Jennifer Tomkinson, MBACP (reg), PGDip
You may come into therapy not knowing what to expect or what you need. I can facilitate the process of you understanding yourself better and finding direction. Often we are more forgiving of others than we are of ourselves, which gets in the way of us reaching our potential. You may find anxiety, depression or other negative feelings are holding you back in your life and your relationships. Perhaps you are ready to work towards changing that.
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 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.
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 no obligation assessment (50 minutes)- £60
Ongoing weekly counselling sessions (50 minutes)- £60
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.
I offer short-term therapy over 14 sessions, or open-ended therapy over a longer period.
Payment is by cash, Monzo or cheque initially, and by bank transfer after 6 sessions if you prefer.
I practice from three locations- Haggerston and Dalston in Hackney and Angel, Islington.
My room in Haggerston is on the ground floor, 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 Dalston room is in the heart of Dalston, a two minute walk from Dalston Kingsland Overground station. It is on the second floor, up three flights of stairs.
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|
My room in Haggerston is wheelchair accessible. My room in Angel is accessed by a small step at the front door.
Monday 7-11am, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evening 2-8pm Thursday 12-4pm
Types of client