My name is Jenny Edwards and I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. Life can be overwhelming sometimes; this may be because of something that has happened in our past and has stayed with us, or because of circumstances in our present that are making things difficult. That's why I think the most important element to counselling is to pause and create space to think, reflect and talk.
I hold an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Derby and have over 5 years experience working in the field of mental health. I have experience working with a wide range of clients, including but not limited to clients experiencing:
- Low self-esteem
- Work-related stress
- Bereavement & Loss
- Pregnancy-related issues
I am a member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework and guidelines. In my practice I combine elements from Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Person-Centred Theory and Attachment Theory to tailor every session to the individual client.
I offer person-centred counselling sessions based on empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence. I will help you to explore the reasons which have brought you to counselling without judgement and achieve your goals. We all have the potential to grow, thrive and self-actualise and it is my goal to support you in this process.
What to expect
I think the most important element to counselling is space; space to reflect, think, talk, be listened to, feel understood and space to simply be without judgement. I aim to create this space by listening and building a safe, open relationship with you. Sessions will be led by whatever you choose to bring, and we will take the time to explore what might be going on for you and how to reach your goals. Together we can use this space to help you develop tools and strategies to deal with life's stressors and become more confident within yourself and the world.
Taking the first step towards counselling can feel daunting. I offer a free initial get to know each other phone call which will last roughly 30 minutes. During the call we will discuss what brings you to therapy, what your goals are and how we can work together. We will then set up our first session in your preferred format (face-to-face, phone, zoom or whatsapp video) and schedule regular appointments. If you would like to find out more or set up a phone call with me please do not hesitate to get in touch either via e-mail or phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc (Accred.) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy; September 2017 - September 2020
- BSc (Hons.) Joint Honours Psychology and Theatre Studies; September 2013 - June 2016
Continuing Professional Development
I regularly attend trainings, seminars and conferences to continue my learning. Some of the trainings I have attended are (but are not limited to):
- Coming home to the body, July 2020
- Polyvagal Theory and how to regulate your nervous system, July 2020
- Going online in times of Crisis, March 2020
- Introduction to Compassion Focussed Therapy, February 2020
- Autism Awareness Training, February 2020
- Depression: A Compassionate View, January 2019
- Complicated Grief, September 2018
- Introduction to Mindfulness, April 2018
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Free Assessment Phone Call (30 minutes)
£45 per session (50 minutes)
Concessions available for students and individuals on low income
I have availability Monday to Thursday between 10 am and 7 pm. To discuss times please get in touch.
I offer a limited amount of face-to-face sessions from a Covid-safe room in the S11 area. Please contact me for more details.
Additionally, I offer phone counselling and online counselling via Zoom or What-App Video.