My name is Jenny Brown and I am a (BACP) British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited Counsellor & Intuitive Psychotherapist working in Droitwich- I am within easy access to Junction 5 of the M5 and Bromsgrove.
Thank you for reading my profile and I hope it will help you to embark on your counselling journey. I am a warm, perceptive and experienced counsellor with a passion for helping clients to move forwards in their lives. I provide a confidential and therapeutic space whereby you can talk and make sense of whatever is causing you distress. To facilitate this I ensure clients feel safe and listened to without fear of being judged or unheard.
As your counsellor, I will offer you a calm, reflective atmosphere in which to find clarity, make changes in your life, heal, and grow. I am present in a genuine, compassionate, and non-judgemental way, and I may challenge you appropriately at times. I use my natural intuition to help you to understand what could be holding you back in your life. I am committed to being responsive to the needs of individual clients, and I tailor my work to your needs, also recognising that these needs may change over time. I have an innate, empathic awareness of where clients are in their world and instinctively know how to help facilitate their healing, growth and change. I do this whilst respecting your free will, creativity and potential.
Counselling is a powerful journey that can lead to a greater understanding of ourselves, promoting emotional and psychological recovery from an array of issues- past and present. Thus, enabling well-being and peace of mind, for a more harmonious and fulfilling future. By being able to talk in a safe and confidential setting you will be able to discuss issues and difficulties as short or long term as you require.
I welcome informal enquiries via email or by phone (Please check your junk mail if you haven't had a response from me within 24 hours).
I also accept EAP (Employee Assistance Program) referrals.
What I can help with
I offer private counselling for people experiencing a wide variety of issues including :-
Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Stress, Alcohol misuse, Anger problems, Chronic Pain, Work related problems, Eating Disorders, Abuse (psychological, emotional and physical) Relationship problems, Childhood issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self Esteem issues, LGBTQ+.
Loss and Grief Counselling
I am a specialist in loss and grief- which will often link with issues such as Anxiety and Depression. Grief is a natural response to loss. It's the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Most people associate grief with the death of a loved one but any loss can cause grief, including:
- A relationship breakup
- Death/ loss of a pet
- Loss of health
- Losing a job/ home
- Loss of financial stability
- A miscarriage
- A loved ones illness
- Loss of friendship
- Loss of safety after a trauma
How I work
My modality of working is Person-Centred integrative therapy whereby my clients are the most important part of therapy and developing trust and frame of reference is key. I integrate approaches from a number of sources to find tailored solutions that fit the particular needs of the person who comes to me for help and support.
The integrative approach also refers to the infusion of a person's personality and needs- integrating the affective, behavioural, cognitive and physiological systems within one person, as well as addressing social and spiritual aspects.
Essentially, integrative counsellors are not only concerned with what works, but why it works- tailoring therapy to their clients and not the client to therapy. In this way, there is freedom for the client to have the ability to find their own answers from within- instead of being told what to do.
I also offer creative forms of therapy whereby clients share, explore and think about their thoughts, feelings and ideas. This process of self-exploration can often yield surprising results, or uncover to us some feelings or thoughts we once thought we had forgotten, or in fact thoughts or feelings we did not know we had. Like the creative process in arts, music or writing, we open new parts of ourselves- thus growthful and insightful. (You don't need to be 'artistic' or 'creative' to benefit from this).
How Counselling works
I am passionate about developing a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, and have seen many times the importance this plays in the counselling process. Given a safe environment, many clients often find that counselling offers them, for the first time, the experience of talking about issues that they never expected to be able to discuss. Counselling enables you to be truly heard and accepted unconditionally without fear of being judged or criticised. This ultimately allows healing to take place and issues can then be worked through and resolved.
I see it as an honour to help people in this way and am always touched by the courage clients show when they enter into therapy, I am truly inspired by the resilience and power of the human spirit.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Accredited Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. This closely correlates with my personal code of ethics.
