Jenny Hersey DipHE

Jenny Hersey DipHE

About me

My name is Jenny and I am a qualified humanistic/integrative counsellor. I am an approachable, compassionate therapist who's aim is to provide a safe, secure environment for my clients. I draw from a wide range of counselling knowledge and skills. Person centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
This enables me to offer diverse counselling sessions to fully meet the needs of a person or couple. My primary way of working is Person Centred.

People generally come to counselling if they are feeling the need to talk through any difficulties they are having. These can include problems in relationships, traumatic events, mental health issues and bereavement or just because they need to work something through. Counselling is for everybody and it gives people the space and time to talk through whatever difficulties or worries that they are experiencing.

My counselling approach focuses on the here and now and also links in with the past and past experiences. The sessions are client led and you will have full autonomy over what you want to talk about. This approach works towards self development and also identifies any patterns of behaviour or obstacles that are stopping you from moving forward.

I can offer a safe, non judgmental, confidential space where you will feel secure and comfortable enough to share any concerns or issues that are affecting your emotional well being and personal development.

On our initial assessment session we will discuss the therapeutic models of counselling, how I work and what you think will be the best way of working for you. We will discuss what it is you want to get out of the sessions or what you want to achieve. I fully believe that the counsellor/client relationship is key to therapeutic change so its really important that you feel comfortable whilst we are working together.

I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework and am fully insured with Towergate Insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a level 5 diploma in integrative counselling and am starting a masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy in September 2019. I have a qualification in working with addiction and in working with bereavement. I also have a certificate in trauma, dissociation and recovery and will be doing further study in this field of work. I am an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss and have had significant training in this area.

My training has been further strengthened by my work with the Victim Support service which provides emotional support to victims of crime and their families. My work was primarily with victims of sexual assault and trauma and families dealing with the trauma of losing a loved one through homicide. I have also worked for the NHS supporting people struggling with mental health issues and have worked for Unseen.

Through these organisations I have had in depth training for:

Childhood trauma
Adult Trauma
Mental Health
Domestic Violence
Sexual violence
Murder, manslaughter and road death
Human Trafficking

I have completed further training around child development and behaviour and have a diploma in this field of work. I also work with victims of human trafficking and modern slavery.

I am currently working in private practice with adults and children and for a bereavement charity. I also work for Bristol children's services with families struggling with many issues such as Autism and Aspergers, disabled children or adults and dysfunctioning families.


Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£40 for face to face counselling

£40 for home visits

£35 for telephone counselling

All my sessions are for an hour.

Further information

I offer a professional counselling service to children, adults and couples.  I have experience of working with children and young people in a secondary school setting and through private practice. I currently work for a bereavement service, an employee assistance programme and in private practice.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS14

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme