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About me

From the 7th June I am returning to seeing clients in person as well as over Zoom.

As things start to open up again you might be finding yourself feeling more anxious, or wanting to address things you’ve put aside during lockdown. We’ve all been operating in some level of survival mode over the last year or so, and are only just starting to process what we’ve been through and are still dealing with.

Therapy can help provide grounding and stability, and connect you with what you can control- how you respond to difficult situations, what helps you feel supported and how you can look after yourself and others.

I provide therapy for adults 18+ in a safe, confidential and accepting environment. I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ and queer clients and am a proud member of the queer community.


The relationship between counsellor and client is fundamental to therapy. I offer an accepting, understanding and genuine relationship, and a space that is yours. I provide a rare experience of being truly listened to without judgement. In this supportive relationship you can begin to develop a better, kinder relationship to yourself and others.

I am an accredited 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.

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 private practice in central London and my background includes working at LGBT charity ELOP and supporting clients with serious mental health conditions in homeless and mental health charities.

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 on subjects including GSRD (Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diverse) Relationships, Trauma, Domestic Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Hoarding, Supporting people who hear voices, and Bereavement.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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

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 therapy, with a review after 6 sessions to reflect on how it’s going.

Payment is by cash, bank transfer or Monzo before the session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

First Base Old Street Ltd
140 Tabernacle Street
London
EC2A 4SD

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Zoom
Jennifer Tomkinson, MBACP (Accred), PGDip

Jennifer Tomkinson, MBACP (Accred), PGDip