Jennifer Upson

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BSc PG Dip MBACP
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Fochabers, Moray, IV32
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Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi and welcome. My name is Jen and I run Speyside Counselling, offering face to face sessions in Moray and covering the UK through telephone and online sessions.

Here I offer a safe and confidential space for you to understand and work through the challenges you are facing. In our counselling sessions you have a place where you can make sense of the past, deal with present day stresses and / or make decisions about your future. 

I have been practicing as a therapist for over 15 years and, in this time, life, training and professional experience have shaped me into the down to earth, authentic and empathic therapist I am now. 

I have worked extensively with young people and adults dealing with a wide range of difficulties including:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Work-related stress
  • Alcohol-related problems
  • Self harm
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bereavement
  • Abuse
  • Loss and change
  • Personal development

This list is not exhaustive so please get in touch with any questions you might have. 

I am a firm supporter of counselling and therapy, having experienced the positive impact of safe, supportive counselling relationships both personally and professionally. Please be assured that you will be met with empathy, warmth and respect and a solution-focused attitude.

We will work at your pace to bolster your autonomy and sense of empowerment: allowing you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings and gain a greater understanding of self and the world you inhabit.

Beginning the counselling process is a leap into the unknown and therefore can be a nerve wracking step but with curiosity and courage may come greater contentment. 

I am available via email and mobile for initial enquiries and I like to have an informal conversation with everyone who contacts me to help ease any nerves and answer any questions. Please get in touch by either of these means or by booking an introductory call. 

I am a Registered Individual Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such, I abide by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am also an Accredited Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of BACP
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Behavioural Science
  • Post Grad Diploma (PG Dip) Person Centred Counselling
  • Certificate in Supervising Individuals and Groups
  • BA Fine Art (current)
  • Various professional development training course and conferences including mental health first aid, working with suicide and self-harm, working with couples, trauma-informed practice, working therapeutically with young people, CBT approaches, working with alcohol and substance misuse problems, working online and via telephone
  • Counselling young people 16 + and adults experiencing a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and self harm, alcohol and drug problems, low self esteem, loss and grief and relationship problems. This list is not exhaustive.

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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone consultation, a sliding scale for fees and also provide concessionary rates.

I am also happy to offer single sessions as and when required and flexible over how frequently clients attend to reduce the financial commitment. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Various days and times offered including evenings and Saturday mornings. I offer a flexible service so appointment times can vary according to your availability. 

Further information

I use the Psychology Today platform for online counselling which is easy to navigate and secure. I am experienced in using both telephone and video methods and can discuss this with you during an initial telephone call.

Fochabers, Moray, IV32

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Online
Phone

I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2006 and describe myself as an Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor.

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