About me

Hello, I'm Jen, an experienced Counsellor and Practice Supervisor based in Garmouth, Moray and working via zoom, skype and telephone.

I describe myself as working in an Integrative way: my approach is responsive to you and what you bring. I have worked extensively with teenagers and young adults as well as adults in transition, for example, during times of change within work, relationships or because of stage of life.

When you first contact me we will arrange a free short telephone consultation which will help us to decide if my practice is a good match for your therapeutic goals.

Over my 15 years of practice, I have witnessed the power of a safe and supportive relationship and that is what I offer. 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. Please be assured that you will be met with empathy, warmth and respect. Our telephone consultation will enable you to decide if our initial communication feels like the right 'fit' for you.

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 fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Bachelor of Science Behavioural Science
  • Post Grad Diploma Person Centred Counselling
  • Certificate in Supervising Individuals and Groups
  • 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

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.

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Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

  • Free initial telephone consultation
  • Sliding scale 
  • Concessions available and agreed on a case by case basis

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Various days and times offered including evenings and Saturday mornings.

Further information

As we all adhere to the current guidelines to safeguard against Covid19, I want to specify that I can offer ad hoc and ongoing counselling sessions over the telephone or using Skype and Zoom, depending on what we both feel is appropriate. I am experienced in using both methods and can discuss this with you during an initial telephone call.

I work from a private space and so can continue to offer a confidential service. Please call me on the number above if you would like to make an enquiry or email me and I will get back to you at a convenient time.

Fochabers
Moray
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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Jennifer Upson

Jennifer Upson