About me

Hello, I'm Jen, a qualified and experienced counsellor and supervisor based in Garmouth, Moray.

I completed my training in Person Centred Counselling in 2006 at The University of Aberdeen and my training in Counselling Supervision in 2010 at Strathclyde University.

I have always been interested in people and how they make sense of their experiences, cope with life's challenges, thrive and heal, and I have always felt drawn to working with people facing adversity. This has resulted in me having a fulfilling career working with young people and adults in a variety of settings and working to overcome an extensive number of challenging life issues.

I have witnessed and experienced the positive impact of a safe counselling relationship on the lives of many people, including myself.

My approach is integrative. My core values are all about empowerment, respect and autonomy and this fits beautifully with my counselling role. Counselling offers you dedicated time to be heard.

For an initial conversation, please get in touch via landline, mobile or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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
  • 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


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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  • Free initial telephone consultation
  • £30 for initial session
  • £40 for each 1 hour session thereafter
  • Reduced fees available and agreed on a case by case basis

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

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, 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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


Various days and times including evenings and Saturdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Jennifer Upson

Jennifer Upson