Jennifer Young - MBACP Counselling for adults, children and young people
Considering counselling for the first time can be an incredibly difficult experience for many people. The thought of opening up about the things we're finding most difficult, things that we often don't fully understand, can leave us feeling even more vulnerable and isolated. Whatever your difficulty, i.e. Relationship or family problems, bullying, anxiety or low mood, for counselling to 'work', it is really important that you feel comfortable within the relationship between you and your therapist. Please feel free to read on or visit my website to learn more or simply call 07421097646 to chat about how I can support you or book an appointment in our discrete counselling room in Hartford, Northwich (or at your home address by agreement).
Its likely if you're reading this that you've made a big step in reaching out for support, the next step might be to make contact with one or more therapists to find out if counselling is for you and if so, which therapist might be the right one. You can contact me via telephone or email to ask any questions or voice any concerns you might have before deciding to book a first session. If you decide to come for a first session, we will agree a day and time that suits. This appointment is about getting to know each other, making sure counselling is the right way forward and that you are comfortable with what can be offered. If we agree to continue to meet, we will usually book a number of sessions, usually on the same day and time with regular reviews. Sessions usually last about 50 minutes although slightly longer sessions can be agreed.
Please call 07421097646 or email for more information.
How I work
Preconceptions about what counselling is often point to a person in the role of expert, providing either advice or some form of interpretation. The kind of therapy I offer, has you and your individual needs at the centre, it provides a safe space where you can explore what you need in your own time. This can look very different for each individual depending on where you are in your life. You may simply need a non-judgemental space to explore and challenge how you are experiencing your current circumstances. For others, a safe, gentle and supportive relationship is what is required to enable you to build resilience and be better equipped to be healthy and fulfilled or to manage difficulties with low mood or anxiety.
In the main I work within a person-centred framework but bring elements of CBT, Gestalt, TA and play therapy in order to tailor counselling to you and how you want to work.
I work closely with another counsellor as Young Rose Counselling and Psychotherapy http://www.youngrosecounsellingandpsychotherapy.co.uk which provides an advantage of choice. Please visit our website to find out more.
Its really important you feel comfortable to talk openly during sessions and although this depends on how you feel in sessions, it's good to know that there are professional frameworka that many practitioners work by. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which clarifies expected standards. Included in the BACPs ethical framework (http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.php), are many elements of what counselling is supposed to look like and what is not good practice, things like confidentiality, training and qualifications or respecting your ability to self-govern, along with practitioners being answerable to a governing body.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bsc Psychology (Hons), MSc/PgDip Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Salford - Registered Member MBACP - Level 4 certificate in counselling children
Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, Safeguarding, Play Therapy
I have extensive experience providing counselling through Beacon Counselling in Stockport and in a Manchester Primary School for Place2B along with private work. My counselling experience also includes clients within secondary and 6th form educational settings. My previous experience includes 10 years managing services for Local Authority Safeguarding Service, Education and Welfare officer and caring roles for both adults and children.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are offered around £45 for a one-hour session although discounts for students, those with low-incomes and block bookings can be negotiated.
It is requested that all fees are paid a week in advance via cash, cheque or BACS. Non-attendance or same day cancellations may be subject to a charge.
Please call 07421097646 or email for more information.
I hold enhanced DBS disclosure and full professional indemnity insurance. Professional references can be provided on request.