly counselling sessions (50 minutes)- £50-70

My fees depend on your income and we can agree this together.

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 for us both to get a sense of things.

I offer open-ended weekly therapy, with a review after 6 sessions and then at regular intervals to reflect on how it’s going.

Payment is by cash, bank transfer or Monzo on the day of the session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have online spaces at 4pm on Mondays, 9.30am on Wednesdays and 12pm and 4.30pm Thursdays to meet online. Please get in touch to discuss meeting for an initial assessment.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

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Jen Tomkinson

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