Counselling is an effective way of helping you understand and resolve any long or short term personal or emotional issue, preventing you from getting on and enjoying your life.
I provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment, where we can explore the positive changes required to accept and move on with your life. I can offer help with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, health problems, disability, relationship issues and bereavement.
I use an integrative approach incorporating different theoretical models, tailoring my skills and techniques to meet the individual needs of my client. I believe that counselling facilitates change and personal growth. Together we will explore your patterns of behaviour and core beliefs linked to events in the past. This will lead to a deeper self-awareness, helping you to make small changes to overcome your difficulties, and lead a more fulfilling life.
Whatever your issue, you will be met with understanding, empathy and acceptance.
I have a background in nursing and midwifery, so I have a good understanding of pregnancy and birth related issues, as well as health problems and chronic conditions.
I enjoy working with adults and young people (11-18) in my private practice.
I work within the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) guidelines and ethical framework,and receive regular clinical supervision to support my work, ensuring high standards as well as safe and ethical practice.
I offer long or short term therapy, flexible day and evening sessions to suit your busy lifestyle!
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered General Nurse 1981
Registered Midwife 1984
Diploma in Health and Social Science 2002
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2011
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies 2012
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2014
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training 2012
Attachment Workshop 2013
Family Dynamics 2013
When things are never the same again 2014
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults 2014
From Trauma to Containment 2014
Working creatively with young people 2015
A Therapeutic approach to suicide 2015
So you want to be a school counsellor 2015
Exploring Invisible Autism 2015
NLP and EFT Workshop 2015
The many meanings of anxiety 2015
Talking Therapies Workshop 2015
Systemic Family Counselling 2015
workng with sand trays and stones 2016
Working with Bereavement May 2016
Transactional Analysis and Attachment Oct 2016
Certificate in Working with Young People Dec 2016
Brief Therapy Training Feb 2017
Working with Anxiety/phobias and OCD Sept 2017
Working with Psychosexual issues Oct 2017
I hold a current enhanced DBS and safeguarding certificate
Parent and Child counselling workshop Feb 2018
Working with young people with Eating Disorders March 2018
Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited training May 2018
Level 5 Certificate in working with Young People March 2020
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
I have experience in working with adults and young people with learning disabilities such as Autism and Cerebral Palsy. I also work with disorders such as OCD, ADHD, ODD GAD and PD.
I believe that my nursing and midwifery background, enhances my practice in working with pregnancy, birth and health related problems.
Then my fee is £50 for a 50 minute session.
For young people (11-18) I offer a free 30 minute consultation where parents are invited to attend with their child prior to the start of therapy. Session fees are then £50.
All fees are payable 24 hours in advance.
Concessions offered for
I run my private practice from home in a safe and quiet location with off street parking.
I have previous experience working with young people (8-18 years) as a school counsellor in a Wokingham school.
I have over 25 years experience working in the NHS as a health care professional.
I have recently completed an accredited training course for the Foundation of Infant Loss.
You can find out more information on my website - jennyfostercounselling.co.uk