- I undertake regular workshops and Continued Professional Development courses, not only for continued learning but to continue in developing myself as a person. I am also a Qualified Reiki Master Practitioner, Reiki is becoming a prominent alternative therapy using energy to heal on a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual level. Clients often describe it as a very relaxing experience. Meditation can also be helpful in calming the mind, I can explain how to meditate and it can work extremely well in the counselling/ healing process.
I began my counselling career in 2010. Initially, I worked with pre and post bereaved clients in a hospice setting- I also provided counselling for clients facing a life limiting illness. I have worked in a GP surgery supporting clients with complex issues including Self harm, OCD's and Gender identity problems.
I later worked at a FE College counselling students facing difficulties and pressure along with running workshops on Anxiety, Depression and Self-Esteem. I have worked for a local bereavement service whereby I helped clients following the loss of a loved one, who had died in traumatic circumstances such as suicide and other sudden deaths.
I have extensive experience of working with a wide range of clients in my own private practice (including EAP referrals) and run groups which focus on self- development and personal growth.
Settings I have worked in:-
Counsellor in a GP practice
Counsellor in a hospice
Counsellor in a college
Counsellor in private practice
Essential Supervision Skills (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Registered, Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).
Continued Professional Development
A short guide to what every psychological therapist should know about working with psychiatric drugs
A question of soul: the importance of being in the therapeutic relationship
Adverse Childhood Experiences (Abuse, neglect, family/ household dysfunction)-consequences in adulthood
Counselling Tutor: Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Working with bereavement and complex grief
A Meeting of Souls
Suicide: The Confident Practitioner
Applying Theories of Grief to practice
Person-Centred and Cognitive explanations of Addiction
Impact of Anxious Attachment
Practical Counselling strategies and interventions in Addiction work
Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Supporting People in Prison
Holistic Themes in Palliative Care
Complicated Grief: Theory, Research and Practice- Julian Bond
Why do People Hoard?
Early Life Experiences & Attachment
Grieving in a Different Gear- Dodie Graves
Counselling for Anomalous Experiences
Attachment Theory- Richard Bowlby
Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People
Scientific and Applied Perspectives on Bereavement- Stroebe & Schut
Understanding Depression & Anxiety
Working with Values & Beliefs
Personal Stories of End of Life Care
Psychological and Cultural Care
Safeguarding in FE Colleges
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.
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
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Individual (at private practice in Droitwich) £50.00 per hour session.
Online sessions via Zoom/ Telephone £45.00 per hour session.
To secure booked appointments, payment is required within 48 hours of making an appointment. Payment details will be emailed before the first session is due to take place.
I have a hybrid workstyle, whereby I work in various mediums- including Face-to-face, Online via Zoom and Telephone if required.
Cancellations/ rescheduling should be made as soon as possible/ 48 hours in advance to avoid fee payment.
There is ample free parking and I am near to bus routes.
If you call and I can't answer please leave a voicemail or text and I will contact you ASAP. My telephone number is 07926 628323, you are also welcome to email me at email@example.com
I endeavour to reply to all enquiries ASAP. Please check your junk mail, if you do not see a reply to your email.
I offer appointments Tuesday to Friday and some evening appointments dependent on my current availability. Please make contact to find out my current availability/ further information.
During our first appointment, we will discuss your expectations of counselling and talk about the frequency and number of sessions you feel you may need and I will explain more about Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I regularly offer the opportunity for us to work together in reviewing the counselling process, to ascertain how you feel counselling is working for you. This gives us both the opportunity to feedback on how the process is progressing and discussing therapeutic change etc.
I receive regular on-going professional, clinical supervision to assure you that I am an ethical practitioner and to aid in providing best practice and positive client outcomes.
I welcome EAP enquiries and referrals.
I also provide counselling information, wellbeing tips and affirmations on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Jenny-Brown-MBACP-Accredited-Counsellor-Intuitive-Psychotherapist-762065463895027/