(MBACP), Cresco Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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, teams 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):
- Pregnancy & Infant Loss Practitioner Training - Accredited by the Foundation for Infant Loss, March 2022
- 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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Free Assessment Phone Call (30 minutes)
£50 per session (50 minutes)
Concessions available for students and individuals on low income
When I work
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 Microsoft Teams or What-App Video.