Meadows Counselling-Jenny Hodsdon BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBACP
Hi I'm Jenny. Maybe you haven't been feeling quite like yourself recently? Have you been feeling really anxious? Maybe you feel overwhelmed with all your problems right now and may have been having panic attacks?
Anxiety can make it hard to focus so that just watching your favourite TV series is difficult. You may find the everyday things you used to do without thinking have become hard or scary eg driving, meeting people. You may feel scared and jittery but not know why? Decisions such as just choosing a shampoo becomes a big thing. Sometimes your anxiety makes it hard to leave the house. If this sounds familiar then why not think about counselling? All it takes is a brief email or a quick phone call to me and that's it-you've taken that first step to feeling better.
Or those sad feelings that make it hard to enjoy just the simple things sometimes? Do you find it hard to face the day now when you used to look forward to the possibilities it held? If you have days when you are struggling to feel any joy in life then talking about those feelings of everything being a hopeless mess may help you to see things more clearly. It's one of the reasons many people come for counselling.
Counselling gives you protected time away from everything-time that is completely yours. It's safe because what you say is confidential (I won't talk about it to others) and you won't be judged either. You may find that although your friends and family may really want to help you, they can't give you these things. In that hour you can totally focus on what is happening for you. Especially if any of the feelings I have mentioned have given you that 'aha!' moment.
So why not take the first step? Maybe do that today? Email or phone me and if I'm not available (I may be in a session & can't answer) just leave a message & I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Your first visit costs £25 and sessions will be £40 after that.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Psychology (Hons). This included a Research project on Self Esteem.
Diploma (Level 4) in Therapeutic Counselling.
Shorter training courses attended:-
Solution Focused Therapy
Samaritans Suicide training
Self Harm and
Alcohol and Drug Addiction.
I attend regular training for Equality, Adult Safeguarding, Confidentiality and data protection.
I have many years experience of working within a healthcare environment including fertility services.
I have a wide range of counselling experience including Bereavement Counselling and General Practice Counselling. I have previously volunteered with a Non-profit making City Centre Counselling Service which takes referrals from the Probation Service, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and local Mental Health Services.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Low mood
- Low self esteem
- Relationship issues
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Work/Life balance
- Harassment at work
- Chronic illness
- Acquired brain injury
- Life-limiting genetic conditions.
Photos & videos
I offer a discounted rate for students.
Details that you provide me with are for the purpose of making contact only. If they are not required ie you decide not to have counselling I will delete any record of your contact details. Your details will not be passed to a third party.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The Counselling Room is accessed by a flight of steps. There are other options to access the room for those who have mobility issues but are not wheelchair users. Please enquire as to the suitability for you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|